Yelp logoGoogle has released a new algorithm to provide a more useful, relevant and accurate local search results…
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This is an update into the right direction! At least for Google users using their smart phone to find local companies and / or services. In the past Google has used the reviews from 3rd party sites to show theme together with their own reviews on Google+. The reviews on Google+ work well if the listed company is using a Google+ profile, but what if they send their customers to Yelp or some another directory/review site? Seems like this is fixed now, maybe that will re-include the reviews from 3rd party sites on Google+, too? The changes will be visible within the Google Maps search results and Google Web search results.