The What, Why and HowWHY IS GOOGLE PLACESIMPORTANT
Google Places (previously called Google Local) A listing or directory service that your customers are using to find businesses, just like yours Millions and millions of businesses are taking advantage of this and if you are not, you will be left behind.
Why is it important? People are progressively using the internet to find businesses in their local areas... Will they be able to find you? Having a listing on Google Places will help you be easily found on google.com and Google Maps.
Mobile World Many of todays new phones and GPS systems incorporate Google Maps. If you have a correct Google Places listing, people can use their phones to find your business.
What does it Look Like? Google place are displayed when a person searches for a local keyword and they are often listed first … ….and that could be you… Google places are displayed on Google Maps results and Google.com
Variety of Platforms Google Places and Google Maps often found on Apple devices and tablets and Android devices and tablets and GPS System
ConclusionYour listing is up there on top = Means a lot of business