Google Places (formerly known as the Google Local Business Center) helps customers find businesses. Google has found that search engines are used 82% of the time to find local businesses. To make sure that your business is found in Google, you will want to make sure that your business is listed with Google Places. Zadling offers Google Places submissions for just $9.99.
Google Places allows you to control how your business is listed on Google and Google Maps so you can include a description of your business, your store hours, and more. You’ll also be able to add coupons to ensure that your business stands out. Google Places will also keep statistics for your Places page so you know how many customers are reaching your page and what search terms they are using to find your business.
Below is a tutorial highlighting the various features of Google Places: