This is my claim. I've done many of these and got them verified all over the USA... passed verifications from live humans calling from Google over in India. G+ local/Google places will go live on maps but never optimize to 7box. Who here has submitted a biz for Google + Local and actually got it in the 7box within the past few months? What type industry did you get it in? roofing, dentist, flower shop/ what? -Nobody in this forum....From what i see its possible get approved/with a verification phone call to the owner and go live... but never will they optimize to the 7box anymore. Can i get a consensus from u all? This is one of the hottest services in SEO...must be tons of u offering Gplaces/G+ local optimization. All real local industries are dead for this: roofing, dentists, plastic surgeons, lawyers, contractors, and so on... To clarify- Im not talking about an old listing you verified 2 years ago that moved up... i mean a new listing (last 6 months we'll say), verified by a real G human phone call from india (how they verify now)... and after a couple months u see it listed in the 7box? -THIS DOESNT HAPPEN ANYMORE. i dont think G puts any newer biz listings (6 months to a 1 year) in the 7box anymore. This is my experience in the USA. It's done... Dead... Fake delusions of grandeur from G. We're passing the verification calls from a live G human over in India, they go live on Gmaps, have some decent citations, but never are the listings showing up in 7 box. Dont chime in with local optimization tips/theories... save it. If u personally have got 7box results in the past 6 months from newly verified listings tell the rest of us about it... Not one REAL person will step forward. It's done and Google Places optimization for 7box results is dead.