I've had my google places page listen #1 for 3 keywords and it's been a year now. I checked yesterday and i saw my page listed as I 9th on google places locally. I waited until the next day, tried from different IPs and it was still the same. Even the site listing had changed from #1 to #5 My competitors that were not even close to my ranking are now #1 #2. I know for a fact that these people don't know anything about SEO backlinks or other SEO tricks. They never update their site. You might think i did something wrong. Well i don't use any automated programs, black hat or anything that could compromises my site. I have always submitted comments, articles and directories manually, and i think this is the whitest SEO you can possibly do. I asked a friend of mine who is also #1 for at least 9 unrelated key words and he said he noticed that Google took pictures from his site and posted them automatically at his business page WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH GOOGLE? What am i missing?