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)
Google Places Interface and Reviews Changes – 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 battlesArticles from Around the Web on the New Places Layout by Mike Blumenthal