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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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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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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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Assuming the attorneys are all "public-facing" with their own customer base, there's no problem with them each having their own listing. However, by including the practice name you are breaching Google's guidelines: The title of the page for the practitioner should include only the name of the practitioner, and shouldn’t include the name of 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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It will boost the SEO if it makes it more useful for people (not search engines), and they link to it. Not directly though.


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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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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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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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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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You would need to read the static maps terms of service. If there is nothing in there barring such customization then you can go ahead.


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There are two main actions you can take to prompt this. Google My Business Update your business details on Google My Business so that you have a valid local listing to appear on the right side of search results, as well as in Google Maps. If you previously used Google Places for Business or Google+ Pages Dashboard to manage your business information, ...


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It is okay to register a Google My Business account with the business owner's google account, or a google account you create for them on their behalf. This is the better solution for the business owner as well, because it gives them full control and access, and it avoids the business owner having to log in to your own account if they want to make changes. ...


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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 called Google Support and they said that it does not hurt if we have the same exact description for multiple Google My Business pages for the same business at different locations (assuming they offer the same service). It is recommend to have unique descriptions, especially if each location stands out in some way, but from an SEO perspective, it makes no ...


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One work around which has been found to work well for SEO is to use differing suite numbers at the same address... EG: Suite 1 222 Road Name Rd Town State Postcode - Business 1 Suite 2 222 Road Name Rd Town State Postcode - Business 2 ... This has been used by SEO companies for a few years now to deal with the issue of multiple businesses at one address ...


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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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No. You can't control which URLs other websites ask bots to avoid.


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Yes Google can crawl your images and maps which you have on your website. You can configure these bits of data also with a data highlighter so it gives Google a better knowledge of what it actually is. If I am right you can also submit maps to Google webmasters now? Google know alot more about your images and data shown on your map than you think, if you ...


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If you have two physical locations for your business there's no reason you couldn't have two G+ pages, each linked to the (domain?) for that business. If you have a single domain with two unique pages for each location. Think of those as author pages on a blog where each author page is linked to it's own G+ page. Do you have unique domains, or two unique ...


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It is possible to take screenshots programatically rather than manually. I do this on my charts and graphs site. The graphs are generated client side using JavaScript but I need thumbnail images created from them. I'm using Java instead of PHP, but it should be similar. Install xvfb (X virtual frame buffer) so that Firefox can run on a headless ...


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Search on Google Maps for the map you want to embed, then click the cog icon at the bottom right. This will give you the options for "share or embed". The "embed" option will give you the code for an iframe along the lines of this: <iframe ...


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It seams like the best way to go about it, is to have a php file which returns the output of your data set; and just make a ajax call to it. Maybe these resources will help: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3288709/load-javascript-array-with-mysql-database-data http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9964799/load-data-from-database-using-javascript ...


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I found that using Google+ Pages to manage business listings caused this to happen for a client as well. Switching them over to Google My Business Locations fixed the problem. Also, verifying the locations with Google helps a great deal, either via phone or post.


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Google has a help document that answers this question: Acquiring API keys Open the Credentials page Click Add credentials > API key and select the appropriate key type: Server keys Create and use a server key if your application runs on a server. Do not use this key outside of your server code. For example, do not embed it in a web ...


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From this page you can contact their sales department


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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 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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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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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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