Whitey - 9:53 am on Jul 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
So we’ve added the call-to-action “Write a review” button to the top of the Place page to encourage you to tell us what you think about places you’ve visited, while at the same time ensuring that you get personalized recommendations in return when you’re signed in to your Google account.
Based on careful thought about the future direction of Place pages, and feedback we’ve heard over the past few months, review snippets from other web sources have now been removed from Place pages. Rating and review counts reflect only those that’ve been written by fellow Google users,
[google-latlong.blogspot.com...] posted by Avni Shah, Director of Product Management @ Google
Another step forward for Google to take ownership of the search real estate, from 3rd party's. They won't achieve density, IMO , so it will be interesting to see how this morph's in the future.