What do you guys think? I know no one likes change and this is going to be a BIG ONE!
But I think it's all good!
Google gave me a test account in advance of the announcement so I could test it out, do screenshots and be prepared to help with the launch PR. I can see how this new unified interface is going to solve a lot of legacy problems we've all had to struggle with for years.
The update is rolling out VERY slowly in small waves, so no one is seeing it yet. Could take weeks before it hits everyone. But they are starting with new listings, so if you set up a new client, there's a change you'll see it before the rest of the folks will.
The data pipeline was improved so updates will happen faster as well. So MANY things are changing and being improved.
If anyone missed the announcement or has questions about it you can get to the official announcement on the home page of my blog at link in sig. There you will find links to all the different Google announcements, new help docs, articles from around the web about the changes, a big FAQ and lots more.
(Mods hope you don't mind me saying that - didn't do a direct link out. I normally would not even say read my blog, but this is a really big deal and is causing lots of confusion and many are jumping to the wrong conclusions, so I'm helping Google try to spread the word about all the changes that are coming.)