I am having lunch with Mary Bowling, SEO Expert from Blizzard Internet Marketing, and I asked her for one of her “secret sauce” tips and she gave me a good one:
She posted the business info from one of her tourism clients on Microsoft’s Windows Live Expo, Microsoft’s version of Google Base, and pretty quickly thereafter she noticed that her client was now ranking on page 2 of Google for some pretty competitive terms. Apparently there are not many businesses in the system yet so your listing can get indexed pretty quickly.
I haven’t tried it out myself but sounds like it’s worth a test. Thanks for the tip Mary!