UPDATE: Good discussion going on over on Google Plus about this: https://plus.google.com/115671137696411026556/posts/SKAvdpzTzu9
Maybe I am late to this, but I just noticed a new thing with Google Places. Has anyone seen this before today? I have not seen anyone talking about it or making mention of it yet. Anyway, after you click on the website it has a box pop up that asks you: “Is abcwebsite.com the correct website for this business?” Looks like they are trying to finally improve the way they link the websites to the Google places pages.
Also, perhaps this will be good to weed out spammer companies like putting weird landing page websites as the place page buiness website instead of the actual page. (Why do that anyway, seems dumb)
For example: I have seen (not to be mentioned here companies) create websites with the URL (for example) like this: realbusinessname.nottobementionedcompany.com … Again, I ask how stupid is that to build out landing pages when the company actually has a legitimate website! Hopefully they are trying to get rid of crap like that by giving us the ability to change it. Now the only thing I worry about is if the (nameless company doing this) is the one holding all the real companies Google Places login info.
Anyway, I like this new feature. That is, if its new …