With Google now including “Places” into Search, here are some things worth noting:
Google Places Ranking Factors:
1. Profile Title and/or Services/Service Description contain Keywords that display Google Places results. (Also filling in everything including pictures, coupons and videos helps)
2. Reviews From Different IP’s
3. Reviews on other local business directories
4. More pages under “More about this place” links and/or mentions of business info on other (relevant) web pages
5. Other traffic sources via Google Maps Link (SHARE IT)
Let is know if you have any questions!