Ok, I'm a bit confused by all of this, I have 2 main questions.
The company I work for has a Google Places account, now Google+ Local as I understand. Where I'm getting confused is, what is the difference between a Google+ Local page and a Google+ page?
In search results, there are a few competitors showing in the rankings with map markers to the right (not in the right hand side of the page) and under the web site name - Google+ page. The company I work for does better than these in the search results, but doesn't have a map marker or a link below to a Google+ page. Can anyone give me an idea how to get ranked like these other web sites?
I have only today created a Google+ account, and would like some advice before I go creating a page when there already exists a Google+ Local page. I read here that these 2 pages should be merged?