30 May '12, 7pm

Google+ Local to Replace Places as Google Makes a Play for More Mobile Ad Dollars

Google+ Local to Replace Places as Google Makes a Play for More Mobile Ad Dollars

As Google vies to maintain their dominance of the online advertising market, they made a play today for a bigger chunk of the mobile ads pie. Google Places have been swallowed up by Google+ Local Pages , merging all business listings into one to be used across search, Maps, mobile, and Google+. Users can access enhanced local listings via a new Local tab in the left sidebar of Google+, by performing searches on the fly on their mobile (currently supporting Android, iOS coming soon), in Google searches, and through Maps. One notable addition: Zagat’s reviews are incorporated, taking the place of Google’s five-star rating system. Google purchased Zagat’s last year and working the review system into Google+ Local has taken down the paywall, making the service free for all users. Here’s how it works, demonstrated in a video released by Google this morning: The new format will ...

Full article: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2181089/Google-Local...

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