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    New Listings: Claim in G+ Local or Directly in Google+?

    Question regarding this, as it's been about 6 months since we last touched on it. For new businesses without any sort of claimed page, is the recommendation to still start using Google Places or have we been given the go ahead to start directly in Google+ Local using the new method?
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    re: New Listings: Claim in G+ Local or Directly in Google+?

    Hi Andrew,

    Google is still saying wait don't merge, but I've not heard them say don't claim new listings directly in G+. Categories are a little more limited in G+ but at least we have them now.

    The G+ in local category is still a little buggy but if there is no G+L page to merge then that removes many of the problems and there are cool advantages with G+.

    So I'm torn. Part of me says start with G+ L and wait a little longer for a smooth merge path. But honestly I've not heard from hardly anyone that's just created from G+ to start, so don't know if that route is very problematic. I think most of the really hairy problems are dealing with merge issues though.

    Let's see if we can get some other opinions on this. I'll Tweet it now.
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    Re: New Listings: Claim in G+ Local or Directly in Google+?

    This is interesting, some big changes, not sure if anyone's seen this:

    Google and Your Business: Improving the look and feel of Google Places for Business
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    Re: New Listings: Claim in G+ Local or Directly in Google+?

    Yep I announced it as soon as Google lifted the embargo and their official post went live. They gave me a test account to play with and I did a bunch of screen shots.

    http://localsearchforum.catalystemar...board-all.html
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