Google adds reviews to Maps

June 19, 2007

In a long overdue move Google have announced the addition of a reviews feature to it’s Google Maps product.

This is something Yahoo announced almost two years ago for their maps product so it’s about time Google has caught up. Here in the UK it seems they’ve syndicated some review content from other sites or are scraping it in order to kick it off with some content. I really hope this feature gets used as it will make it invaluable for me. I regularly use Google Maps to find a restaurant or hotel and having user generated content associated with the locations is extremely powerful for a user like me!

As an example, here’s my favourite Japanese restaurant in Brighton (displaying a review from another website from a year ago).


One Response to “Google adds reviews to Maps”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Good article but… Is there any way to add a review of business (i.e hotel, restaurant) listed on Local Business Search and link to full version of review on my website (hotels and restaurants)?

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