So Long Google+ Local
Don’t panic. Local SEO isn’t dead. Google My Business, Google local packs, and Google Maps are alive and well. Local search as we know it has not changed.
What has changed is that you can no longer search for local businesses within Google+.
Looks like Google got rid of the option to search for local businesses within Google+ when they rolled out the new Collections feature.
It’s no surprise, as I doubt many people used that feature, but it was pretty handy for finding duplicate Google+ business listings. Oh well, Map Maker still works for duplicate discovery.
What do you think? Other than duplicate discovery, can you think of any other loses from them removing this?