Google announced the launch of an update to Google Places for Business. With the update comes a simpler interface, more integration with other Google products, and quicker updates for edits.
"The upgraded interface is simpler and more intuitive, so the process of updating your business information is quick and easy," says senior product manager Qasar Younis. "There’s also a widget that helps you understand at a glance how much more you need to do to complete your business profile."
"When you make changes to your business, your customers want to know about it right away," says Younis. "Most edits made via the upgraded user interface now appear on Google Maps and our suite of other services within 48 hours. As before, we may continue to moderate changes to ensure the highest quality local experience."
With the interface update, businesses will be able to access their local Google+ pages to take advantage of the social features, and AdWords Express/Google Offers users will be able to manage their ads and promotions more easily. Results can be checked, and edits can be made from the Places for Business dashboard.
The update will roll out over the coming weeks.