No, consumers trust honest, transparent companies — that trend extends across your organization. Your marketing can't be misleading. Don't make promises in your sales copy that you can't or won't deliver on. Be sincere in your commitment to working for consumers' best interests, and prove it by keeping them in the loop and remaining as open and honest as possible 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.