Google Maps for Mobile vs. Facebook Places: Location-sharing

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Facebook Places (How-to-use guide) was launched a couple of days ago now, and already Google has come out and said that they also have a location-sharing service called Google Maps for Mobile. The search engine giant has come out and said that over one million people are using the service each month, but Facebook has more scope with theirs considering they now have over 500 million users.

Ian Paul, from PC World points out that Google never makes a mention of Facebook – well not in name anyway. Paul thinks that the timing of Google’s announcement is very strange, right after the launch of Places.

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Do not think that Google is feeling desperate to try and promote something that is not worth it, their Google Maps for Mobile has much more to offer than Places. This is not surprising; they are experts when it comes to maps and satellite technology.

Paul does believe that Google is now feeling the pressure, as Facebook will now be able to offer the service to a wider audience, and we all know that a huge portion of its 500 million users will use the service, which could have an affect on those who currently use Google Maps for Mobile.

  • joy

    i dont know y i am on here

  • saiful alam

    good

  • naturalseoexpert

    This is a great article on a key topic for internet marketers. There are a number of factors that will come into play here, number of users is one of them, but you have to consider active users. The next key factor is about coverage and Google, through Google Places (formerly Local Business Center), have been investing for some time in getting a comprehensive list of businesses from directory providers as well as business owners setting up listings directly.____At the end of the day the users will decide which offers the most valuable solution to their needs and that will determine who will be the leader in the local internet marketing battle, Google Places or Facebook Places