Ever wonder why, when you search on a search engine like Google, your business is not showing up on the map? We understand the frustration, and hear it regularly from all of our prospects and many of our clients. The good news is, we can help you get listed in the top local directories and boost your Google maps rankings!
When customers search for local products and services, directories like Yelp, YP, Trip Advisor, and others often show up in the search results. With our local listing service, we manually place you in these top directories for your business niche and your area. This helps increase your organic search rankings, allows your business to appear on Google maps, and drives more traffic to your website!
Before we start building any local listing citations, we want to see what already exists online for your website. This helps us ensure we’re not duplicating any listings, and whether there are any incorrect or inconsistent listings online that could hurt your ability to rank.
With our local citation audit, we check the following:
• NAP Variations: We’ll find any and all variations of your Name, Address, and Phone to reveal inconsistencies that need to be corrected.
• Existing Correct Citations: We’ll find all of your correct citations in order to avoid making duplications.
• Incorrect Citations: We’ll discover whether you have any incorrect citations as a result of a move or incorrect information.
• Aggregator Citations: We’ll check all the major aggregators to ensure that your business listing data is correct.
Local directory citations are the bread and butter of local SEO. With our careful, manual submissions, we make sure you are in the BEST directories for your niche and market. We claim all the most important directories where possible, and provide detailed instructions for all others that should be verified by the client (some require a phone call for verification or other methods).
1. These online directories often rank high for your keywords.
2. You’ll get an NAP citation which will enhance your Google maps ranking.
3. You’ll get relevant links to your site, which helps your organic ranking.
Beyond just placing your business in the top local directories, we also build out rich media listings on video sharing and photo sharing sites in order to diversify your local presence.
Video: We create straightforward, whiteboard style video slideshows, with music, pictures and text. These videos are optimized to the fullest extent, including geo-meta data. We then submit these videos to the top video hosting sources, creating high authority, legit links and citations.
Photos: Here, you provide us with 10, ideally relevant & branded images. We optimize, upload, and again optimize, including geo-meta data. We then submit these images to the top image hosting sources, creating high authority, legit links and citations.
We top off your citation profile by getting you some great social citations. We create careful, manual submissions, adding all media and content to generate high authority, legitimate links and citations. We then submit your profile to powerful & authoritative social media sites to diversify your online presence and boost your local ranking.