Did you ever list your business on Google Places? I talked about this in a business success blog article. If not, then go do it this week. If you did, will you be rejected? Pay close attention to what Google has to say about how to list your business on Google Places:
Business listings in Google Places must have correct information about physical, local businesses, as they appear in the real world. Google reserves the right to suspend access to Google Places or to other Google Services to individuals or businesses violating these guidelines.Ownership
Lately there are reports of people losing a listing on Google Places. Think about it. If Google wants to be as dependable as the post office, how many addresses do you think they will list? How important will it be to have credible information?
Think carefully how you will use this free listing service. Also think about the people searching for you. Accuracy is everything. You also can't be all things to all people. In the days of the phone book you would say "Auto Repair". If you use the general terms, you may lose out. It may be time to think about how you will dominate a certain sector in your local demographic. Then when people Google a specific term, your business will pop up on Google Maps and Google Places.
If 70% of the people doing searches online are using Google and it is possible that businesses can be found on the first page in the maps, then one of your best resources is the Google help and support pages.
Here is a list of places to bookmark. Add them to your calendar for reading.