Great article from By Melih Oztalay at CRM regarding Local businesses using Local Business Listings Online…

Something about which we’ve been harping on our local merchants within our Local Marketplace System

Local Business Listings, Consumer Reviews, and PR
— Local business listings have evolved to be an excellent marketing tool for the local business and small business dependent upon the local consumer for revenue. Most allow the local consumer to post their experience about your business, products and services without your knowledge or involvement. These local consumer postings have an affect on a business website ranking position. The business will need to start paying attention to these local business listings sooner rather than later.