Google Maps Still Offering Old Business Listings Page?

Oct 21, 2009 • 8:54 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

A very active Google Maps user reported a bug in Google Maps at Google Maps Help forums. Recently Google Maps launched place pages for each business listing. It basically meant Google made a nice shiny page for each local business listed in Google Maps.

I think what the bug is showing is that you can still access an old business listing page.

For example, here is an old listing page of a Tekoe Tee Bern tea-Boutique with less information then what would be seen on the new listing page. Here are pictures comparing the two:

Old Page:

Google Maps Local Listings Old

New Page:

Google Maps Local Listings New

I personally tried to replicate how this person was able to navigate to this page, but I was unsuccessful. I tried several different ways, so maybe Google fixed the issue but there has been no response from a Googler yet on this matter.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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Matt Ackerson

10/21/2009 01:29 pm

It will be interesting to see how yellow page websites are affected by Google's moves on this front. If my company were in that space, I'd be keeping a close eye on traffic from SEO. Most of the organic traffic from local searches are usually looking for phone numbers, or reviews, which is exactly what Google is re-publishing on its own pages.

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