Articles from Around the Web on the New Places Layout

MAJOR Google Places Update – 3rd Party Reviews and Citations Removed or De-Emphasized – Linda Buquet’s take on the impact of reducing 3rd party review counts vis a vis dentists (and Demand Force)

 – Optilocal’s great visual guide to the changes with a few things I hadn’t yet seen.

Google Places Stops Stealing Reviews – TechCrunch – questions the role of the anti trust investigation in the change (just because it’s Techcrunch doesn’t mean its accurate)

Google Places Search No Longer Showing 3rd Party Review Counts? and Google Places Search No Longer Showing 3rd Party Review Counts? my articles from earlier yesterday with some good discussions in the comment sections

The Ongoing Evolution of Place Pages the announcement from the Lat Long Blog…

Google Places Makes its Move, Pushes Other Reviews Into the Background Marshall Kirkpatrick’s take at ReadWriteWeb

Google kills web reviews for hotels on Maps and Places Kevin May puts the action in the context of the TripAdvisor and Yelp battles

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3 thoughts on “Articles from Around the Web on the New Places Layout”

  1. Thanks Mike, for including our post in the list. I felt that a visual explanation is needed, as many of the small business owners aren’t really that often checking the Google Places layout, and would sure be wondering what this all fuss is about, excluding the reviews thingy.

    For me, of particular interest is the big push for user-generated content and how Google are going to handle the massive spam that will come with this. Up to now, they prove they cannot.

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