Local Directory Listings
Have you ever done an online search for your own business?
If so, what did you see?
Is the information that appears accurate and up-to-date?
Most importantly, is your business listed near the top of the various local directory listings for your industry and geographic location?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions, then you have a little work to do when it comes to establishing a stronger, more powerful online presence.
What are Local Directory Listings?
A local directory is a website created by various search engine providers – as well as other sources – as a means of giving businesses a marketing avenue to connect with local consumers in specific geographic areas.
These directories provide pertinent information about your business such as your business name, your address, telephone numbers, website URL, product and service information, hours of operations, photos, videos, and other details.
Some of the most popular local directories in the UK include:
Why Local Directory Listings?
Consumers today use the Internet as the primary way of searching for the products, services and businesses they want. Most of us flock to our favourite search engine, such as Google, Bing, or Yahoo, and type some keywords related to what we’re looking for.
Each of these search engines has its own local business directory algorithm that determines which businesses within your specific niche and geographic area will appear at the top of the list when prospective customers conduct a search.
The companies that show up first will capture the majority of those leads.
Due to the massive popularity of Mobile Internet usage, an estimated 90% of people who conduct online searches do so from their smart phones, tablets and other devices.
Even more importantly, many of these mobile searchers are ready to take immediate action – some making a purchase from a business they found that same day.
By claiming and updating your local directory listings on sites such as Google My Business, Bing Places, Yahoo Local, FreeIndex, Yelp! and Yell, you put your business one step closer to being connected with hot leads who are searching for what you do.
With numerous local listings that are claimed, verified, and optimized, you can expect:
- Higher rankings in the search results
- More citations to contribute to your SEO
- Better connection with both desktop AND mobile users
- A stronger online reputation by way of customer reviews
- Consistent and accurate information about your business across the board
- Connection with more leads as they actively search for your type of business
How We Can Help You
We help you to increase the leads you generate by capturing the majority of web searchers looking for businesses like yours in your specific geographic area.
Our team of Search Engine Marketing Experts will collect your information – including images, photos, keywords, phone numbers, street addresses, hours of operation, and so forth – and then standardise this information across all online platforms.
We’ll then optimise your business listings for local search success by integrating this information with the most popular keywords for your business’s niche.
Our Local Directory Listings service includes:
- Google My Business, Bing Places and Yahoo Local
- Online directories such as Yell, Yelp! and FreeIndex
- Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
Let’s Get Started
Our goal is to help you connect with ready-to-buy local consumers who can’t find your business by improving your online visibility, as well as boosting your bottom line!
Contact us TODAY for a free, no-obligation, consultation…