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Google Announces Changes to Places Pages

Local searchers and local businesses will see a fairly substantially different Place Page the next time they’re poking around Google Maps/Places. The company announceda new look Thursday and promises more changes to come.

The new layout of Place Pages puts a heavy emphasis on reviews. More specifically, it emphasizes reviews from Google users and no longer shows review content from third party sites. (Google had issues with both Yelp and TripAdvisor over review snippets last year, you may recall.)

Rather than showing external reviews, the new Place Page only links to third party sites after showing a selection of Google user reviews. The review emphasis is also obvious with not one, but two cherry red “Write a review” buttons. Here’s a look at an example Place Page with Google’s new look-and-feel. Read the full article at searchengineland.com.

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Buying A Used Car

Before you start shopping for a car, you’ll need to do some homework. Spending time now may save you serious money later. Think about your driving habits, your needs, and your budget. You can learn about car models, options, and prices by reading newspaper ads, both display and classified. There is a wealth of information about used cars on the Internet: enter “used car” as the key words and you’ll find additional information on how to buy a used car, detailed instructions for conducting a pre-purchase inspection, and ads for cars available for sale, among other information. Libraries and book stores also have publications that compare car models, options, and costs, and offer information about frequency-of-repair records, safety tests, and mileage. Many of these publications have details on the do’s and don’ts of buying a used car.

At our client Victory Motors, we want to help you make the best used car purchase.

Source: http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/autos/aut03.shtm

Shifting a Job Search into High Gear at WSU Oakland Center!

The Defense Employment Transition Program (DETP) is a FREE comprehensive re-employment
program specically focused on the defense sector. This unique program oers foundational skills for the
professional in transition and is highly customized to meet each individual’s needs.
Participants have the opportunity to pick and choose which parts of the 10-week program are relevant for
their needs. The components of the DETP include:

  • Individual Personality, Professional Interests and Workplace Skills Assessments
  • Personal Strategic Employment Plan
  • Professional One-on-One Coaching
  • Education Workshops and Hands-On Clinics
  • Mock Interviewing

This is a free program open to Michigan residents that are unemployed or underemployed – you do not
need to be a recipient of unemployment benets to qualify for this program. The DETP was developed by Wayne State University and is funded in partnership with Macomb Community College and the Department of Labor.The program begins with a half-day orientation session that describes each of the above components in more detail and provides an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

All sessions will be delivered at Wayne State University’s Oakland Center located
at 33737 West 12 Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48331

For more information, call 313-577-4449 or visit http://www.macomb.edu/defensetraining to register for an orientation. Download a flyer here.