Google LBC Adds Tools for Service/Home Businesses

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on March 24, 2010 5 Comments

We’ve talked before about the failure of Google’s Local Business Center to provide a way for service-based and home-based businesses to use Google Maps without … well, cheating. A couple weeks ago at SMX West, Google’s Carter Maslan was asked about solving this problem and he said … “I don’t want to say ‘hold your breath,’ but ‘almost hold your breath.’” He said something was coming soon.

And today it’s here. Have a look:

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I’ve written this up in more depth and with more screenshots on Search Engine Land:

Google Maps Finally Welcome To Home-Based & Service-Based Businesses

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  1. MiriamEllis says:

    Ahhh! This is huge news, Matt. Running right over to read your full post. Thank you for blogging about this.

  2. Mike Ramsey says:

    I am not going to touch a client listing with this until some more information comes out. You want to start a widget cleaning company in San Fransisco with me Matt? ;)

  3. Don Campbell says:

    Wow this is huge Matt. Thanks for writing this up and providing screen shots. I know a lot of small business owners that will benefit from this!

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