In Otctober, Google launched its new search advertising program, "Google Boost," to local businesses in San Francisco, Houston and Chicago. Google now expanding the beta to additional U.S. cities -- now select local business owners can sign in to Places account and try Boost if they're located in San Jose, Seattle, Wichita, Charlottesville (VA), Atlanta, Chapel Hill, Orlando, Washington D.C., Boston, Cross Plains (TX) and Portland (ME).
Also made Boost available for all local businesses in Illinois.
Over the next week, eligible businesses in the cities mentioned above will see an invitation to try Boost when they sign in to their Places account dashboard. Business owners located outside of these areas can fill out this form to be notified when Boost expands further to their regions.
For those of you who're not yet familiar with Boost, it's a quick and easy way for local businesses to market themselves and connect with potential customers in their area. Based on the info you've already provided on the Place page for your business, Google provide a suggested ad description, a web or Place page, your business categories and a monthly budget.