Google Local - Detailed Zagat Rating (Credit: Google)
Google Local – Detailed Zagat Rating (Credit: Google)

Today Google is rolling out a new Google+ feature, Local. ‘A simple way to discover and share local information featuring Zagat scores and recommendations from people you trust in Google+’. Google’s Avni Shah explainsIt is also intergrated with other Google services like Maps, Search and Mobile.

Google+ Local - On an Android Phone (Credit: Google)
Google+ Local – On an Android Phone (Credit: Google)

Users can search for places to eat using the Local tab on Google+and once they have chose a place, they will get a Google+ page filled with information about that restaurant. It has Zagat ratings, opinions from circled friends, photos and more related information.

Google bought Zagat, a powerful service that offers reviews based on user submissions, last fall and it is great to see Google integrating the service. Zagat’s 30-point scale is based on Food, Design, Service and Cost.

“The more you contribute, the more helpful Google+ Local will be for your friends, family and everyone else,” Shah added. “Whether it’s a block you’ve lived on for years or a city you’ve never been to before, we hope Google+ Local helps you discover new gems.”

Google+ Local - A Search on Google Maps (Credit: Google)
Google+ Local – A Search on Google Maps (Credit: Google)

Google is currently rolling out Local across the US and hopefully it will come to the UK and other countries soon.

[Source: GoogleBlog]

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