I’ve been pursuing this for a couple of years now. Optimizing local search is SO tricky and it keeps changing.
My website is for a very small area – Naples, Florida. I’ve got just about every business listed – many more than other bigger websites – and yet it’s hard to break in to the “top ten” rating/review sites.
The thing that is annoying is that many of these business are vastly underrepresented on the web, and I’m giving them a sporting chance. Now if only Google would give it a sporting chance (heck, my site is free – that should count for something )
Ken Udut, Naples, FL