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Google+ Local Resources

Confused about Google+ Local and all the changes? Here is a list of the most important resources that I include in my Advanced Google Places Optimization training program.

ADDED 8/3 IMPORTANT NEW UPDATES Re PHASE ONE MERGE with G+

<a href="http://localsearchforum.catalystemarketing.com/showthread.php?323-BREAKING!-Google-Business-Merge-with-Google-Place-Pages-Starts-Now!">BREAKING! Google+ Business Merge with Google Place Pages Starts Now!</a>
I am adding all important updates regarding Merge Phase One to the bottom of that 1st post.

Older original resources listed below.

FAQ: Google+ Local Posted at the Places forum.

<a title="Permalink: Google+ Local Update Some Tips and Important News" href="../google-plus-local-update-tips.html">Google+ Local Update Some Tips and Important News</a>

<a title="Permalink: Local University Advanced – Insights from Leading Local SEO Pros" href="../local-university-advanced.html">Local University Advanced – Insights from Leading Local SEO Pros</a>

<strong><a href="http://blumenthals.com/blog/2012/06/08/google-for-business-places-forums-wrapup/">An Updated Step By Step Guide for the SMB to the Google + Local Page Transition</a></strong>

<a href="http://support.google.com/plus/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1723748&topic=2489960&ctx=topic">Google+ Local scores – (Explains Zagat ratings)</a>

<a title="Permalink: Google+ Local Tips, Tricks, Ranking, Live Video from Google and Farewell Places Pages" href="../google-plus-local-tips.html">Google+ Local Tips, Tricks, Ranking, Live Video from Google and Farewell Places Pages</a>

<strong><a href="http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1708844">How to link a Google+ page to your website</a> </strong>– for clients that already have a G+ Business page (not Place page) start doing this now. There are lots of convoluted instructions. These are the easiest I’ve found.

<a href="http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/google-author-tags/">How to Add Google Author Tags to Your Blog for Improved Search Results</a> This is even better, instructions with images. HOWEVER note, there is author markup and publisher markup and Google is even confused about the instructions. We have asked for clarification and better instructions.
 

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I'm afraid we are in for a very bumpy ride as all the new G+ changes start to roll out.

One of many reasons I started this forum is that I think it will be good to have a place to compare notes and learn new tricks as everything, as we know it, morphs into G+.
 

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Feel free to add more good resources and blog posts as you find them!
 

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IMPORTANT NEW UPDATES Re PHASE ONE MERGE with G+

<a href="http://localsearchforum.catalystemarketing.com/showthread.php?323-BREAKING!-Google-Business-Merge-with-Google-Place-Pages-Starts-Now!">BREAKING! Google+ Business Merge with Google Place Pages Starts Now!</a>

I am adding all important updates regarding Merge Phase One to the bottom of that 1st post.
 
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