Google Places and Google+

Google Places slowly integrates into Google+.  Google Places is one of the best tools for local businesses.  It is easy to make it to the first page of Google with a Google Places listing.  Every time you search for something, you will get some listings at the very top of the search results with a map with them – those are the Google Places listings.  Until now, this was one of the easiest ways to get to the top of Google. Now, Google Places will merge with Google+.  Here is a great interview from the Google Places Community Manager about the changes:

 

(click this link for the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bO5wd2fl2Vs)

 

Here is the link to the new Zagat scoring system: http://support.google.com/plus/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1723748

Here is the link to enter your email to get news about Google Places: http://support.google.com/places/bin/request.py?contact_type=verification_address_collection&

Here is a link to one of the businesses that has converted already: https://plus.google.com/117725643111884686363/about

Here is the link for the FAQs: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/business/oRvAQC_IakA

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