Last week, we learned that Google launched a new design for Google+ pages.
The new design shows that Google+ Local listings will no longer contain a reviews section. Although they won’t be on the new layout, users will still be able to find business reviews through Google Search and Maps.
If you have links sending your users to leave a review on your Google+ page, you’ll want to change the link to the maps URL. Here are a couple of options you’ll have to still receive reviews via Google+:
- If users are on a desktop, have them search for your business name and choose ‘write a review’.
2. If users are on their mobile phones, ask them to use Google Maps to write a review.
While it may be a little more difficult to get users to leave reviews, they are still important for your local visibility on Google!