Google Places is a very important area for small business to optimize, so when I find some good articles referring to Google Places, I will forward them on. Here a few I have had in my reading list.
Google Raises Local Search Stakes With New Places SERP
“Yesterday Google formally announced some changes in the presentation of local results on Google.com SERPs…”
How Long Does it Take For A Google Places Description Update
Google Tweaks Local, Enhances Content