Google Places Update

Hi all, this information comes from Brian Anderson. See his stuff at

Google Places Updates:

Some quick points….

1.  Reviews
Google is going to begin advocating to businesses that they set up computers/workstations where clients can post live reviews in their place of business.  There is no penalty for "same IP address" moving forward, assuming a "reasonable number".  The technical Places sales rep indicated 10 or less per would be acceptable, and more if the business type warranted it.  

There algorithm will flag more than 10 a day.

2.  Multiple Listings (pending)
If you get to a point of multiple listings, and they just seem to be pending, this technical Google Places manager confirmed our long-standing belief — just start over in a new account.

3.  Account Suspensions
Once again, this technical Google Places manager confirmed that if you get your account suspended, it will NEVER get fixed.  Just start over with a new account.

4.  Google Reps
This technical Google Places resource confirmed that Google has 4 reps in Kansas City and is rolling out similar resources elsewhere.

5.  Facebook Fan Pages and Google
This one is really good.  Tie your Places Page into your Facebook Fan Page (example – screen shot below)
Do this by putting this link from your Google Places page in your actual Fan Page.  The Google Places resource indicated it was a VERY good thing to do – and strongly recommended every business serious about Google Places do it.  Enough said!

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