Extend Your Reach and Get Found Locally
Rising to the top organically is great, but what if you could go even higher?
Getting listed in multiple directories can move you into the map pack above everything else. We begin with building your local search engine presence by increasing your site’s trust factor, so that Google and other search engines will see you as relevant in a local search.
Some Common Local Search Results Questions
What Are Citations?
Local Presence Management is the management of the information about an organization’s physical presence over the various channels of online media. These channels include data aggregators and major directories which populate numerous online directories with information which consumers need to have when looking for a particular business or service. Also included in these channels are social profiles including Google My Business, Bing Places, and Yahoo. Review sites such s Angie’s List, Yelp, and Trip Advisor are also important factors in Local Presence Management.
Why Are Local Citations Important?
Local Directory Listings are also known as Citations. A citation is a listing of your business on another webpage, usually a local directory or review site. An example of a citation would be an online directory such as yellow pages where your business might be listed but not necessarily linked to. The citation will contain information including your name, address, and phone number (also known as “NAP”). It may also contain other information about your business including hours of operation, services offered and images. The more consistent your information is across all of your citations the more reputable it becomes.
How Does Citation Get Me Found?
Google and Bing view citations as a key component which they consider for Local Search ranking. Quality of citations is generally viewed as being much more important than quantity. It is very important that citations be consistent across all directories, particularly the NAP information. Even if a listing doesn’t provide a link to your business, local citations are extremely valuable for your business’s local search performance. Consistent listings of your business’s NAP sends positive local SEO signals to your website. When they are confident that you are indeed a local business, search engines will place you in the map pack listing above all the organic search results.
What Is a Data Aggregator?
It would take months and maybe even a full year to list your information in every directory out there. First. you’d have to know which Google and Bing even pays attention to. Fortunately there are systems that will take your information and automatically blast it across into known, reputable directories. Even using an aggregator it can take a long time because many directories require manual approval for a listing to be included.
How Long Does It Take?
Once your listing has been added to an citation aggregation service it can takes months to have consistent NAP information in the bulk of the directories. As the number of citations increases the better your chances are of showing up in the map pack above the organic results.
What Can I Expect?
After we submit your business to top directory submission sources and the Big Four data aggregators, you can expect to see higher local visibility, an increase in search traffic, and a stronger online presence for your company. Your local visibility should increase significantly.
To see your current score, run our Free Local Presence Report!
Local Search Results Services
Claim and Optimize
We claim and optimize your Google My Business and Bing Places pages with specific and accurate details about your business.
Big 4 Aggregator Submission
We submit your listing info to the top 4 data aggregators to automatically distribute your info to multiple local search directories faster.
Blast to Top Directories
In addition to the data aggregators we will submit your business info to 25 more leading directories that work best with your niche.
Ongoing Citation Management
Business numbers and addresses can change over time. We will keep your data up to date and make changes across all directories when needed.