One question you might well be asking yourself after reading Part 1 and Part 2 of this series on how to use Google Places to enhance your organic results is: how long does it take for the organic effects of creating a Google Places page to be realized?
The answer here seems to vary. A Places page isn’t a silver bullet. It may have an affect, but still not push you to the first page.
The shortest amount of time it appears to take is about two weeks. I’ve seen it take as long as a couple months, however, which may be more a factor of the rest of the search engine optimization (SEO) process weighing in and pushing the site up than for the Places page to be carrying weight.