A couple of days ago, we came across this article on Search Engine Optimization (SEO) as it relates to local business, and the fact that misinformation is very damaging to local businesses.
You can submit your info to aggregation services such as infoUSA and Localeze. However, there’s something that you need to be cautious of here. Your local listing could be impaired by incorrect information that other sites have published about your company. When this happens to you, you will need to take steps to have the original source correct the bad info. Because it can take time to make this happen you need to be prepared to wait for the fixes to be aggregated to the local sites.
Incorrect business information is often propagated by some of these aggregators and the results can be massive time loss and frustration. You need to get to the source(s).
Note that the blog post not only speaks about this real information, it is also being used to build inbound links to an eyeglasses company. SEO tips using SEO tips!
Steve Mitchell is an internet professional with more than sixteen years experience in the field of local search and web based systems.
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