I have been going back and forth back and forth in my head over the last few months about which direction I should take with something, and I'd really some input. My plan is to build an extensive local-directory, but now I can't decide if it's smarter to do a large directory or if I should do several niche directories. My dilemma is totally from an SEO standpoint, as I can't decide which strategy will do better in the long run on search engines. My feeling is that the one large directory would probably gain more authority over the long-term, as well as the fact that locally one large site would be much more brandable than several smaller niche directories. On the other hand, the niche directories would be considered far more relevant in each of their respective niches, correct? I would like to have one directory with a brand that I can push locally via seo, however, is it smarter to do lots of niche directories? Which strategy do you think will perform the best even 10 years from now with local search? This dilemma has been eating me alive because I don't want to start down the wrong road with my long-term business, so any and all helpful input from my fellow blackhats is greatly appreciated.