Another really fantastic site that helps you get found locally is merchant circle, Google has it's hand in their pocket bigtime and you will find that your ad on merchant circle will place better than your website in the serps. and if you are #1 in the serps its a good way to get #3 or #4 as well.
Great thing about it is, it's free and you get a lot more than yellow pages has to offer.
I have also had a lot of success with linkedin in local results. Between the two of them I believe we occupy #3 and #5 and for some odd reason we get #10 from onlywire... Only wire is just a bookmark submission site but we placed their little button on our page and they gave us #10 in the search results.
If you really want to go nuts and say... shoot for #5 there is a new service called PRweb.. they are expensive but if you do a press release with your company name, you will see that is the results as well.
Yellow pages will get you #1 if you throw enough money at them, so will merchant circle.
Actually it is pretty east to occupy #1,2,3,4,5,6 with the blog and business connection services that are out there but it would cost you about $500 a month to maintain that. And you would probably be able to have a good adwords program with that as well.
Rather than try so hard with your website organic results, these other companies will get you on page 1 within your local area over night in most cases.
Last edited by royhunters; 29th July 2009 at 06:46 PM.