If you’ve ever tried to use a major search engine like Google to find local information on businesses in your area, then you know that it can be a challenge. You’ll probably find a fair amount of results, and some of them may be worth your time, but these results are usually interspersed with content that doesn’t matter to you. Local search is a big deal, but it can be a hard feat to pull off. Many have tried, and most have failed, but Grayboxx succeeds in a number of ways.

With a lot of local search engines, you have to hope that there are even going to be any results for your location period, but Grayboxx is pretty comprehensive in the sense that you can search for specific things in your area, and believe it or not, you’ll probably find a good number of results. I like their trademarked PreferenceScoring approach over traditional user reviews because it keeps the focus on the businesses, where they’re located, and how to contact them. You know, the important stuff.