Google has made some changes to the local business listing with Google Maps by adding enhanced business listings. These enhanced listings will identify what you would like local customers to see. This may include a video, coupon, a link or anything else you find important.
Citations or web references are publicly available mentions of your business name and address on other websites. This information helps search engines validate your business. Citations help validate your business is part of a local community.
The search engine Local Business Listing is how you can use the Internet to generate sales. This is a service that is a part of Google Local Business Listing via Google Maps, Yahoo Local Listing and Bing Local Listing. Local business listing website ranking is now possible for any size business. Traditional businesses that are dependent upon the local economy can now be ranked on the search engines without a website