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No. I'm responsible for a site that has one of the largest implementations of Google Maps (per impressions) outside of Google Maps itself (in Australia). Both with that, and with overlay (including links) of data, we have seen on 1million+ pages that with or without Google Maps has zero effect on the page's ranking. I'm not going to speculate on the ...


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Try to reach the source from where these search engines are picking up information. It might be the case that even after getting removed from main site, search-engines are updating it from other sources. I recommend you better update the phone number instead of removing it. Request these sites individually to update your phone number. It will be permanent ...


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The limit is 1000 different images, per person [not site], per day. Are you really sure this is even a concern for you? Anyway, from the full ToS: You must not pre-fetch, cache, or store any Content, except that you may store: (i) limited amounts of Content for the purpose of improving the performance of your Maps API Implementation if you do so ...


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I think your question at the end may be the problem. Google say There shouldn't be more than one listing per physical location. Even if you're a doctor who is a cardiologist and a chiropractor or a service that covers multiple towns, you shouldn't have two listings. Instead, use the description of your business or categories to explain the ...


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I'm not sure what you're trying to do with these different domains and iframe approach. But I can tell you that Google does not consider the content in the iframe on pressurecleaningandsealing.com to be part of that site. Google associates all that content with the site being iFramed. There is no way Google will put that site on the map doing things this ...


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Results are ranked based on your search terms plus proximity - relevance and prominence. Proximity can be determined by your location, your viewport (what map is appearing prior to your keyword search) or your search terms (if you have keywords plus location). Those factors all contribute to whether or not your listing appears.


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This is from the Google's Privacy policy. Log information When you use our services or view content provided by Google, we may automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This may include: details of how you used our service, such as your search queries. telephony log information like your phone number, ...


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I think that this is against the rules of google but till they fix their own bug i am going to use the following javascript in order to disable the map functionality for google indexer bots. var isGoogleBot = navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('googlebot') > -1; if (isGoogleBot) return; // "Sorry, we have no imagery ...


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Maybe you could use maps from the OpenStreetMap project? The data is free/libre (licensed under Open Database License). See the documentation about how to use the maps. There are various frameworks available. If you don’t find a hosting service that suits your needs, you could even host the data yourself.


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IFrame's are by nature slower due to the overhead they add while rendering a new page within the browser window. And some browsers are slower at rendering iFrame's than others (i.e., IE). As the chart here demonstrates, iFrames can cost up to 100x more time to create elements than scripts and styles. IFrame's will also block a window's onload event until ...


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The crawlers cannot interact with the map, so cant follow the links on in. Create a sitemap.xml of your content and send it via webmaster tools. Other way, you can create KML files with your points and put a description of each point.


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Here's a 2009-vintage blog post, How to Get “Show Map of” Tag to Appear in Google Results by Michael David in Tasty Placement, which claims to have the answer. The method: Generate a Geo Sitemap, a small KML file which names a destination (like a business), and describes the location of that destination with a place name and a latitude/longitude. Register ...


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You could use IP to Location services such as MaxMind which is very fast since the database is stored on your local file system. Determine the Postal code of the visitor, then use Google Maps API to display a map set to a zoom level 1 or 2 higher than city level assuming the postal code may not be 100% accurate. This lets the visitor see a map of their ...


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According to the Maps Product Manager, the actual pricing you'll see depends on several factors and works on a sliding scale. The Register says that Premier licenses start at $10,000/year. I've also seen that number cited several other places. So, while waiting for a real response you can start your deliberations from there, I guess. But it's going to be of ...


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You need to use microformats or as Google calls them, rich snippets. This blog post contains links to Google's information on the subject. http://blumenthals.com/blog/2010/09/22/google-announces-full-support-for-microformats-in-local/


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i would take a look at Google Places you could claim for each business and customise the information. this would then be used as the default in maps and you could just re-enforce that by using the hCard format on the website. i have not seen anything that allows you to explicitly set a default business though. I would guess though depending on the search ...


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It requires the use of the google maps api. The custom markers are just images that can be used. The example there is very elegant by moving to a selected marker based on click. for a full overview of the google maps api goto: http://code.google.com/apis/maps/index.html Marc Grabanski has done an amazing job creating a tutorial to acheive the same effect ...



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