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Dropping Google Maps

Tomorrow I'm going to feature the very last Google Maps on Google Maps Mania,

The blog now gets 10% of the Google search traffic it did just 18 months ago. With Google attempting to kill off Google Maps Mania it would be like a turkey voting for Christmas for me to continue to promote Google Maps and the Google Maps API.

Last week I came very close to giving up completely. But despite Google I still think there is an audience for the blog. So from Wednesday Google Maps Mania will be featuring maps created with Open Street Map, Map Box, Leaflet and other map providers.

If you have any Google Maps you want promoting you have about 24 hours left to submit them to Google Maps Mania.
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+Keir Clarke just read your link, it is a flimsy and highly volatile business model alright. 
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Google now sending less search traffic to Google Maps Mania than to two blogs I haven't posted to in over 5 years. Something is seriously wrong with how Google search ranks Google Maps Mania but no-one seems to be able to determine what it is.
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Maybe because it detects duplicate content for mapsmaniac.com and googlemapsmania.blogspot.com ? 

I see both URLs coming up on Google, but the second displays a strange redirect page: https://www.google.com/search?q=google+maps+mania
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Google search seems to have demoted Google Maps Mania once again.

18 months ago about 80% of all traffic came from Google search. It's now down to under 50%. On current projections Google search will be completely irrelevant as a source in about a year's time.
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The Aquatics Centre from the Orbit.
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And my millionth photo of the Orbit. I really must find somewhere else to go for my coffee.
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The Olympic Park is looking rather lovely today.
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Google Maps Mania has now lost 90% of Google search traffic in a little over 18 months.
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Write about my maps based shipsim under development. That will get your traffic back ;-) 
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Google's Panda 4.0 update has finally  killed off Google Maps Mania.
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Google search has just dropped cut me by another 50% of search traffic in one week. I get the hint Google - game over.
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you have one of the best blogs on the internet!
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First time up the Orbit. Not the best weather for the visit but still great panoramic views of London.
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My 5000th picture of the Olympic Park.
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It is always sunny in the Olympic Park.
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