google_place_search_map_logo.jpgGoogle is putting a strong emphasis on local search lately and today, the company is launching Place Search, which will give you a more comprehensive view of local search results whenever Google’s algorithms detect that you are performing a search for local information. A new “Places” link in the sidebar will also make this feature available when Google doesn’t automatically display the new results page. Google is rolling Place Search out globally now, though it will take a few days before it is available everywhere.