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 World Kit2003-10-20 05:11
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Mikel Maron is doing very cool things with world maps. First he made World as a Blog which is a Flash animation that shows web log postings in real time, popping up on the world map, at the location of the poster. And now he's taken it further and put together World Kit, which makes it possible to do the same thing with just about any data that has geographical coordinates, by interfacing with the Flash app though XML. I can't to play with that. If I just had more hours in the day.

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19 Dec 2014 @ 18:46 by Vincentcmd @ : rLrkriVpGZZDH
Great points Eric. Google Places is reueriqd but on its own, not sufficient primarily for the two reasons mentioned. Namely that they Google Place/Maps gets less than half (43%) of local search volume and in order for a Google Places listing to rank high in Google Places search results (coveted Google 7-pack) in competitive markets, local citations are a key factor and no better place to get local citations (business name, address, phone number, website address, etc.) than in other local directories. The key is to ensure that your business information is EXACTLY the same in each listing so that Google Places counts those other directory listings for your business as a citation.  

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