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    Google Local: Finally Up To Yahoo Speed


    Google graduated their local search to beta yesterday with the launch of Google Local. Google crosschecks their index with the Yellow Pages to deliver local stores and services.
    http://www.webpronews.com/insiderrep...ahooSpeed.html
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    I really donít like this local search at all. Google is not doing anyone a favor showing semi relevant companies in an area. Its ok if you are looking a pizza, after that who cares. My two cents tells me that google has gone from innovator to imitator.
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    Originally Posted by dougedoug
    I really donít like this local search at all. Google is not doing anyone a favor showing semi relevant companies in an area. Its ok if you are looking a pizza, after that who cares. My two cents tells me that google has gone from innovator to imitator.
    One of the sites that I run is a "local" and the google "above the SERPs" results for my town are crap. I don't know where they dug up those sites.
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    yeah...the results really blow.
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    I have to agree. The local results bite! They bring up nothing.
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    Here's a funny review of the Local Search.

    http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/001739.html
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    Thumbs down


    It doesn't even work in Canada. Once again, Google has outweighed the importance of their neighbours to the North.
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    theres something very obscene about that new thumbs down icon....or is it just me?
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    Originally Posted by hexed
    It doesn't even work in Canada. Once again, Google has outweighed the importance of their neighbours to the North.
    It's beta... normal they use US for developpement.
    Think about it... we'll get the bug free version...lol
    Disclaimer : My posts on SEO are just from my observations and I do not say it is a true fact... A real fact of life is that, I'm often wrong...
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    Originally Posted by Jocelyn
    It's beta... normal they use US for developpement.
    Think about it... we'll get the bug free version...lol
    i hope it never resurfaces again.

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