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Local Expert Says Incorrect Data May Cost Local Shop Owners Sales

These days, small and local business owners have to do all they can to ensure that new customers walk through their doors as often as possible. That’s because so many people look to online retailers to fill all of their needs these days. The good news is that local shopping is still forefront in the minds of many consumers.

But one expert says that countless local shops, restaurants, and service businesses are being overlooked by consumers because the information in their local business listing is incorrect.

“It’s one of the biggest threats to new business,” says a spokesman from, an online local business directory that works to help small and local business owners be seen in a world of online shopping. “Most business owners don’t realize that unless they claim their listing and update it, the chances of it giving consumers wrong information are high. And that can put a bad taste in a shopper’s mouth.”

He’s talking about the fact that some online databases contain wrong information such as old addresses, phone numbers, or even store hours. “If a shopper sees that a store opens at 9 and shows up to a closed store, they won’t likely come back. And that’s why it’s so important that every business owner update their local business listing.”

He says that it’s free to update local business listings on sites like and that ensure that when consumers find a shop, service business, or restaurant, they will have all of the updated information they need to make a decision about whether or not to visit it,.

“It’s a simple thing to do, and once it’s done, the information will be good until a change is made in the business,” he says. “And in an era when local shoppers use online local business directories to find local businesses, it makes sense to provide them with the correct information.” is a local business directory that uses GEO location technology to make each visitor’s experience unique. It strives to be the best free business directory available by consistently advertising, improving the site, and working with small business owners to provide free advertising.

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