Under the headline "Cause People Under 40 Don’t Use the Yellow Pages Book Anymore" eMarketing Matador says: With most local business searches happening online through local search engines and local search directories, local search marketing and local search advertising are more important than ever. A huge part of local search optimization is the local search directory. There are now dozens of places online to find local businesses, so knowing how to submit to and get listed with all these local search sites and directories is extremely important to today’s local business. That’s why the list below was compiled.
The Local Search Engines & Directories below are listed in order of importance to a local business, and it is critical to be in as many of them as possible , especially those ranked near the top.. Where to Start Listing Locally: Submitting to all these directories will take about 13 hours, which is a lot of time! Even worse, its tedious. So start with Universal Business Listings (UBL). They are the "big one". They feed listings to almost everyone else online, as you can see in the Notes area of the table below. Plus they also get you in 411 and GPS directories.
The cost is nominal at $30, and included in that is the cost of listing with other paid directories like the Yellow Pages, Super Pages, Dex. You also don’t have to wait 4-6 months to get into InfoUSA which is all important online and off. Do the math and you’ll realize that its well worth it, plus , it gives you one place to make updates with in the future, not 26. See the full article at: http://www.emarketingmatador.com/step-2-local-search-directories