Google Tries To Kill Yelp, Offers More Tools For Local Businesses

Jay Yarow | Apr. 20, 2010
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Google couldn't buy Yelp. So it's going to kill it by making its local business pages amazing.

The company announced more tools today for local businesses to have a stronger presence on Google and Google Maps.

Google is changing the name of its "Local business center" to the less wordy, but equally uninspired, "Google Places." (Sounds familiar, no?)

In a blog post, One out of five searches on Google are related to location." He says he wants businesses getting found easily on Google.