Good-bye Google Places, Hello Google Plus Local

In another move to drive traffic to its social networking site and integrate its various searches, Google shifted all of its Google Places pages into Google+. Eighty million Google Places pages are now Google+ Local pages, and Google+ users can access a new tab on the left, labeled Local, to get at this information. So what’s gained from the change?
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A Closer Look at Crushing Local SEO Competition

Yesterday, I introduced you to Arrow Moving and Storage, a Colorado Springs moving company that ranks nearly as well as its competition in the search engines without buying AdWords ads. I showed you how they made good use of their blog and social sites. Today, I’m going to explain how they can do even better.
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