Outrank.com Applauds End to Unmonitored Community Editing on Google Maps

Google Restricts Public Edits to Local Business Listings

Austin, TX, June 10, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Google Maps made an important change to their local business community mapping system last week, limiting the ability of competitors and other users to make community edits to unclaimed existing listings on its mapping platform without review by a Google team member.

"We applaud this move by Google to help restrict the opportunity for misinformation in the Google Maps platform," said David Rubin, CEO of Outrank.com. "We work hard to have our clients represented properly on Google Maps as part of our online local marketing efforts, so the quality and usefulness of the listings system is important."

Outrank.com uses Google Maps to help companies easily reach potential customers in a locally-oriented interface. As more people use the Internet to look for local businesses, Outrank.com believes that a targeted strategy to connect with receptive searchers is essential.

"Since we make sure our customers' listings are properly claimed, our hard work to get local companies ranked on the front page of the search engines is protected," Rubin said. "It is our belief that Google will continue to adapt technologies that further strengthen the visibility of legitimate local businesses."

Outrank.com is a leading provider of local search engine placement services for small businesses nationwide. The company helps its customers attract more phone calls by building an optimized website designed to rank highly in the search engines. With its extensive search marketing experience, Outrank.com uses its proprietary optimization techniques to achieve front page ranking in local search engine results.

Outrank.com's parent company ProfitFuel was founded in 2002 and has been named one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. by INC. magazine; one of the fastest growing private companies in Central Texas and a 2010 Best Places to Work in Austin by the Austin Business Journal; and one of the Best Companies to Work For in Texas 2010 by Texas Monthly.

For more information on Outrank.com call 877-332-4321 or visit their website at www.outrank.com. Read more about this topic at the company's blog: http://outrankcom.net/outrank-com-sees-end-to-community-editing-on-google-maps/.

Ryan Pitylak