Local Business Listing and Optimizing Listings

Listing a business over top 3 search engines (Google, Yahoo and Bing) and local directories is one things and must for all businesses who wants to take advantage of getting targeted leads from web. Websites is not necessary as in case of Google Places and some other listings you don’t need a website as you can add your business details, address, phone number, photos, videos, discounts, events and coupons on your Google Places Pages. Google also introduce free photo shoot of your business but it’s available in selected cities   of US, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Check our previous post on Google Photo Shoot of Your Business.

Once listings is live over Google Places, Yahoo Local, Bing Maps and Local Directories. Then you can start focusing on enhancing your listing or optimizing your local business listings. This is one of the main step that can show impact on placement of your listings in search engines. Optimizing Local Listings includes keep on adding and updating photos, videos, events, coupons, offers, discounts and other useful information that can be important for customers. Encouraging existing clients to add positive reviews also helps a lot. Many more techniques can be used which can boost up your rankings in search engines.

Here are some screen shots of localized results of “car insurance los angeles” over Top 3 Search Engines (Google Places, Yahoo Local & Bing Maps).

Google Places Listing -> Keyword: car insurance los angeles

Yahoo Local Listing -> Keyword: car insurance los angeles

Bing Map Listing -> Keyword: car insurance los angeles

If you are interested to list your business and stuck somewhere feel free to contact us. In case you don’t want to take any pain and want us to list your business then we can do it for you.

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We can also help you in enhancing your local listings so feel free to contact us for bulk listing work or if you like us to do search engine optimization or optimizing your website or local listings.

Validating Local Business Listings

Validating listing is one of the main step, validating listing is must for every business. Some local directories ask users to validate listings before making it live. It’s not a hard task to validate listings and this step must be completed by business owners as Maps and some Local Business Directories validates listings before making business listing live.

Steps to List Business and Validate Listings
1. List your business over Google Places, Yahoo Map, Bing Map and all other Local Business Directories. If you find it tedious to do let us know and we do it for you. Check Buy Local Submissions Package from this page: Buy Local Listings

2. Once we list your business in Google Places, Yahoo Map, Bing Map and Local Directories. We send you all login details with business listing progress.

3. Normally Google Places, Yahoo Map, Bing Map and Local Directories validate listings using 2 methods:

  • Pin Code: In this type of verification Business Listing Map or Directory Call on phone number and provide 4 digit pin number. Business owner can validate business by entering this 4 digit number after login into listing directory or Map.
  • Postcard: Sending postcard or letter on Business Address with directions on how to complete the verification process.

Once Business Listing is verified some Map or Business Directories list business immediately and some list business within a week.