Google Places merges with Google Plus impacting local businesses

4 Jun

Google Places merges with Google Plus impacting local businesses

In a dramatic change last week,  Google Places has been replaced by Google+ Local pages.  Google reports that 80 million pages were converted last week.

While the change will make things simpler in the long run, it may disorient business owners and cause some frustration in the long run.

Does your business use Google+?  If you have a local business (with “brick and mortar” presence), have you used Google Places?

You can read in depth about this at Search Engine Land and on Google’s Blog.

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