Over the last several months, one of the top search queries appearing in my Google Places dashboard has been “AdWords”.
My market isn’t known for outsize Google AdWords demand.
At quick look in Google Maps with my location set yields a first place listing in Google Maps for AdWords.
Problem is – I just don’t think local search traffic alone could account for the traffic showing up in my Google Places dashboard for AdWords.
I then decided to search Google Maps without having set my default location.
A search for AdWords in Google Maps without setting a default location produces a set of results for the entire U.S.
The results were somewhat surprising…
Again a first place listing for AdWords.
This time though for the entire list of Adwords results in Google Maps within the United States…
This type of search result could explain why I am seeing Adwords as one of the top local search queries in my Google Places account.