Google Place vs Google+ Local Business Listing


Aug 2, 2012
Hi guys,

Google newbie here so please don't shoot me down on my first post.

I'm getting really confused with where I should be listing a business on Google. I've created business pages on Google+ but they're not showing on any searches. How long should this take? Also, is this the right place to create a listing to show in the "7-pack" or do I still have to go to Google Places (I thought that was now defunct)?

Any help much appreciated!

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Linda Buquet

Jun 28, 2012
Hey Tim, welcome.

Don't worry we'd never shoot you down. Google has everyone confused. :p

Google Places is still around and that's where you go to create a business listing to show in search - ie 7 pack. So Google still calls the business owner side and dashboard Google Places.

The public side of the page is now called Google+ Local and it's half way upgraded to G+.

Right now you manage your Google Place page in the dashboard and your G+ Business page separately. In a while Google will be merging everything together.

Here are some of the best resources to read more.
Best Google+ Local Resources

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