SEO for Local Businesses

Local Businesses

The local and regional directories mentioned above are important sources of links for local businesses, but local businesses should also make sure to register their company details with Google Local/Google Maps. Google is now displaying a list of local companies next to a map at the top of many search results, allowing you to end-run the actually higher ranking websites.

Google verifies these local listings via automated phone calls or postcards.

These do not result in dofollow links, but it seems that Google would give them some weight in local ranking results.

Also, Yahoo Local.