In early February 2014 the Google Places Team gave the local business community a heads up on an upcoming change in Google Places for Business and Google Maps that was said to take place within a 3 week period. Today – a month later – the issue with the upgrade to the new Google Places dashboard still creates much turmoil among the Google+ Local Listing owners. In order to eliminate any confusion yesterday Jade Wang, Google Business Community Manager, posted in Google’s Product Forum a detailed explanation of the actions a given business owner needs to take in order to address Google’s local listing update. Continue reading “Google+ Local Listings Update In Action”
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This Saturday Google announced in the Google and Your Business product forum that they are working on adding over 1,000 business categories in the new Places dashboard.
If you had to set up a Google+ account for your business or for one of your clients’, chances are that you had some trouble picking the categories you really needed. I’ve been seeing people struggling with finding the right category in the dashboard, especially for newer and not so well-established professions like ‘Professional Organizer’.
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