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    Recent Google survey implies charges for GMB


    God, sorry, I mean Google, have done a recent survey for GMB users about potentially monetising the service.

    https://www.seroundtable.com/google-...ize-27482.html
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    I see this as the next nail in the coffin for organic listings being pushed to page 2.

    We got the Google Guarantee, we have ad carousels, then adwords... so lets see that's how many ads now... 6 LOL, not much room left on page 1.

    Oh and ppc ads now look like listings with "site links", taking up even more real-estate on page 1.

    When will it end ?? As soon as Page 1 is all paid promotional listings. Maybe it won't happen for another 5 years, here's hoping LOL.
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    I admire their products, but I don't think anything would be as satisfying as seeing their monopoly fall.

    They're basically Yelp (if this goes through)
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    If this happen, people may start using Bing, Duckduck go or other Search Engines as they are still free. Paid GMB is not a good idea at all.
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    Google is free, and will always be free to the people that matter to Google. The people that make Google money, the users (searchers).

    Businesses feed off their success, we'd be foolish to ignore Google. It's just a shame they're taking advantage of their monopoly.

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