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Google Places: Enhanced listings are now Tags and new type of Tag called “Posts” coming soon!

Google earlier added “enhanced listings” that enables business owner to highlight an aspect of their listing that they think best reflects what they have to offer to customers using a little “yellow tag.” “As the Local Business Center is now Google Places; So “enhanced listings” are now called “Tags,” and are now available in Atlanta, Austin, Washington DC, San Jose and Houston. Over the next couple of weeks we’ll add San Diego, Seattle, Boulder, Chicago, and San Francisco. You can fill out this form to be notified when Tags comes to your area,” posted Google. “Also, Google will be offering a new type of Tag called “Posts” – that let business owner a way to enter a short, current, free-form message about their business that customers will see when they visit the business’ Place Page. In next couple of weeks, we’ll be launching these Posts as a Tag type in addition to currently available options: photos, videos, website, coupons, directions, menu or reservations. A business will be able to highlight something special happening at their store – a sale, an upcoming event, or freshly baked banana bread. Potential customers will see this message as an extra line under the business listing in search results, giving them customized relevant information and inviting them to choose that store,” explains Google.


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