"Google is likely using its newly launched phone support for Google+ Local Pages listing verification to help secure its lock on the market, which will help keep Google’s maps the most accurate and create a pool of potential paying customers.

With this idea in mind, I sat down with Steve King, Director of Product Strategy for SIM Partners to predict what Google might implement this year to improve, enhance, and monetize Google+ Local Page listings. Here’s what we came up with."

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