Last night, Google's Jade Wang announced in the Google Business Help forum that they have made an update to the area businesses can maintain and update their Google Places / Local Listing in Google Maps.
Jade said the changes are around the "verification and editing experience for users managing pages in Google+ (in the Local Business or Place category)."
Specifically what was changed includes:
- better status updates that tell business owners if their edits are pending or rejected
- progress bar to help business owners fill out the most essential information
- can now add categories via Google+
- updated look and feel (tell us what you think!)
Mike shared a screen shot of the new editor:
Forum discussion at Google Business Help.