Putting Your Business on the Map

While looking up directions recently, I noticed Google has options for finding your business on Google.  There's a rating system for places you like personally as well, and both options start from here:  http://www.google.com/places

What's the point of having your business on Google Maps?  You can have current updates with information about products or promotions, photos, videos and people can even submit reviews about you.

We signed up, answered a few questions and within a couple of weeks, received a PIN number by mail to confirm our business on Google.  By the next day, there's a pin on your location and when people search for your business in Google Maps, you're easily found.  This is well worth the time for any business starting out or wanting to add more current searchable information.