Google made some changes to Local Business Listings from May 30th 2012 onwards.
What are the changes?
- Google Local Business Listings has a new look i.e Local listings are integrated in Google Plus.
- Each local business listing rating system has been improved using “Zagat Rating” system.
What is Zagat Rating?
Zagat Rating system will have 30 point scale. Mostly this system used for hotels where customers will rate food, décor and service. It seems that Google has applied the same rating system to all of the local business listings in Google Places. However Google is displaying only the total score instead of individual Zagat Score of each service. Refer following screenshot for a better idea.
Following is the example of a restaurant along with Zagat Rating Scrores: