Google Places Updates

There is new a plenty with Google releasing a new Google Places interface that is inline with the Google Plus Local format.  Cleaner, simpler and no need to login to separate accounts, this is the next installment in Google’s integration of their business platforms inside Google Plus.

I haven’t seen updates in my or my clients platforms yet, but I presume that Australian Google Places Accounts will be following soon.

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Hundreds of millions of people around the world use Google Search, Maps, Mobile and Google+ to find and discover great local businesses — either in their hometown or in the places they’re headed. We’ve been able to deliver more comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date information to help these people find what they’re looking for thanks to you, the many business owners who manage your online presence through Google Places for Business.Today, we’re introducing an upgrade to the look and feel of Google Places for Business that will roll out to business owners over the coming weeks.Easier to use
The upgraded interface is simpler and more intuitive, so the process of updating your business information is quick and easy. There’s also a widget that helps you understand at a glance how much more you need to do to complete your business profile.

Edits go live faster
When you make changes to your business, your customers want to know about it right away. Most edits made via the upgraded user interface now appear on Google Maps and our suite of other services within 48 hours. As before, we may continue to moderate changes to ensure the highest quality local experience.

Better integrated with Google products
Through this upgraded interface, you will be able to access your local Google+ page to take advantage of social features like sharing photos, videos, or posts. For businesses who also use AdWords Express and Google Offers, managing your ads and promotions is easier than ever. You can check results and make edits directly from your upgraded Places for Business dashboard.

What to do next
If you’re an existing user of Google Places for Business, this new interface is coming soon. You’ll receive an email notification once we’ve upgraded your account, and see the new interface once you sign in as usual. If you haven’t yet verified your business listing, now is the time to do it!

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Google announced the launch of an update to Google Places for Business. With the update comes a simpler interface, more integration with other Google products, and quicker updates for edits.

“The upgraded interface is simpler and more intuitive, so the process of updating your business information is quick and easy,” says senior product manager Qasar Younis. “There’s also a widget that helps you understand at a glance how much more you need to do to complete your business profile.”

“When you make changes to your business, your customers want to know about it right away,” says Younis. “Most edits made via the upgraded user interface now appear on Google Maps and our suite of other services within 48 hours. As before, we may continue to moderate changes to ensure the highest quality local experience.”

 

Google Places for Business update
 

With the interface update, businesses will be able to access their local Google+ pages to take advantage of the social features, and AdWords Express/Google Offers users will be able to manage their ads and promotions more easily. Results can be checked, and edits can be made from the Places for Business dashboard.

The update will roll out over the coming weeks.

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