The landscape at Google is in a massive state of flux with lots of improvements really. Google is making a highly concerted effort to reflect the macro shifts in internet usage across the globe.
It’s very exciting when you know what these macro shifts are and can have your business and your personal profile tracking with all these changes at Google. Because those who change with Google will be highly rewarded in page and author ranks!!
This is a great article that talks about more of the recent changes in the “Places” landscape. You need to know what’s happening… must read. Enjoy!