Google using expandable Map with Yahoo! Maps listings – confused

by on October 9, 2007

I did a search for Needham, MA 02494 on Google and got the onebox result with a Google map right on top.

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Just below that happened to be a Yahoo! Maps result with the little button that allows you to expand a map in the SRP. And not as a surprise to me but maybe to quite some people – even so the title reads “Yahoo! Maps – Needham, MA 02494, United States” – the map was a Google Map.

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Matt Cutts October 10, 2007 at 7:05 am

Huh. Looks like we indexed a Yahoo search results page for maps. I’m surprised Yahoo doesn’t exclude that url in robots.txt, but I’ll pass on the report. Thanks!

Frank Fuchs October 10, 2007 at 8:54 am

Thanks Matt,

whilst I’m not sure if this couldn’t be a legitimate result – at the end of the day its about user experience and we don’t want to mislead consumers – do we ;)

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