You can begin by determining actual usage and spend across accounts to create a handy visual representation that allows you to plan for possible usage spikes and to forecast future use. It also will help you better understand how your customers use your services.
Solutions like OnSpend allow you to put resources like your APIs on a watch list and set up budget alerts to warn you when an API is at risk of going over budget, delivering automated cost control.
This is a basic overview of how to optimize Places API usage and spend. Depending on the kind of Places API request you make, things can get a little more complicated. But this is a high-level overview of how you can start optimizing your Places API usage and budget.
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