Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | 5:40 PM
I wanted to let you all know that the Local Business Center is now Google Places. This name change is to better connect Place Pages with the tool that allows business owners to manage their business listings.
Along with this change, there are a few new additions to help business owners improve their Place Pages. For instance, if you travel to reach your customers, you can now display which areas you serve.
Also, business owners can download a unique QR code that can be included on marketing materials. Customers can then scan the code with their phones, and they'll be taken to the mobile version of the business' Place Page.
We've also built a brand new Google Places Help Center and Help Forum dedicated to assisting business owners.
For more information on these updates, please click here.