How to improve your web marketing with directory listings

21 Jun, 2017

Enhance the power of your business website with business listings. Try these directories now!

Your business website is live and ready for business, and you are looking for ways to enhance the reach of your business website. Now is the time to get your business listed in various directories. 

It’s easy, effective, and in most cases, free.
 
1.Google My Business
The best place to start is Google my Business. Google My Business helps to standardize your business information, such as location, website URL, phone numbers, hours, pictures, videos, and reviews, across all of Google, including the all-important Google search and Google Maps.
 
Updating Google My Business is easy, and you only have to update in one place to have the information update itself across Google – including search, maps, and more. Your hours of operation are configurable by the day of the week, and you can respond to customer reviews instantaneously, making it a two way conversation.

2.Bing Places for Business
Bing Places for Business is another smart and free way to show up high in search results when your prospective customers search for your services.
 
Bing places allows you to update your business information on the fly as well as verify ownership of your listing, helping you to protect your listing from unauthorized changes.
 
Listing in Bing Places for Business  is a simple four step process. First you need to claim your business, then enter your business information, verify it with a unique pin which you can receive on your phone either as a voice call or text message, email, or even post, and then publish the listing.

3.Yellow Pages
With over 55 million searches per month, yellowpages.com  is an attractive directory to list your business, and many of their basic listing features comes free. Almost every business or professional service is uniquely listed, including Doctors, Attorneys, Auto Repair, Restaurants, and more.
 
Like most business directories, you need to start with claiming your business.
 
4.Insider Pages
From automotive repair to doctors, Insider Pages allows you to list your business or professional service for free. You have to sign up for an account first. Once your account is set up and active, you can search for your business, claim it, and update your business information.
 
5.Map Quest
MapQuest is primarily a free online web mapping service that provides driving directions, maps, live traffic updates, and road conditions.Once you are listed in MapQuest , your business will pop up every time someone searches for your services in the vicinity.

Of course you need an effective business website before you can capitalize on free online business listings. You can either build one yourself, or just buy a pre-configured business website .
 
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