I’ve been dying to get to this since last night when I saw the Google blog announcement fly through my feed.
Google Places is having a makeover. Its new improved dashboard is rolling out now in the US and will eventually go international. We’re told to sit tight.
What’s new in Google Places for Business?
Other than the swish new at-a-glance dashboard, Google Places will seamlessly integrate with Google Plus business pages (the social pages) using the option in the Places dashboard. This alone will stop some confusion.
Perhaps most exciting for me is that service area businesses are supported – that is brilliant news!
You’ll also be notified of edit status, it shows as pending rather than you sitting there waiting for weeks wondering what’s happening with no updates.
On the downside, the speculated change to categories has been implemented. There are no more custom categories.
I’ll be updating my free guide for my mailing list over the next day or so. My lovely business coach, Sharon has agreed to be a guinea pig. As soon as the new Places dashboard rolls out over here I’ll set up her listing and video it to add to the free guide.
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Over to you…
I can hardly contain my excitement that Google Places is finally heading in the right direction – do you share my feelings, or are you rolling your eyes at yet another change online?Google Places Gets A Long Awaited Make-Over (Hurrah!) by Jan Kearney