Changes To Google Places
Google introduced their Google Places in September 2009.
It was free to all local businesses. All any local business had to do was claim the listing. To date many still have not done this.
When claimed almost everyone was guaranteed page 1 listing on Google search.
Google did extract information from other sources on the internet and made up a Google Places Page for many local businesses but when Google got information in this way it was sometimes wrong and it was up to each business to claim their listing and correct it. Continue reading Google Places Changes