I was checking the search results for my business name, Merit Solutions Australia, in Google and was surprised with the results from local business directories.
A lot of the entries in the first two pages of Google results were listings from local business directories.
These directories create business listings (much like Google and Facebook have done recently) by scraping content from the Internet. The only problem with the local business directories, as I found, is that a lot of the information is incorrect (because it is out of date).
While it is great to have your small business automatically listed on Local Business Directories, one of the problems is that the information is often inaccurate and this can be a real problem when people are searching on your business name. This blog post looks at the impact of the local business listings and what to do about them.