• http://feedthebot.blogspot.com feedthebot

    Maybe web designers will start actually using text for a business address instead of having that address hidden to search engines in images.

  • http://www.blumenthals.com/blog mblumenthal

    Hi Greg-

    I would make one correction to the above otherwise excellant summary (thanks) and that would be to say that the Google Organic Onebox Local results rely heavily on the star ranking but not exclusively.

    I could use someone with some statistics background to help me better understand the data so if you find anyone send them along :)

    Mike

  • http://www.blumenthals.com/blog mblumenthal

    Oh and since this research focused exclusively on restaurants it is very likely that Google Organic Onebox weights different factors depending on the market…more research needed here.

    Mike

  • http://foxadv.blogspot.com personalchef

    Hi Friends.
    I have a client who has some troubles with his Local Search Results. I submitted the addresses and url and got verified thru phone from Google. But the problem is it shows a wrong URL, which has nothing to do with the business. The url is http://www.sarasotamassageschool.com
    If i do a search for sarasota school of massage therapy it gives the right address but wrong URL. I spoke to Matt Cutts in Pub con and I did get an email from Google referring to Matt Cutts reference. It is very unusal problem and Google team did respond to me. I send them an email back. Lets see how it goes, at the meantime if any one knows anything please let me know and appreciate your great work. Thank you
    Suresh