So Long, Google Places

So Long, Google Places

If your business website has been coming up as a Google Place result, you’re in for a change…

Last week Google replaced Google Places with Google+ and Google+ Pages (try saying that out loud!).

More specifically, Google+ Local pages have replaces the Places pages. On the first day of launching this (May 30, 2012), evidently 80 million Place pages had been automatically converted into 80+ Local pages.

One cool thing is that Google+ Local pages are visually better. They allow more info to be displayed than Places pages allowed.

Also, Google+ Local pages will be indexed. And thusly if you’re a business who has local business, it’s important that you make sure you have a great + Local page.

For a complete run-down and analysis see this article on



is Co-founder of Going Interactive and Strategic Director. Doug brings over 27 years of professional experience to the table. He is a seasoned professional with a knack for complex problem solving and common sense approach to usability. Doug has helped to create a variety of award winning work both locally and regionally for clients like Apartment Guide, Rubik's Revolution, The Ron Clark Academy, Prime Time Toys, Kimberly-Clark Professional, Chik-fil-a, and Gardener's Confidence. Doug served as the first ever Interactive President for the Atlanta - AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Chapter.


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