Google Maps Labs “What’s Around Here?” Feature May Reveal Ranking Factors

by Chris Silver Smith

Be sure to check out my new post over at SEM Clubhouse on how Google Maps Labs’ new “What’s Around Here?” feature may reveal PlaceRank secrets.

Enabling What's Around Here in Google Maps Labs

“What’s Around Here?” is a wildcard feature that allows people to view the most-popular businesses and places for a particular mapped area.

Listing out the most-popular places for any given area, without having a keyword relevance or business category factoring in as well, may allow one further insight into the relative weighting of the ranking factors that influence priority within Google Maps listings.

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One Response to “Google Maps Labs “What’s Around Here?” Feature May Reveal Ranking Factors”

  1. Mike Ramsey says:

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