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Google Maps Business View Articles):
Google Maps Opens Up Business Doors to Online Views for Shoppers By John D. Oravecz,August 21 2014
The Moz Blog: Jeff Finklestein, December 6th, 2013
Google Maps Articles:
68.6 Million Unique Visitors on Google Maps Apps
Who Gets the Traffic In The Local Space? December 21, 2009
Line Graph: Unique Visitor’s Survey, 2009
Monthly Normalized Metrics, November 2009 Chart (Google Maps ranks #1 in unique visitors)
Google Search Articles:
Nielson: Google Takes Top Web Brands at 164.8 Million unique visitors per month in 2013, December 2013
Statista Chart: 15 Years of Google: How the Search Giant Dominates the Web
Mashable News: 7 Stats Proving Google’s Global Internet Domination
“More than 1.1 billion people use Google search each month, making 114 billion searches. Google’s Android operating system is found on 79% of smartphones. Google Maps is the most used smartphone app, employed by 54% of smartphone users.”
Mobile Technology Related Articles:
Google: 70% of Mobile Users Directly From Google Search Results
Google Insights: Mobile Search Moments,March 2013
Compete Pulse Infographic Study, July 2013
Google+ Related Articles:
Why Google+ is Good For Business – and the Stats to Prove it
94% of consumers research products online before buying and 60% use search engines as their go-to online shopping resource.
— Source: 2010 Compete Online Shopper Intelligence Study
97% use online media when researching products or services in their local area.
— Source: March 2010 BIA/Kelsey consumer tracking study
75% who are looking for a store, price or product information search online before or during a shopping trip.
— Source: 2010 Deloitte LLP Survey
What is Google+ and Why Does Google Plus Matter?