We’ve been talking with clients about the growing importance of providing high visibility of their business within local listing directories such as Google Places, Bing, and Yahoo maps.
Now, a top ranking in Google Places is about to become even more relevant:
This past week, Google announced that Hyundai, maker of the Hyundai and Kia brands, will soon add Google Maps technology to car dashboards. Hyundai will join Audi, Daimler, and Tesla in offering integrated Google Maps and Google Places APIs, which give drivers even more ways to find local restaurants, stores and other points of interest while on-the-go.
The integration of Google Maps into car dashboards means potential customers may simply drive by businesses with low rankings in Google Places.