31 Jul '12, 5pm

Helping Or Hurting: The Debate Over Google+ Local

Regarding your Step 5 recommendation – fill the page with content – how do you propose Webmasters do this? There’s almost no content controlled by Webmasters anymore. The Custom Attribute fields have been stripped from bulk uploads. Additionally, the “From the Owner” block on the new page is now cut down to less than 200 characters. Other than the NAP there’s nowhere on these new Google+ Local pages for Webmasters to control. And speaking of your Step 3 recommendation – use logos & good images – we updated all of our photos about 1-2 months ago. All of my locations have been updated, but only in the Places Admin. The users are still seeing my old, outdated photos on the Google+ Local listings. I think Google+ Local is definitely pushing Google+ on people so that Google can claim that their platform is getting more popular, more used, and more helpful. I don’t think their d...

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