Last Thursday Google announced
a change to Google Places Pages, which gives me yet another chance to carry on like a broken record, urging you to claim your Google Places Page
Unless you've been on a three month tour of the interior of the Soviet Union, you've probably seen and heard about all the re-branding, re-grouping and re-sculpting Google have been doing lately, and Google Places is the latest to come under the knife.
Gone is the cluttered interface and in it's place is a clean and simple look and feel. And you get an idea of what they're trying to achieve with the addition of not one, but two big red, prominent review buttons.
With the introduction and phased launch of Google+
, their new social network, it's easy to understand the importance your Google Place Page will play
in your overall marketing plan. People who visit your business who have an account with Google will be able to add a review in seconds from their mobiles, tablets or desktops. This makes claiming and managing your page essential.
Right now, you may have a page on Google you don't know about and people may already be leaving reviews. Go and check it out. Just go to Google and type in your business name and location and see what comes up.