Claim Your Small Business Listing on These 4 Essential Local Directories Today
Claiming your business listing in the most important online directories can win you a new stream of customers. These are the four most essential local directories for small and local businesses.
Keep your business name, address, phone number, website, and hours up to date here and you’ll be in a better place than many of your competitors.
Google My Business: Google’s small business directory is tailor made for you. Get started by claiming your business listing, or adding it to the Google My Business directory. This will help your business appear in search results, map listings, and reviews. It will also give you a head start on Google’s newest local business services.
Bing Places for Business: Microsoft’s search engine, Bing, offers small business owners free directory listings, and discounts on PPC advertising from Bing. That means easy access to the 62 million monthly Bing users. Claiming your business listing on Bing Places for Business is an easy, 3-step process. That process includes verification, locking your business listing, and protecting you against unauthorized edits or hacking.
YP.com: Remember the YellowPages? YP.com is the Yellow Pages for the internet. To claim your business listing, just submit your name, address, phone number, and any other relevant info. The traditional phone book may be a marketing dinosaur, but digital directories are essential for small businesses.
Yelp for Business Owners: Yelp takes a lot of heat from small business owners who feel they have been burned by a bad customer review. To its credit, Yelp has taken steps recently to ease tensions between disgruntled customers and frustrated business owners. Even so, it’s proof that word of mouth is a powerful factor in customer decisions. Online reviews can’t be left to chance. Yelp for Business Owners lets you claim your listing, respond to reviews, and advertise your business.
Right now, these are four of the most essential local directories for small and local businesses. If you only have an hour to work on your business directory listings, these are the directories you want.
No time? No problem. We can help you create and manage these directory listings, and dozens of others. Email Precision Local Marketing today to find out how we can help you claim your essential local business directory listings and get your business in front of the right customers at the right time.