Google Places now part of Google+
Post date: 11-Jun-2012 10:17:44
Google+ is a year old this month. when Google+ and Google+ Pages for business were introduced many people speculated that Google would merge or integrate Google Places and Google+ Pages.
Google Places pages have been entirely replaced by new Google+ Local pages. Roughly 80 million Google Place pages worldwide have been automatically converted into 80 million Google+ Local pages, according to Google’s Marissa Mayer. It’s a dramatic change (and for the better) though it will undoubtedly confuse some users and business owners who are not aware of the change.
Go to your G+ page and see the new Google+ Local Tab, Will Replace Google Places.
Here’s a brief overview of what’s new and what’s changing:
- The substitution of the new Google+ Local pages for Google Places pages
- The appearance of a “Local” tab within Google+
- The integration of Google+ Local pages across Google properties (search, Maps, mobile)
- Integration of a circles filter to find reviews/recommendations from friends/family/colleagues
By Chris Barrow
Aragorn Consulting - Google Apps™ Authorized Reseller