Archive

Google Places replaced with Google Plus Local

21st June 2012

Google Places, often seen as the centre of local search, has been entirely replaced by the new Google Plus Local pages. The move has been anticipated by digital marketers for quite some time, ever since Google introduced their Google Plus business pages. This means that businesses that used to have a link to their Google Places listing in the search results will now have a link to their Google + page.

Innermedia Google Plus Local Page

The new Plus Local pages will integrate with the Zagat rating system, local search and online reviews to give searchers quality local results and Google have said that the new interface acts as a portal to “discover great places through reviews and photos from people in their network”.

If you are interested in improving your Google local search positions through SEO (search engine optimisation), contact Innermedia.

Lets Get Started Contact Us
Latest News
Local SEO – 5 Actionable Tips You Can Do Today
Did you know that according to Google 46% of searches made now have a local intent? What is Local SEO? Local SEO refers to the process of optimising your online presence for searches made in your local area or looking for results based on location. Here are 5 handy tips...
Google Is Removing Average Position
Last month Google announced they are getting rid of the Average Position metric. This ties directly into the November announcement of the Impression (Absolute Top) % and Impression (Top) % which describe what percent of your ads appear at the top of the page and the absolute top of the...
How to Increase Your Ecommerce Conversions
A lot of effort goes into building an ecommerce business. However, in many cases, digital marketers place their focus on increasing traffic to the website, rather than on encouraging conversions. This is a shame because it actually requires less investment and leads to quicker results. There are lots of things...