Google’ve added an ability to hover over items on Google Maps to quickly get more information about a place without clicking. For e.g., if you search “blueberry pancakes in san francisco”, you’ll find a lot of options. Hovering mouse over these results now shows a tooltip, giving you information to decide if you want to click to investigate further. When hovering over a cluster of multiple results, a list of everything underneath the mouse pointer is shown, including number of stars for a business listing. This makes exploring large sets of search results quicker and easier.
Google launched a new feature to rank and show distinguishing aspects for businesses on their Place Pages. The new color-coded bars will give you a simple numeric overview of ‘how the business rates on each feature.’ With this new feature, you can easily find out whether a particular place that you want to visit is really the best place offering whatever services you want to partake of. Place Pages will now contain information about what people are saying about different places, including full reviews and ranking relative to other similar business establishments.