Recently Google has updated the reviews and listing pages in Local results.  The new review page emphasizes more on Google user reviews rather than review content from third party sites.  Google Map/Place page showing third party ads link only at the end of Users reviews. Also there are two Review Buttons available in New place page.

Google removed a couple important pieces of the old Place Page, which is listed as follows:

Citations/references: Place Pages used to show a selection of other web pages that referenced the business. These citations are the local version of links and local SEOs mined the competition’s citations the same way link builders look for competitors’ links. Removing these from the Place Page will have a big impact on local SEO.

Review snippets: Google used to show snippets of those third-party reviews up near the top of the page, but those are gone now. That’s probably a good thing, because the algorithm occasionally chose disastrous snippets.

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