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More changes to Google AdWords coming

In the not too distant past (OK, a few short months ago), Google revamped its search page.  They removed the right rail (although you can still add it to your AdWords order if you buy through third-parties.   290 more words


Eye of the Eagle

As discussed in a previous entry, I believe strongly in Experiencing the world, culture, location and people that your writing focuses on. In the case of Fantasy genre authors who are creating their own worlds, sometimes this may not be possible. 303 more words


How To Use Foodfinds.org On Your Phone To Find Great Food

For years I have had friends call me up or text me with a request like this: “Hey, I’m in city, where should I eat?” or “Hey, I’m going to restaurant, what should I get?” 369 more words


No, it's not you: Google maps really did get crappy

Browsing Google Maps over the past year or so, I’ve often thought that there are fewer labels than there used to be. Google’s cartography was revamped three years ago—but surely this didn’t include a reduction in labels?  2,173 more words

Waze and Google Maps Are Useless to Me

I have been alternating between using Waze and Google Maps for directions when heading out to a new location. What I’ve discovered is that both can get me close to the correct final destination, but neither one does a particularly good job it. 478 more words

Brain Dropping

Google Maps: Seeing the world through Google's eyes

Interesting reading if you’re at all interested in Google Maps: Seeing the world through Google’s eyes. “Since satellite imagery became more readily available in 2005, images taken from Google Earth, Google Street View, along with other platforms such as Bing Maps, have been used to see from above to highlight prison complexes, factory farming, environmental degradation and secret military bases. 33 more words

Around The Search & Social Media World

Google Maps Are Getting Ads

Oh gross: Google Maps are getting ads. “For example, you might be on a road trip and decide to take a lunch break. A search for ‘drugstore’ might feature a purple, promoted business listing followed by other relevant hits in red pins. 12 more words