In the United States, there are four primary sources of data for all the major search engines: Infogroup, Acxiom, Localeze, and Factual. Other companies like Yellowpages.com, Citysearch, and Superpages.com can also play a role in this cycle, sending “fresh” feeds to the search engines every couple of months.
Moz Local is a publishing tool that pushes US and Canadian business NAP (name, address, and phone number) to their partner sites and directories that factor into local search engine results. Their partners then publish those details across their directories.
With this $100 per month managed service we will enter your business into the Moz Local Database and continue to monitor and update as needed. Often our clients will bundle this service with other services that we offer for a bundled discounted package.
If your business information is incorrect at any of these major providers, it may override what the major search engines have in their own database. And if you're not included in the databases of these major providers, your business is not going to rank as well in Google, Yahoo, or Bing.
In addition to the major search engines, there are a myriad of secondary search engines that are also valuable in driving traffic to your website—and hopefully bringing you more business. Most of these secondary portals get their data from the exact same places that Google and Bing do—just one more reason you need to make sure your business information is correct at those handful of primary providers.