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Confused by the new Google+ Local Profile?
With the latest merge of Google+ and Google Places many are
still uncertain by what it’s all about and what they have to
This post has been put in place to help you deal with the
confusion caused by recent actions from Google and why
they’ve done it.
Resolving the confusion
Over the last few months Google has turned all Google Places
profiles into Google+ Local. The move was put in place as a
strategic way of moving things under the Google+ umbrella. However
this automatic update has created a problem for Google Places
The feature now has two combined properties, Google+ Local
(which was formerly Google Places) and Google+ Business page.
Although completely separate, these two pages serve very similar
This is why the changes have been made, Google are working on a
way to combine these two pages to make it both easier for the user
and owner as well as help merge social networking within
Google’s organic algorithm.
So now you know the why, but what should you do next?
What you have to do
If you don’t already have a Google Plus listing click here to claim one. If you
have a Google Plus listing, check out how it looks by:
1. Going to Maps.google.com
2. Search for your business
3. Click on "more info" for your listing
4. This is your new Google+ Local page
You can edit this by logging into your Google Places account. If
you are setting up a Google Places account be sure to complete all
Google+ Local (Google Places) is vital for local search success,
without an account your rankings may drop for search terms of a
local nature such as Estate Agents in Canary Wharf.
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