Hey, I haven't noticed any threads regarding this issue. As you have probably noticed, a new update has been rolled out by google which is listing google places listing before the organic results. This has rendered the organic results obsolete since the top 5 results seem to be taken by google places.. I think there needs to be a change of strategy required. Instead of creating local sites and hoping to rent it out, we now need to cold call the local people and offer SEO services I guess. Any insight from you guys? P.S: Just reading around, it seems they are gonna start charging for places listing similar to adwords and the concept will be known as google boost..And now its renamed as adwords express. Currently available in US and UK!