|Announcing Google+ Local||Jade W.||5/30/12 6:49 AM|
Today we’re rolling out Google+ Local, a new way for you to find and share local information across Google. You can find Google+ Local in Search, Maps, mobile, and as a tab in Google+. When you search for a place in Google Maps, you’ll see local Google+ pages, with Zagat ratings and reviews from people you trust. Happy exploring!
Learn more at at the Google+ Local Help Center. http://goo.gl/qZU2Y
Feel free to post your questions and feedback right here on this thread, or via the gear icon > “Send Feedback” in Google+ Local. We’re reading every piece.
Google+ Local Community Manager
|Re: Announcing Google+ Local||derp2012||5/31/12 2:19 PM|
I have someone managing my google place listing. When you search for that listing via phone number in maps, the listing appears. When you click on more info, it brings you to the Google+ page that google automatically merged with the places account. I know that because i see some of the same pictures and information that normally appear in my places listing. Here is my concern. Several months ago I created my own google+ profile. I would like that page with its pictures and info to appear when someone searches and clicks on my google place listing, not the page google automatically has chosen. Please help.
|Re: Announcing Google+ Local||Jade W.||5/31/12 3:00 PM|
@derp2012 - Right now, it's possible to have 2 pages on Google+: a local Google+ page (formerly Places listing) and a Google+ page (not profile) that a business owner makes for his or her business. We're planning on (and working on functionality now) merging those pages, so business owners have just one page to maintain. Hope that helps!
|Re: Announcing Google+ Local||derp2012||6/1/12 7:22 AM|
Thanks for the response. Glad to hear you are working on a solution so their is just one page to maintain. Since the google+ pages can be indexed, which google plus page do you feel is more pertinent or relevant in google's eyes...the one that they automatically merged with the google places or the separate google+ page that was created months ago that is manageable and contains more pictures and info of the business?? My point is, even though the google+ page that merged with the maps can be managed to some degree by logging into the places account, for full functionality I believe you would need to create a separate account which would be different than your other google+ page login.
|Announcing Google+ Local||JeffMan126||6/2/12 2:19 PM|
The new stuff seems cool but tt appears that I can no long submit place reviews without authorizing my full name and photo to be shown on my reviews. I think this is a terrible idea. People might be afraid to post honest, negative reviews or reviews for embarrassing places like gynocologysts, strip clubs, adult stores, gay bars, etc. Please restore the only pseudoname review system.
|Re: Announcing Google+ Local||naalex00||6/3/12 8:23 PM|
Very nice work Google Team. I'm excited to see where this goes. Do you have any plans to really turn Google+ Local into a fully-fledged, "places" database? Writing review for places is one way to get a handle on recommended places, but there need to be better ways to manage one's bucket of places. Some features that would help to really make this useful (and awesome):
I hope these suggestions were useful. I'm really looking forward to seeing where you will take this.
|Re: Announcing Google+ Local||naalex00||6/3/12 8:37 PM|
I just figured out that you can see places that you've rated in My Places on Maps! One things to cross off. And I like how you can see places that you've checked-in from.
However, it's a bit unclear what the difference is between starring and rating. It would seem that all rated places should be also starred?. For instance, when I look at my list of rated places, the map doesn't change to reflect the list of rated places that I'm looking at. It just shows all the places that I've starred.
|Re: Announcing Google+ Local||treebles||6/3/12 9:02 PM|
|Re: Announcing Google+ Local||Courtney Engle||6/6/12 11:25 AM|
I'd love the HotPot interface back to encourage reviewers to submit more easily.
|Re: Announcing Google+ Local||MarkDickinson||6/13/12 8:12 PM|
Looks awesome! Thanks Jade
|Re: Announcing Google+ Local||MarkDickinson||6/13/12 8:14 PM|
Jade- can you advise. i had a 29/30 rating, and today I can not find my google business listing or all of my reviews? I was contacted by google maps today, (thought it was a telemarketer) and told her that there was no business. and She deleted the account
|Re: Announcing Google+ Local||link1305||6/23/12 1:20 PM|
Is there an interface to view all of my starred places (like how the old places.google.com displayed it, circa a couple weeks ago)? I'm not talking about viewing starred places in google maps - that isn't acceptable. I use stars to indicate restaurants I want to visit, and it was so easy to see which I hadn't been to, which I had rated, etc. Now I can't find my starred places *anywhere* in google plus. With the old interface I could browse through all my starred places while seeing the ratings and location. The google maps list shows the name and that's all.
|Re: Announcing Google+ Local||RYA10||6/24/12 11:14 AM|
Could you please tell me what to do? My listing has been removed from Google Maps. No place page is found and it says: "We no longer support this location". What does this mean? How can I get my place page and reviews back?
|Re: Announcing Google+ Local||Jade W.||6/25/12 7:34 PM|
If you're experiencing problems with your listings, best way to get them fixed is to go through our troubleshooter (http://support.google.com/places/bin/static.py?hl=en&ts=1386120&page=ts.cs). A member of our support team will get back to you in 1-2 weeks.
Also -- try the Google and Your Business forum (http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/business) to chat with other business owners and some expert volunteers.
|Re: Announcing Google+ Local||MarkDickinson||9/30/12 6:32 AM|
Hi Jade, I've done that back in June, still looking at the same thing :( that didnt work or its VERY SLOW