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Paid Search Pops Up in More Places

We keep talking about different ways that paid search results (aka pay-per-click or PPC) keep taking up more and more real estate on Google’s search engine results pages. Now we’re seeing the trend expand beyond regular web searches. Google’s latest updates have made paid results more prominent on image search and maps. What’s this all…

Google’s ‘Place Search’ Adds Spice to Local Business Listings

Further shaking up the local search market, Google today launched ‘Place Search’ — dubbed ‘a new kind of local search result‘ — that will organize your SERP around geographic listings. Ostensibly, this will help users easily find local hotspots, complete with reviews and red map pins, that they can explore (assuming they ever get off…