4.20.2010

QR Barcodes on Google Favorites

Google has identified over 100,000 businesses in 5,000 towns and cities across the U.S. as "Favorite Places on Google" based on Google users' interaction and local business listings. Each business will receive a window decal (see right) with a unique QR barcode that can be scanned with a mobile phone and will bring a viewer to Google's Place Page for the business. On the business's Place Page a viewer can find information such as address, telephone number, website address, hours of operation, local map and driving directions, product/service reviews and more. See how the Favorite Places decal works by watching this video.

Although it is not certain if and how Google will continue with the Favorite Places decal program, it should not stop a local business from creating their own window sign with QR barcode included.

Note: Recently, Google renamed their Local Business Center application as Google Places.

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