On Wednesday May 30, 2012, over 80 million Google Places pages were replaced with Google+ Local pages
Google+ will influence how you will get traffic from Google’s search engine, whether by boosting your position in search results, increasing the chances that people will click into your site, or other factors.
ALSO BIG NOTE: On Wednesday May 30, 2012, over 80 million Google Places pages were replaced with Google+ Local pages, with reviews and information powered in the majority of cases by Zagat.
The conversion of Places pages to Google+ Local pages is taking place regardless of whether Places pages were claimed by business owners or not. Business owners are effectively being dropped into the social fray with more customer-interaction potential but also greater demands to learn how to use Google+ to their full advantage. Those who do will be rewarded. There’s a ton of SEO potential here. Most notably, unlike Google Places pages, these new Google+ Local pages will be indexed.
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