I got my tenth call this week alledgedly from google. Saying that google maps is now a Paid perk? I was number #2 on google friday. now I am not in the top 7. Any one else get this kinda hassling or just another b.s. scam?
It is most likely a scam. Google Places is offering enhanced listing for $25. But, it has no effect what so ever on ranking.
After checking 3 of your listing the problem is likely your map listings.
Frankly they need some help.
One listing has only 4 reviews.
The other 2 have NO reviews.
2 listings share the same phone number (?)
Very few citations.
How can you expect to rank without building some web cred?
I'm sure Steve T must have some report on this. (He has FREE reports on just aboutr everything else.)
You can also find a lot of information on other websites and utube.
This is important because I have found that a high ranking G Places listing with tons of reviews can do wonders for your bottom line.