Data Aggregators are companies which collect data on local businesses such as their name, address, phone number, opening hours etc. in order to present it elsewhere online.
These companies verify and clean the data to ensure it is accurate, and then they sell it (lease it) to other companies that need data about local businesses.
The companies that typically buy this data are online directories (e.g. YP.com), local-mobile applications, and mapping and GPS companies (e.g. TomTom). Even search engines like Google might buy this data to compare it against their own databases, in order to make them as complete as possible.
These are the Data Aggregators we submit to:
All four aggregators are available in the USA, Infogroup, Foursquare and Factual are available in Canada whilst Foursquare and Factual are available in every country we support in Citation Builder.
Using BrightLocal, you can update and submit business data to these aggregators. Find out more here.