Google + Local : Find the best restaurant with Zagat
Last year Google bought Restaurant Ratings Zagat, the “most influential and trusted consumer reviews”. Now the search giant is integrating Zagat technology inside a new section of its social network : Google + Local.
This new section in Google+ will display scores and recommendations of your friends for restaurants and coffee shops. Google will show some pictures of the restaurant and the dishes that they serve, a plan to access it in Google Maps, the address and phone number, G+ comments and other information from Zagat:
General Score for food, decor of the place, service, the average cost and reviews from people who have already eaten there. Ratings are on a scale from 1 to 30.
You can now access Google Plus Local from your Google+ Account directly in the left sidebar :
LOCAL will be soon available on mobile apps for android and ios and will be integrated with Google Search and Maps.
[via google blog]
“Today is just the first step, and you’ll see more updates in the coming months. If you’re a business owner, you can continue to manage your local listing information via Google Places for Business. Soon we’ll make it even easier for business owners to manage their listings on Google and to take full advantage of the social features provided by local Google+ pages. Get more information on our Google and Your Business Blog.”