Is Google+ Beginning To Integrate Into Google Places?

Today Mike Blumenthal of Blumenthals.com posted about what appears to be a new addition to Google’s local results.  A specific query for “transmission servicing lexington ky” displayed the normal Google Places listings, with one exception:

The grey icon is displayed next to a specific places results.  However, when clicked, the user is taken to the following Google+ only results page:

The surprising thing about the above listing is that the link goes directly to a personal account, not an actual Google+ page.  We had extreme difficulty replicating this on any other queries in different towns.

So are these personal Google+ citations in Places results a glitch,  or a sign of things to come? For more information see Blumenthals.com.

Related Topics: Channel: Social | Google: Google+ | Google: Maps & Local | Google: Place Pages | Top News

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About The Author: is the Chief Marketing Officer for Cypress North, a company that specializes in social media and search marketing services and web-based application development. He has been in the Internet marketing industry for 6+ years and specializes in Social Media Marketing. You can also find Greg on Twitter (@gregfinn) or LinkedIn.

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  • Marrisa Coller

    Very very interesting. Would love to see where this goes. Will this also work for Google plus business pages?

  • http://javascriptsandmore.com Shawn Lippert

    I blogged on this back around 11/18/11 http://www.javascriptsandmore.com/1/post/2011/11/google-places-for-business-and-google-pages.html
    A local client of mine has a places page, I made them a Google+ page and then the link showed up automatically the next day, no more Google Places page. You just have to make sure you make them a Business page and input that page as the link to your website in the Google Places settings.

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