Google considers a number of factors alongside citation directories when deciding whether to display your business listing to someone who has searched for the products or services you offer. One of the things they take into account is the proximity of your business to the location of the search. Cleared Setting up Google alerts for your business and your competitors can also help you spot potential link opportunities. The information above only applies to correctly creating and filling out both general and industry-specific directories. Although the number of links you get is important, the quality of the links and the accuracy of the information you provide matters more.