Google Local Business Center Undergoes Redesign

The Google Local Business Center is undergoing a redesign from within, as Mike Blumenthal reports. The main differences that I see are on the add and edit listing screens. The add listing screen seems to have consolidated much of the information retrieval process onto fewer screens. You can see a previous write up to see some of the old data entry screens used in the Google Local Business Center.

Here is the new start screen for adding a new listing:

Google Local Business Center

In addition, the edit business listing screen now has all your information on one page, as opposed to the information being in different tabs. Here is a huge screen capture of a single business listing in edit mode (click to see a larger image):

Google Local Business Center

Blumenthal exlained that “another difference was that it now once again requires that I receive and enter a PIN. This requirement had been relaxed on LBC accounts with large numbers of entries. That may also be a spam control measure.”

In addition, according to Mike Blumenthal, a redesign is also coming to the coupon system in Google Local. Mike said that the Google Local coupon system is in much need of a revamp.

Related Topics: Channel: Local | Google: Maps & Local

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