Google has added a new link to manage local business listings to search results pages on the right-hand side. Google’s Jade Wang made the announcement in a Google Groups thread, saying:
Managing your business’s presence on Google is now easier and more accessible. Now, when you search for your business on Google, under right-hand-side panel, there’s a link that says Are you the business owner? Clicking on this will direct you to become the verified owner of this business on Google Places for Business, or to manage the page for your business if you’ve already done so.
It’s easier than ever for business owner to begin the verification process, right from searching for your business on Google.
Here’s what it looks like:
Consider it a friendly reminder from Google that you need to verify your ownership, and keep your listing up to date.[via Mike Blumenthal]