This afternoon Google Plus started rolling out a new user facing layout of their local listings. This is the second time in the last 12 months the pages have received a significant facelift, the previous one expanding the cover photos and creating a more Web 2.0 experience.
The above image was taken from this page.
As you can see the top of the pages now show the cover photo to the right of the profile image and key listing information. The information itself is set on a blurred out version of the same cover photo image.
Below that the layout is pretty similar to before, however the various boxes of information (e.g. contact information, review summary, photos) now fit neatly beneath the main image and don’t go to the edge of the screen. Screen Pilot continues to recommend that your business ensures these pages are claimed and that you add photography to the profile image and cover photo that show the business in its best light.
This change comes hot on the heels of the universal rollout of the new personalized + URL’s.