Google my business is really a classified business directory and it is free
to add your business to the directory. So if you have a regional business
and you want your business to appear in the maps directory, you can
add your business in minutes, for free! Quantum Connect can help you to optimise your listing and help you to outrank your competitors.
How Google Ranks Places Entries
Looks at where your business is based & your proximity to the location
in the search query.
Internal factors such as business name, associated categories + external
External factors; Data citations [mentions of your business on other
websites], reviews and how recent the reviews are, occurrences of your