Google Added Google+ Local, Features Zagat Scores And Recommendations From People

Posted on May 30 2012 - 1:38pm by Editorial Staff

The search giant today added a social event: Google+ Local. The new Google+ Local feature will replace Google’s current Google Places pages and will show relevant information and reviews for more than 80 million places worldwide featuring Zagat scores and recommendations from people you trust in Google+.

It’s integrated into Search, Maps and mobile and available as a new tab in Google+—creating one simple experience across Google. From the new “Local” tab on the left-hand side of Google+, you can search for specific places. Google+ Local is also integrated across other products you already use every day.

Here’s what the Local team had to say on the Google blog today:

Today, we’re rolling out Google+ Local, a simple way to discover and share local information featuring Zagat scores and recommendations from people you trust in Google+.

Google+ Local helps people like my husband turn a craving—“Wow, I need brunch”—into an afternoon outing: “Perfect, there’s a dim sum place with great reviews just two blocks from here. Let’s go.” It’s integrated into Search, Maps and mobile and available as a new tab in Google+—creating one simple experience across Google.

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