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Dealerships Are Going Google+ Local

June 1, 2012

The automotive world is abuzz since the rollout of “Google+ Local.” How will these changes affect your dealership’s Place page, and how does your dealership look now when it is searched on Google+ Local? Read this article from Automotive Digital Marketing and spend a little time exploring the new layout. Then come back and tell us what you think.

Google Places Out, Google+ Local Takes Over

Posted by Matthew O’Such on May 30, 2012 at 11:30am

Last night several new rollouts were seen in Google+ Local, seeming to merge Google Places accounts into the newest social search display of your Google+ dashboard. Here’s what we’ve seen in our research about the new way search and reviews are changing for Car Dealers for automotive internet marketing on Google.

Do the new changes show in Google Search today?

As of this article’s publishing, no. However, we’re sure its only a matter of time before the Google+ Local becomes integrated into your standard search engine results page from Google. Where can you find the new Google+ Local Search? Log into your Google+ account. You’ll find the new Local button on the left dash.

From there, the Search boxes at the top are broken down into two uses: What you’re looking for | Where.

In the following example, we went looking for “jeep dealers” in “Philadelphia, PA”. Just like in Google search, the auto complete starts as you begin to type, and its obvious some of the “Categories” from Google Places have made it over to Google+ Local.  ……


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