Have you heard? Google Places is now Google+ Local. Whether you like it or not, Google would like you to use Google+ and this is their latest attempt to gain users on their social networking platform.
This change is important for businesses, especially small businesses, because Google’s search results are becoming more and more populated by local results. Want to guess where these results come from? If you guessed Google+ Local (formerly Google Places), you would be correct.
Local search is this century’s version of the Yellow Pages. Just the same, you want to be sure that potential customers see your website when they search for your products or services. Understanding Google Places’ switch to Google+ Local is a very important piece of this puzzle.
Below are 5 great articles to help you learn more about what this change means for your business:
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