May 26, 2010
This will give local business owners a sigh of relief as they can have more control on what is being edited about their company. While this will increase the amount of inquiries that the Google Maps and Google Places departments receive it will minimize the amount of SPAM that takes place in their Local section. This is another of one of the many reasons that local business owners MUST claim their business profile listings. Local SEO is quickly becoming very important for business owners to include into their marketing arsenal as more and more people use the search engines to find local businesses and learn about them. Google is going to continue to improve their Maps service to local business owners and improve the quality of information that is relayed to those searching.