May 30, 2012....Google Places Dies....

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ESM2012, May 30, 2012.

  1. ESM2012

    ESM2012 Regular Member

    Sep 21, 2011
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    Owner, SEO/Social Media Company
    Austin TX
    When Google+ and Google+ Pages for business were introduced a little less than a year ago many people in the local search arena began anticipating the day when Google would merge or integrate Google Places and Google+ Pages. Well, today is that day.

    Google Places pages have been entirely replaced by new Google+ Local pages. As of this morning roughly 80 million Google Place pages worldwide have been automatically converted into 80 million Google+ Local pages, according to Google?s Marissa Mayer. It?s a dramatic change (for the better) though it will undoubtedly disorient some users and business owners.

    Now Local Google + Pages will take the place of Google Places....Leave it to Google with all the changes...No doubt the old GP was buggy at best but now we get to learn it all over again.... :) I'm so excited....
  2. AdisLCS

    AdisLCS Power Member

    May 16, 2009
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    clear push of G+ in light of FB shaking. Local Biz marketers may charge their local clients more to "integrate and expend social impact reach" of their clients.

    Nevertheless, constant changes and dynamic nature is why we both love and hate this industry.