What is Google Places for Business?
Google Places for Business allows any local business to create a listing that displays store information like contact details (including a link to your website), hours, a map, photos, videos, coupons, reviews and more. In addition, the service also takes any real-time updates about special offers you may have and displays them across the search results pages of various Google products including Google Web Search, Google Maps, Google Mobile Search, Google Earth, Google+, and Google’s voice directory search. Your store’s listing and information is then shown in response to relevant queries, potentially reaching tens of thousands of prospective customers if optimized correctly. And the good news is setting up your Places page is easy.