One of the easiest ways to get your business found on line is with Directories otherwise known as citations. It is important to be listed in all search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo, but there are many other places on the internet that allow you to list your business. You may have heard of some of them such as Yelp, YP, and Manta to name a few.
These are important for many reasons.
- Having your business show up in quality directories such as YP, White Pages, Yelp, etc, increases your internet exposure and also allows for potential customers to click to your website or call for more information. We makes sure that your name, address and phone number are consistent in all directories. ( NAP) If just one customer calls you from each directory, it is business you didn’t have yesterday.
- Being listed in directories help in local search results as it is a component of Google’s algorithm. In other words, they help your website rank higher in organic searches. Simply put, there are approximately 200 ranking factors that Google uses and this is one of them. So it needs to be done. No brainier
We will optimize these listings by adding photos, and categories that are pertinent.
Unfortunately, you will be hounded by telemarketers selling these services that have little or no idea what they are doing as they are reading from a script. They will charge anywhere from an initial $300 and a monthly fee to over $100.00 per month for this service. If we do it, we’ll charge, a one time fee of $299, get it done right and send screen shots on to show that the work has been accomplished.