Google Nixes Third-Party Places Reviews -- What Now?

Rand Fishkin provides options for discovering local citations after Google removed third-party reviews and listings from Places pages in the Local/Maps results. Fishkin explains what prompted the action, notes that the companies claimed unfair practices, as reported by The Wall Street Journal, and provides details on a workaround. Some of the tips include performing competitive research using Google's standard results, and methods to query multiple businesses simultaneously.
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