Did you know Google now lets you turn your Google+ brand page into a local page. Why might you want to do this?
- If your page was set up incorrectly (as a brand page instead of a local page)
- If you have changed from just being online to having a local presence
- If you want a map to show up on the search engine results page when your brand name is searched for
Too many local based business set up a brand page instead of a local page when they started out on Google+ so Google have finally decided to help those businesses out!
Google allows you to create a brand new local page then merge some of the features of the local page to your brand page.
So reviews, verification, location and map will be moved from the local page (which you create if you don’t already have one) to your old brand page. All these things move to your brand page because they are all features of local pages not brand pages.