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More on the Mobile Internet Tsunami

Posted by in Google Maps, Mobile Search on August 20th, 2010 | Comment »

Mobile Internet UseStill not convinced in the trend towards mobile internet or what has been dubbed by Jim Cramer as the “mobile internet Tsunami”? According to the Google Mobile blog, 100 million users per month are using Google Maps for Mobile.

I frequently use the Google Mobile app for Blackberry. It’s great for getting info on restaurants when you’re on the go. You can get directions, the telephone number, restaurant reviews, and more.

As I’ve stated in the past, if you’re a website owner, you better make sure your website is optimized for mobile.

I’m just waiting for the day when mobile speeds are equivalent to modern-day cable mobile speeds. Can we please get there soon?…

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Google Earth Comes To Google Maps

Posted by in Google Maps on April 27th, 2010 | Comment »

Google Maps EarthviewGoogle just launched a plug-in that allows you to use the same functionality of Google Earth in Google Maps.  After visiting Google Earthview and installing the plugin, you will be able to view 3D imagery in Google Maps that used to be available only by using Google Earth.

The new feature is incredible.  I love how it changes from one city to another as if you are traveling in an airplane. Search New York City in Google Maps with Earthview and then go to Las Vegas to see for yourself. This is an incredible tool when researching hotels. The new Las Vegas City Center is looking incredible! I’ll be sure to keep my eye on upcoming conventions and seminars taking place in Vegas and keep …

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Google Releases Google Maps 4.0 For Blackberry

Posted by in Google Maps, Google Search, Mobile Search on April 7th, 2010 | 1 Comment

Google Maps Blackberry Voice SearchWe all know that the Blackberry is a business device and the iPhone is a toy, but if you’re a Blackberry user that harbors a little iPhone jealousy, your iPhone envy has waned a little bit thanks to Google Maps 4.0 for the Blackberry.

Google officially rolled out version 4.0 for the Blackberry today and it is a big upgrade. The best feature included in the upgrade is its voice search feature.

Google will discover your location once you log into the program.  To search by voice, simply hold down the green call icon and say what you’re searching for.

My favorite use of this app is to search for restaurants.   With the Google Maps Mobile, you’ll be able to not only get the …

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Exploring Google Maps Features

Posted by in Google Maps, Google Search on March 23rd, 2010 | 1 Comment

Google Maps LogoGoogle is constantly developing tools to refine search results to make search faster and more convenient.  In our last Google Maps article, we provided a tutorial on how to create a Google Map from a Google Spreadsheet.  I wanted to provide another update on a few new features that have been added to Google Maps.

Google recently added hotel prices to their search results.  Most people’s first stop in researching hotels is Google Maps, so Google wanted to improve your search by providing pricing information.  However, this feature is available only to select users since the feature is still being experimented with.  I’ve not been able to view this feature yet, but I’ve provided a link on the image below so you …

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Create a Google Map from a Spreadsheet

Posted by in Google Maps, Google Spreadsheets on March 20th, 2010 | 2 Comments

Create Google Map From SpreadsheetHere is a neat feature that you can use with Google Spreadsheets. Let’s say you want to publish a map on your website with a list of locations such as your favorite restaurants. This can be easily accomplished using Google Spreadsheets and Google Maps. I’ll go over how to create a map with custom locations that you can publish on your website with this tutorial.

In this example, I’ve created a map of my favorite cheesesteak joints in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. Although the process of creating a map is rather cumbersome, it is a very useful tool that can be accomplished through a few easy steps. The greatest benefit of this tool is that current entries can be edited and new entries can

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