Just a quick note for anyone who may have missed it: Google has started upgrading the Google Places dashboard with some stronger ties to the new Google+ Local experience.
I did a fairly brief overview of what’s new on Search Engine Land. And there are some other articles I recommend:
- Google’s Joel Headley gives a very thorough and detailed overview of how different types of business owners should respond — if you have more or less than 10 locations, if you’re new to Google local products, if you already use Google+ Local, etc. It’s a must read.
- Mike Blumenthal wrote this excellent Analysis: Google Places for Business – Upgrade or G+ Pages Lite? article, and also has a longer recap of article links here.