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What Local Businesses Should Know about the New Google Plus Local
What Local Businesses Should Know about the New Google Plus Local
What Local Businesses Should Know about the New Google Plus Local
What Local Businesses Should Know about the New Google Plus Local
What Local Businesses Should Know about the New Google Plus Local
What Local Businesses Should Know about the New Google Plus Local
What Local Businesses Should Know about the New Google Plus Local
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What Local Businesses Should Know about the New Google Plus Local

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It is now common knowledge that a Google Places listing is tantamount to the successful development of a strong web presence. What you may not know is that Google recently completely changed the face …

It is now common knowledge that a Google Places listing is tantamount to the successful development of a strong web presence. What you may not know is that Google recently completely changed the face of Google Places. As a matter of fact, it is no longer Google Places. It is now Google Plus Local – a drastic overhaul of the previous Google Places platform. You might be surprised to find that the more you learn about Google Plus Local, the more excited you are to use it, and this is your perfect starting point for learning more... Take advantage of everything Google Places has to offer by enlisting the help of competent professionals like us, SPANCEPT. Contact Us Today!
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consult@spancept.com

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  • 1. What LocalBusinesses ShouldKnow about theNew Google PlusLocal
  • 2. IntroductionIt is now common knowledge that a Google Places listing is tantamountto the successful development of a strong web presence. What youmay not know is that Google recently completely changed the face ofGoogle Places. As a matter of fact, it is no longer Google Places. It isnow Google Plus Local – a drastic overhaul of the previous GooglePlaces platform. While it is only natural for businesses to stress oversudden changes that force a very swift response (and an even fasterlearning curve), the good news is that Google Plus Local has the powerto completely revolutionize the way you are used to interacting withcustomers via Google Places. You might be surprised to find that themore you learn about Google Plus Local, the more excited you are touse it, and this is your perfect starting point for learning more. Here is aguide to what local businesses should know about the new Google PlusLocal:
  • 3. Social Networking.Google Plus Local is a major upgrade from the previous yellow-pagesconcept of Google Places. In order to claim your Google Plus Localpage, you must first create a Google Plus account. This means you areautomatically linked in to the entire Google Plus social network – a vastcommunity of businesses, customers, and potential customers that youcan interact with in a variety of ways, from posts to private messages.
  • 4. The new review formatOne of the primary focuses of Google Plus Local is customer reviews;however, Google Plus Local reviews are more advanced than what youmight be used to. Fortunately for you, they also come with some greatadvantages. Customers who leave reviews on your page must be loggedin to their Google Plus accounts; this means there are no more anonymousreviews, which in turn means you are less likely to receive malicious orspam reviews. You can also communicate with reviewers directly.
  • 5. User ratings.Additionally, reviewers will have the opportunity to rate your businessmore thoroughly and accurately, using the new Zagat scale (asopposed to the previous 5-star scale). The Zagat scale asks thatcustomers rate your business from 0 to 3, in a number of categoriesrelated to your business, in order to calculate an overall rating of 0 to30. This system is much more telling for potential customers, andmuch more revealing for businesses looking to improve.
  • 6. What happens to your Google Places listing?Google makes the process of switching over to Google Plus fast andsimple, by allowing you to transfer your Google Places listinginformation over to your Google Plus Local account.
  • 7. Take advantage of everything Google Plus has to offer your business by enlisting the help of competent professionals like us, SPANCEPT. We can be reached via email: consult@spancept.com Or visit us at: www.spancept.com.

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