Google Places Merging With Google+?

Google+ Business PagesWhen I first mentioned the launch of Google+ Pages, I was pretty adamant about having contractors create their own pages and the benefit it would have to the future of their optimization for their website.

As of this morning, it appears that Google may be eliminating the Google Places section and merging it within their Google+ social network. This merge may cause drops for many contractors who currently do not have a Google+ Page or are not managing it correctly.


You can find more information at the following resources:

If you currently do not have a Google+ Page then you should be implementing this ASAP and connecting your Google Places page.

For our social media management clients, we have already started the process and will be in communication to make this process more streamlined in the merging of these two properties.


Aaron O’Hanlon is the CEO and Co-Founder of Footbridge Media, a digital marketing agency, specializing in the contracting industry. It is his mission to create awareness of marketing online to the home improvement industry and to educate, inform and assist contractors in taking over their own online presence.