“A G+ and G Places integration will create the most powerful discovery, publishing, and social suite the marketplace has seen to date. The G maps algo will undergo more change as content contribution, followers, and +1s begin to affect discovery – rightfully so, as we move closer and closer to an algo that mimics the real world. A G Place will be the heart of G+ just as the personal profile is today and the company will begin to contribute content in the form of tags, deals, and informational posts. G will also bring to bear its mobile assets to complete the suite. For those that have been long-term players in the local space and for those that have watched and embraced the birth of social, the next year will prove to be a watershed period in how we view the space and how we service businesses through what will be a transformation.”
My thoughts today on Search Engine Land: What Will Google Plus Google Places Equal?