Google+ Local

Google+ Local is the replacement for Google’s business listings, Google Places.  On May 30, 2012, Google Places was replaced by Google+ Local, which is essentially the hub of local business activity on Google.  Google’s goal is to replace the Yellow Pages with Google+ Local.

Also, Google+ Local pages are the actual accounts where Google Trusted Photographers upload virtual tours of businesses.

Another feature of Google+ Local pages is the integration of Zagat reviews.  Google acquired Zagat in September 2011, and now Google+ Local pages include all the professional (as well as amateur) reviews directly online.

Read more about Google+ (not Google+ Local).