The eight justices, who heard the cases less than a month after a bitterly partisan election that illustrated the divide between white and minority voters, must decide whether lawmakers indeed engaged in discriminatory practices. "There is a line between too little consideration of race and too much," said John J. "Courts need to be cautious of getting involved because they're not good at it. Both North Carolina and Virginia said they were trying to preserve majority-black districts in their maps.
, a lawyer in Gainesville, Georgia, who wrote legal briefs in support of the states. Google Maps is a free mapping application found online. Web users can plot out street maps for walking, biking, driving or taking public transit. They can also search local businesses or international businesses based on location in a certain city or proximity to a current location. Using Google Earth overlays, users can also view the globe like never before, and using satellite maps and real-time successive photos allows users to see popular city streets exactly as they are, as viewed through a camera lens.
On your Google map, you will see an icon for a landmark and as you scroll over that landmark, you will get a thumbnail-sized photo of that destination. As you may have noticed, Google Maps recently began incorporating content from Wikipedia, a popular encyclopedia type site that includes user-contributed, verifiable content. So if you enjoy the 20th ranking before, beware because you might be dropped off to the 50th spot. If your website is caught off guard using spammy search engine optimisation techniques, your ranking will be dropped off by 30 spots.
Online users use Google for research purposes. As much as possible, Google wants to provide its users with quality content alone. Google provides pertinent information related to a search query entered by the online user. Because of this, it abhors low quality and spammy websites. Having been out of town, navigating a new city for the last week, I realized just how much I use it, and search engines in general. It's a simple, free, and very effective way to market your business since it actually displays local listings above the top organic results.
Like many people, I rely on Google Maps to help me find what I'm looking for. This reminded me of how these businesses actually get listed to appear when I search for them. The eight-justice court is hearing arguments Monday in two cases that deal with the same basic issue of whether race played too large a role in the drawing of electoral districts, to the detriment of African-Americans. "Legislators have a great deal of freedom in designing district maps but they cannot purposefully target and diminish the political power of minority voters for political gain," said The Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan organization that has submitted friend-of-the-court briefs in both cases.
SECRET STRATEGY: Some of the weight that decides how high you rank in these listings is your proximity to the center of your city. Rent a box there, and use that as your Google Maps address. Find the closest mailbox service to the heart of downtown, which can be a UPS store, post office, or any establishment where you can receive mail.