Has anyone used the listing services from RegisterLocal or List&Found?
They largely seem to resell the service from Localeze (which is front for Amacai) and add on some other distribution.
I cannot really tell what is going on, though. Their websites are largely uninformative and sending sales inquiries returns riddles. I have no idea why they are so secretive about what they actually do for the service fee.
For $200/location, though, I need to know more before I can recommend such a service to my clients.
Well listing manually is fine for a few sites but when you have multiple clients each with multiple locations, time can get really eaten up. I think Localeze charges about $25/location which seems sensible. The services built on it don't seem to give you much, though, for the extra $175.
BTW have you ever listed a local bricks and mortar business. It is much more difficult than listing a website or a national business. The IYP's and local search sites are atrocious. They are slow and buggy - usability is poor. They all work differently.
Save the $200. I understand Localeze gets you into MSN local and that's it. I might be wrong. Their user interface looks simple however it's extremely clunky and the services are not explained well. I find using any other directory easier to use including YellowPages.com who are notoriously slow. (plus you get a hard sell call two months later) I place my clients into more than a dozen directories and the major SE's. It's laborious but the effort is worth it for the client. Instant visibility, zero to sixty in a day! The most effective campaign for local I find is using local targeted AdWords, no question.