Today I got a call from a properties rental company tried to talk me into renting their virtual office. One of the points he mentioned was to fool google in thinking I have a local presence. His point was that google will rank a page higher for local page has a local location and phone number. Wow, that blew my mind off and how come I have never thought of that. I did some research and indeed found my competitor was ranked higher than me even it is not in my town but it has a "fake" local address and phone number. I guess google is not all that smart in this regard and probably is not motivate to police that. So my question: Is it worth doing that? After all the cost is pretty low. Per month charge is only $95, plus some phone forwarding fees. Experts please advise. Thanks!