Understanding Google My Business & Local Search
Local Search: News of the Weird
I love the intersection of Map and life and sometimes the things that I read provide a new angle that just wasn’t obvious before.
This recent post in the Google Maps forums raises all sorts of questions. It falls into the category of “no wonder they are getting a divorce”:
Date: October 31, 2009 4:17:25 PM EDT
Subject: I have an ex – wife who is now a business competitor. How can I prevent her from posting fictitious bad reviews
Author: Dream Parties
When a customer googles my company, all reviews are positive, 5 stars. But my ex-wife is now in the same business and has threatened to publish fictitious bad reviews. How can I block all reviews or tell the world that her review is a fraud.
Question from Dream Parties in Maps – How Do I?
So one has to ask a few questions here, no?
– What was the husband at Dream Parties really doing?
– Will ownership of an LBC account someday become a disputed asset in the divorce court? Will we see an LBC custody case?
– What else does she know?
– And who really did write those reviews in the first place?
From the arena of News of the Weird (Corporate version) in the category of “Tim Armstrong has his work cut out for him at AOL”: AOL’s Patch Dumps Google Maps, But Not For MapQuest
After a Spring-time acquisition, AOL’s local news subsidiary Patch finally dumped Google Maps from its homepages today.
But instead of Mapquest, Patch pages feature Open Street Maps.
Can someone explain to me their thinking? Is this what is known as corporate synergies?
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