Google Places has merged with Google+

As you probably know, most consumers go online to search for local products or services such as yours. One way that businesses in the area currently capture their attention is by having a well-optimized Google Places listing.

However, you should know that Google Places has merged with Google Plus, creating a new local listing system called Google Plus Local (or Google+ Local). Now, businesses will be required to have a Google Plus account in order to have a local business listing with them.

In addition, Google has gotten rid of the 5-star customer review system in exchange for a more detailed scoring system, which will impact how your customer reviews are rated.

While this change presents even more opportunities for your local business to generate new customers, it could be very confusing for you as there are some major differences between the two systems.

So make sure you understand how this change will impact your business in particular and what you need to do to capitalize on the benefits of the new Google Plus Local listing system.

If you want to learn more about the all new Google+ Local for Business you can download my free eBook.

The eBook covers:

  • Google+ Local in a Nutshell
  • Why the Change from Google Places to Google+ Local?
  • What Does Your Business Need to Do?
  • Google+ Local Features
  • What Does All of This Mean to Your Prospects and Customers?
  • And much, much more!

Click on this link to download the eBook… http://bit.ly/16a4ojl

 

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About Jim Slaton


Jim Slaton is the CEO of Main Street Marketing, a digital marketing agency that specializes in marketing automation. He is a digital marketing expert with extensive experience consulting in marketing automation, inbound-marketing and advanced marketing solutions focused on converting engagement into customer acquisition. Jim is a high energy speaker with an action packed life that is over flowing with valuable experiences to share with you and your company. Jim was a parachute stuntman with over 10,000 parachute jumps and the 2004 US National Champion of Parachuting. He was an Airborne Ranger in the US Army Special Operations and graduated from some of the military's toughest schools.

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