I found this wonderful article related to Google places vs. Google + Plus for businesses. We all know that Google is integrating everthing within Google+, including all business locations.
But, what does that mean for us as small business owners, and how as a small business owner can we optimize for this? This is a great article to help with this conversion. Take a read and let us know! …
"Google announced last week it had started converting pages in its local SEO platform, Google Places, to Google+ Local pages. The move coincides with Google+ adding a “Local” tab to its left-hand sidebar. Google Places was a dominant player in the local …"
Check out the original format of Google Places…far from what we're currently seeing with Google + !
What are your plans for configuring your new Google Places account within Google+? I think it's inately important to make certain that your Google Plus account contains all the exact same information your business is representing on its website.
But that's just the beginning. Don't forget that Google, Yahoo and Bing have all adopted Schema.org microformat standards. Keep than in mind when developing or converting your business website pages!
After Google bought Zagat, it is now more important than ever to begin soliciting reviews for Google Places for your business. I look forward to seeing Googles changes over the next few months. It really should be exciting!