Google Places Now Google My Business

Google Places is now officially Google My Business. This is a new one-stop shop to help businesses get found online. If you had Google Places for Business in the past, the likelihood is that Google automatically merged your places account with the new Google My Business (although we have seen instances where the merger hasn’t happened automatically).

When the launch of My Business was officially announced earlier this month, Google provided great “Tips for Successful Sharing.”  The hope from Google’s standpoint is that more people start interacting across all of their platforms, including Google+, since there are important local SEO elements involved.

Hopefully your business had a smooth transition from “Google Places” to “Google My Business.” It’ll be interesting to see if the local experience from Google’s standpoint improves dramatically over the next year.