In my latest post on the iCrossing Great Finds blog, I talk about Google’s latest efforts at improving local search and driving more visitors to to Google Places Pages. The Local Search game is getting very interesting! Here is a brief excerpt, head over to the iCrossing blog for more!
Local businesses take note: Google has begun to roll out City Pages for select cities, currently including Portland, Austin, San Diego and Madison, Wisconsin, and has indicated plans to roll out these pages to more cities soon. Google also launched a number of updates to local search as announced at its Inside Searchpress conference this week. These developments are crucial to anyone who runs a local business or is in charge of marketing for national companies with local franchises. This post explains what you need to know to improve your local search visibility in Google.