If you are interested in the whole Google Places Local Maps issue to the point where you’ve read everything you find on Page1Listings.com blog and you still want more, the head over to the Blumenthal Blog. He’s more techie than we are (we are more marketing oriented, but as techie as we need to be.) In any case, he has recently posted the current stats for local search. It is eye-opening:
The Comscore Search report for June has been released. Google had 10.29 billion searches. If roughly the same percentage of searches (20%) had local intent as Google has indicated then there were approximately 2,187,200,000 searches in the U.S. on Google’s main search site last month that were local in nature.
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