David Mihm, an expert of Local SEO and co-founder of GetListed.org recently wrote over on the Moz Blog about his thoughts on the Local Search Ecosystems. As David commented, 2013 hasn’t seen as much turmoil as 2012, which saw Google+, Apple Maps, and Facebook Nearby all released within months of each other. As a UK business owner, it’s worth studying the UK Local Search Ecosystem graphic below to understand how complex local SEO can be and where to focus efforts.
It seems to be Companies House and Royal Mail that are top of the pyramid for data provision with lots of location indexes drawing information from them. Notably, Google+ is pulling information directly from Companies House, and big data providers like