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Do Directories Really Matter for Local Search Rankings in Google?

By Max Thomas

One or two years ago, I stood on my soap box and explained the utter importance of consistent listings of a company’s Name, Address and Phone Number ("NAP") in high-authority directories to rank in Google Map results (also known as "citations"). Nowadays, with the blending of local search and organic listings in Google’s “local search” results, the question of directories becomes intriguing (and plausible) because it seems that a directory-strategy alone will not achieve the map rankings a business might desire.

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