What is the first thing you do when you want to go somewhere new? You Google it, of course. You jot down the address and hours. Then, you check out the place’s rating, reviews and even photos.
Google Place pages are the perfect resource for this information. Recently, the Google team has made many adjustments in order to make Google Place pages simpler for desktop and mobile device users.
Now, according to Google’s Lat Long Blog, users wanted a more personalized experience when signed in to their Google account. They now get a focused, elastic and effortless experience. Photos are easier to upload with a more obvious “Upload a Photo” button. Review snippets from other web sources, such as Yelp, Citysearch and TripAdvisor, have been removed so that rating and reviews are only from fellow Google users. Additionally, all reviews are in a single section and a “Write a Review” button has been added to the top of each page.
Soon, Google will bring users searching for local places even more personalized results and ways to rate, discover and share. More information will be available at the push of a button—“Google Search”.
Trying a new restaurant tonight? Going to a new store? Be sure to add your reviews so that other users can go places with Google too!