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    I always call Google Local a "SHE". People often comment either thinking it's cute or they act slightly annoyed that I have the nerve to call Google, who everyone else thinks of as a 'he' a 'she'.
    It's become a bit of an industry joke. So I thought I'd share my rationale…

    1st off I think of Google in general as a 'he', like most people.
    I also think of the organic algo as a 'he'.
    It's only Google LOCAL I refer to as 'she' and here are the reasons...


    WHY I CALL GOOGLE LOCAL A SHE

    She's fickle and changes her mind every time you turn around

    She changes her look as often as she changes her mind

    She makes you crazy

    She's difficult to please

    No matter what you do, she's always right

    Even when you "think" you did it right, she proves you wrong

    Even when she screws up, she makes you feel like it's all your fault

    No matter who's right or who's wrong SHE always has the final say!



    I recently helped someone in the Google forum with part of the reply above. He had commented:

    "Thanks for your response and clarification. From all the angry business owners out there, it seems that anything can go wrong, even if you do everything exactly as Google states."

    I made a "Google = she = fickle" comment like the one above. Then said:

    "But sticking to the guidelines typically ends up with less problems than violating them does. Does not always work out that way though because, with Google local there just often are not any absolutes."


    Local is a constantly moving target due to the fact that Google is pulling data from everywhere and mappers, users and bots are changing data all the time too. That's part of the reason 'she' appears so fickle, hard to read and hard to please.

    OK ENOUGH! With the serious talk.
    It's Monday, let's have some fun!
    Let the sexist remarks fly!


    What other similarities does Google Local have in common with a Woman?
    Why do you think Google Local is a "SHE"
    Or do you think it's a "HE" and why???


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    Re: Is Google+ Local a SHE or a HE? Proof it's a SHE

    Ha! Right after I hit submit I just thought of another good one.

    She always has to have the last word!
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    Re: Is Google+ Local a SHE or a HE? Proof it's a SHE

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Buquet View Post
    Ha! Right after I hit submit I just thought of another good one.

    She always has to have the last word!
    She's always changing her rules with little or no notice.
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    Touché Good one Andrew!
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    Re: Is Google+ Local a SHE or a HE? Proof it's a SHE

    Piggy backing on Andrew's thought and kinda similar.

    Just when you think you have her all figured out, she changes the game on you!
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    Re: Is Google+ Local a SHE or a HE? Proof it's a SHE

    HA! Along the male/female theme, but slightly different topic.
    (This one's for you Andrew and other heavy MM users)

    Google Local is from Venus
    Map Maker is from Mars


    (Will the 2 ever learn to communicate and talk the same language?)
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    Re: Is Google+ Local a SHE or a HE? Proof it's a SHE

    I've come to think of Google as "it". "It" as in something like the Terminator.

    It's just a machine. Sent back in time to kill your business.
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    No matter what........SHE is always right!
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    Re: Is Google+ Local a SHE or a HE? Proof it's a SHE

    "She doesn't want your money......but she'll eventually take your soul"

    Except with Google Local, you probably won't ever become soul mates
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    Re: Is Google+ Local a SHE or a HE? Proof it's a SHE

    Quote Originally Posted by Colan Nielsen View Post
    "She doesn't want your money......but she'll eventually take your soul"
    OMG Colan! You just made me spew my coffee all over my monitor.
    Good one!
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