Google removed local seojoints from its search engine, saying it had found it too hard to manage.
Google Local, which allows users to search local businesses, schools, and stores for restaurants, bars, clubs, art galleries, and more, has been a critical part of Google’s online marketing strategy, and it’s one of the few local seoSolutions that the company has built into its Android software.
Google has made the service available in several countries and regions in Asia and the Americas, including the United States, but it’s not currently available in Australia or New Zealand.
Google pulled the service from its online store earlier this month, saying that it was too difficult to manage in the short term, the Washington Post reported.
Google’s move comes after a backlash against Google Local from businesses and residents who were upset at the service’s poor reviews.
The service has long had trouble handling reviews from users, and some businesses have said they can’t even review their own listings.
However, some businesses and consumers have been vocal about the service.
Google declined to comment on the removal, which was first reported by Business Insider.