Google Places?

what are the benefits of Google Places? is it true we have to follow some criteria.?

when you list your business in “Google places” then, when anyone search for your business using your business name then along with other information of your site Google also display the physical location of your business using maps.

Google place is a right place to advertise your business in your local market.You can submit your business with location name in google local places and then you can get a huge exposure for your business from your local area.

never tried but I’ve heard positive reviews for local ads effectiveness

Thanks for valuable reply… One confusion. how to be stay there for long time means… we have to work on that keywords which we have use for local business ?

There are lots of different factors that go into Google Places listings: quantity and quality of citations, quantity and quality of reviews, consistent business name, address and phone number across the web, quality links, complete and optimized Google Places profile, listing in lots of different business and local directories, etc.

High Google Places rankings can bring a lot of quality targeted traffic to your site and definitely is worth the effort.

Below are 2 of the more respected local search rankings information websites where you can learn more:
Local Search Marketing Advice, Tips, and News |
Local Search Ranking Factors | Local SEO Best Practices for Ranking in Google Places

with Google Places you can Reach millions of Google users, quickly and for free.

More people search for businesses online than anywhere else, so it’s important to make sure your business listing can be easily found on Google and Google Maps. With Google Places, creating a great listing takes just a few minutes and doesn’t cost a thing.

In order to stay there in Google places listing you have to optimize your Google place listing and try to get more review for your listing. There are several free business listing directories, submit your business details there. Please make sure all information that you provided in the listing are correct and unique.

Personally for my business on several keywords the places are the things that pop up 1st. I think it maybe needs to look a bit better in google e.g give a description like the search results do. I can spend time optimising my site only to find even if I am number 1 in the results, 10 google places come before me.

if your Google places listing is optimized properly,your business listing shows up on will receive more traffic and customers,It is so easy for customers to find your business listing.

Google places is a godsend for local business that don’t want to spend a fortune on seo or adwords as they can leapfrog far better optimised sites. However there are many problems out there getting your google places account working properly!