Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Businesses battle bogus ‘closed’ notation on Google - The Boston Globe

Stimulus-response

In mid-August, a search consultant and blogger named Mike Blumenthal was so rankled by what he considered Google’s cavalier attitude to closings on Google that he committed an act of online disobedience: He “closed’’ Google’s offices in Mountain View, Calif.

It seemed to get the company’s attention. At least one change to closings on Places has already been made. Since late August, a business that is newly tagged “permanently closed,’’ receives an alert via e-mail from Google, informing the business owner of the change.

Businesses battle bogus ‘closed’ notation on Google - The Boston Globe

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