Local tab has now gone
I think this is a good move on balance. For example, with the old Local tab, if you searched for a brand page and got a Local page, the search field would be the local one. Meaning, if you wanted to search for something that wasn’t local, you needed to click on Home and then search. That was counter intuitive!
Also, how many people searched for local pages without using Maps first anyway?
h/t John Elstone
Originally shared by Google Local Guides
Simplifying your review writing experience
We are making some changes to streamline the Google+ experience, including removing Google+ Local from the navigation bar. You will still be able to see and edit your content under the Reviews tab on your profile, in addition to searching and reviewing local places on Google Maps, Google Maps for Mobile and Google.com. We look forward to rolling out more features and improvements based on your feedback in the future.