The Local Business Center is now Google Places

Google announced today that the Google Local Business Center is being renamed to Google Places.  Nothing has changed in the UI as of yet, but as part of the announcement on their blog they did rehash some recently added features and announced a few new ones:

  • Service areas (previously available)
  • Expansion of the paid ‘Tags’ service into new regions
  • Business photo shoots are a cool (and free service) that they have been testing and is now more widely available
  • 50K more ‘Favorite Places’
  • New Google Places help center

The Google Places announcement also included some interesting stats on the local search space:

  • Four million businesses have claimed their Place Page globally and two million in the US
  • 20% of searches on Google are related to location
0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *