16th May 2012
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This is just quick update to show that my Google Places impressions over the past 30 days are less than half of what they were the previous month.

This was the result of following the new Google guidelines that require local service businesses without a storefront to check a box that says “This business serves businesses at their location”.

As I wrote last month, Google changed the rules, so I complied and “checked the box”, and this is the result –


Inpression count before checking the box in Google Places that says, "This business serves customers at their location".


I checked the box on April 16th, 2012



I suppose skeptics or the Google apologists will say that by itself, in an isolated environment, this doesn’t prove anything.

Some might even point out that it’s a hell of a lot better than “we do not currently support the location” but it’s still pretty stupid.


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