Search Engine Drops Google+ Reviews, Links
The old local pack showed reviews from the social media site Google+ and offered a link that let you leave reviews in one click. But in the past month or so, those Google+ Review links have been missing, and so have links to business Google+ pages.
Now, users can still see review stars in the local pack but have to click the starts and then find “Write a Review” hidden in the middle of the page. These will be Google Maps reviews, not Google+ ones. But when you have at least five of these, you’ll get stars in your local pack listing. Read this article about a recent presentation by Online Image® President Russell Burnett to learn more about local pack reviews.