Googlepedia? Google To Let Users Tweak Its Local Map Service

Nov 21, 2007 | 3,011 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Seattlepi reports that in order to "sell more local advertising online, Google will allow users to add and adjust information in its Internet mapping service and share the changes with viewers".

"Users now can move home and business address markers if signed in to a Google account, the company said in a written statement. Google also plans to allow them to add new points of interest and change business information at a later date.

Google, owner of the most-used Internet search engine, has tailored its services to local needs to help revive growth in ad sales. U.S. companies' spending on local online ads will almost triple to $2.61 billion by 2011, researcher Kelsey Group Inc. of Princeton, N.J., said.

The new system will work like online encyclopedia Wikipedia, where users contribute and edit entries. Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., will have moderators review the changes, and users can report inaccuracies or abuse."

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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