I dont know what to think of this, except that Google is trying to promote Google+ and get more people interested. To be honest I am just pure out sick of Google and their ways of manipulating the search results with Panda update that ranks some of the worst quality websites. Bing and Yahoo have done nothing constructive to compete so they do deserve to be in the toilette. However I recently wrote to Bing on how much more potential they have over Google. My topic was geared towards making a better outlook and more user friendly interface, with better graphics and easier search result viewing. Sorry to go off bit off the topic.
Comment by Ned C (13 comments) — May 30, 2012 @ 11:56 pm
This is probably the best thing they have done! Hope it actually works properly!
Thanks Mike! I appreciate your quick answer. I’ve noticed most of our clients categories didn’t transfer over correctly. They show in the dashboard, but only 1 or 2 show on the new Google+ Local page with one incorrect categorie on most of them. There’s missing reviews and photos as well.
I’m off to report our issues. The recent post you did with the Q&A’s is great along with Vanessa in the forum.
[...] inappropriate categories. This seems to be due to a data push from MapMaker. Report them via the new report a problem procedure by clicking on the edit this listing link. – Google WILL be merging the Google+ Local Page with the [...]
Another way for information to get lost or changed in the whole mix of things. It sounds like Map Maker may actually be a more reliable option for those looking to add / remove / change data on a business listing that they do not have claimed. Thanks for the post!
The problem is that MapMaker is big and ugly with its own set of bugs. And unless you know what they are it can bite you.
For example it can only put Suite number on line 1 (the international standard) not line 2 (the use and Places standard). If you attempt to edit Suite Number in MapMaker it will show your listing with the suite number first. If you edit it via the community edit, it will show it correctly.
I haven’t heard much about the handling of duplicates in the commentary about the new Places/G+ Local transition. I work specifically with dentists and it has seemed like chasing the wind to manage the accuracy of provider GP listings in addition to the general practice GP listings. (And does it really matter for placement anyway?!) Is this form the new best way to make corrections?