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Google Maps rolls out business interiors in Street View

by Meghan Kelly

Google is taking its Street View feature indoors. The company announced last May it would be taking interior shots of stores, but now it is moving out of its pilot phase with more 360 degree interiors cropping up online.

Street View on Google Maps has provided many hours of novel entertainment in looking up houses, friends’ houses, your elementary school, that park you fell asleep in that one time. But satisfying a small bit of voyeurism is not all Street View can accomplish.

Now Google is using these images as a marketing tool for businesses that want to show off their interiors.

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Rooftop QR Codes Aim to Infiltrate Google Maps

by Todd Wasserman

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Google+ Allows You to Share Maps

Via Scoop.itDigital Developments in Hospitality

Google has added a feature that allows users to share directions and other content from Google Maps to its social network, Google+.
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Google kills web reviews for hotels on Maps and Places

by Kevin May

Swift and decisive move by Google last night as it axed all third party reviews appearing against hotels on Google Maps and Google Places.

Now, when a user sees a hotel listed they will get all the existing content (photos, address, web link, prices) but the number of reviews has been stripped down to almost a handful. Read the rest of this entry

Google + Local : Optimization Approach for Hotels

Last week was Google’s launch of Google + Local, which consists in the integration of Google Places into Google +, along with the integration of Zagat‘s ratings and reviews.

This launch represents a huge turning point for Google +, because it adds a social functionality  to Google Places, but also to Google Maps… which will probably encourage people to create a Google + Profile and share the experience they have had in any local businesses.

Hotels including restaurants are first concerned but so are small and medium sized hotels… because their presence on Google Maps will redirect hotel guests on their G+ Local page first.

It’s time for hoteliers to optimize their presence on G+ and G+ Local, to do so take a look at the presentation below.

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