Nov 27, 2013 01:58 PM EST
Google Places for Business Android version recently upgraded the Google Places for Business dashboard. Saturday, November 30, 2013 is Small Business Saturday. Google Places for Business gives business owners The new version includes an updated interface, more ease in updating business information, and updates on the status of edits.
Consumers actively use Google to search for any kind of information about local businesses in order to make the best plans and purchases. Google Places for Business also features the new launch of Reviews in Google Places for Business. Businesses can learn what customers are saying about their business on Google and across the web..
Small Business Saturday
Listing and per-field updates is also new in Google Places for Business. Android users are able to show the status of any business information on Maps. Google Insights tracks business performance on Google. A one-click upgrade to create a local Google+ page has been updated however is not available yet for mobile. With this feature, it is easier for users to upload more photos and businesses can add a longer description.
Google Places for Business also announced that they no longer support custom categories. Android users would now have to choose from the categories available within the dashboard. The “payment options” and “additional details” fields no longer appear. Data will not be transferred in upgrades to the new dashboard. Another feature that is no longer available is the “videos” field in the dashboard. Videos are accessible via a Youtube account.
Google is currently moving existing Places users into the new dashboard in stages. This will happen automatically. When a user has been updated they won’t be able to return to the old dashboard. Google is planning to make dashboard available across the globe in the near future. The Places Android mobile app is only available for Android users of the new Places dashboard in the United States.
The company offers many tools for Android users and their businesses. Small and mid-tier businesses are able to benefit from technologies. This is a great update just in time for Small Business Saturday on November 30, 2013 for businesses.This is a day to celebrate and support small businesses and giving back to their communities. Please join organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.
Businesses can sign up for Google Places at the website.
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