Google Places Becomes Google+ Local

Google recently made a change that affects local businesses: Google Places, the business directory tied to Google Maps, turned into Google+ Local.   The change is aimed at consolidating business listings into a single profile to be used across Google’s various properties, as the Google+ social network grows in popularity.  While all of the information transferred to the new platform, there are some new features that you might want to get familiar with.  Check out the example Google+ listing below, followed by a list of the biggest changes and how they’ll affect your business.

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