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    New Update to Google Local Cover Photos

    Anyone else seen the new format for Places/+Local pages yet? It looks like the switch was just flipped in the U.S. across the board this afternoon, so hopefully you can see it just by looking at any listing on Maps. The NAP, profile photo, and other information that used to be on the bottom of a cover photo is now on the left side. Cover photos (or large images of a map, if it's not fully-upgraded with social features yet) are a bit smaller, too. It looks to be a further update to the new "card" format for Local listings. The image below is for a Places page (no social features). Name:  New-Plus.jpg
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    New Update to Google Places Cover Photos

    This afternoon, we noticed an update to the top portion of Google Places listings. They have done away with the massive Facebook style cover photo in favor of a smaller image, with the business image, name, address, and hours on the left of the page.

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    Re: Further Update to Google+ Local/Places Page Format

    Whoa thanks for head's up Kerry. You trying to get my bird dog award???

    I really like the data card on the left like that!
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    Re: Further Update to Google+ Local/Places Page Format

    Here is a random Chiro I don't know with a nice looking merged G+ page.


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    It's cut off but under Street view is "Reviews from around the web."
    Interesting that they moved that info to the top, used to be at the very bottom.
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    Re: Further Update to Google+ Local/Places Page Format

    I must say that I like the new layout. Before, people would never see your cover photo without scrolling up. It opens yet another opportunity to grab a consumer's eye.
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    re: New Update to Google Local Cover Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by mborgelt View Post
    This afternoon, we noticed an update to the top portion of Google Places listings. They have done away with the massive Facebook style cover photo in favor of a smaller image, with the business image, name, address, and hours on the left of the page.[/URL]
    Thanks Michael, merged your thread into the one Kerry had already started so we can keep all the discussions in one place.

    Love these changes!

    It's like Christmas around here! Every time you turn around there is something new to open and play with.
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    Re: New Update to Google Local Cover Photos

    It's official! Just talked to Jade. Not a test, it's for real.

    YAY! Love it!
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