Honestly I hate to see these tags go. Google tags may not have driven hordes of traffic, but that wouldn’t be any surprise as they were so localized. The truth of the matter is that they worked well for many small businesses.
If you haven’t gotten the message yet…. google places is BIG. And getting BIGGER. Local Search is affecting everyone. From costume shops to dentists. From restaurants to the Pest Control Guy. How is your local online presence looking?
Prime Real Estate Just Went Up in Value! Google’s Localization and Personalization explained.