For those who wonder…how does that information about my business / person get in the search engine…here's some food for thought. Local business directories play a critical role in feeding information to the search engines.
The hottest area of search is that “Local results” are critical. This has carried through to the big search engines like Google and Yahoo. Google spiders – or investigates, local and statewide business directories. This is why it is so important to not only be listed in these various directories, but to have a full detailed listing with correct phone and address information.
Most of these directories are free, although some require a small fee. I'd advise against paying unless it is a very targeted, specific directory for your business.
The team at Media Mash can help you get listed here as part of all of our Atlanta SEO, or search engine optimization programs.