How do my local listings account for ranking in search engines?
David Mihm of SEOMoz (a prominent thought leaders in Local SEO) recently presented his opinion of search ranking factors based on research findings. He explained that verified business information accounts for 25% of ranking result. Today’s leading authorities generally agree with this statement.
Local listing data is basically your company information as seen by every map, directory, app, etc.. who is online. Search engines give credibility to other authority websites opinion of your business. Ensuring all of your listings data is syncrognized, updated and verified as correct helps establish a credible framework for search engines to rank your business.