anallawalla - 8:26 am on Jul 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
Are you expecting to rank in the 7-pack within Google Search, or on any page within Google Maps? Ranking in the 7-pack is unpredictable and not tied to how well you rank in the organic SERPs. Browse some old posts here for such discussions. For each "tip" I can probably show a site that either didn't rank after doing all the recommended things, or a site that ranks in spite of not doing the recommended things. At best, follow all the tips, as it won't hurt to do so.