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Increase your Findability on Local Business Directory Listing Sites

Everyone wants to become found in Google Search and the other big search engines for search terms related to your business. That is obvious.

One of the benefits of claiming and optimizing your local business directory listings is that Google recognizes you are an actual business being managed by a real person. Google rewards that many times by increasing your business website in Google Search.

But that does not alway happen for whatever reason. You do not want to rely on this happening for your business because there is a lot of competition out there. You may or may not rise in the organic search results because of claiming your listings alone.

The question is this… Would it still be worth claiming and optimizing your Local Business Directory Listings even if you received no Google Search increase?

The answer is yes. But Why?

Because when you claim and optimize your Local Business Directory Listings you most likely increase your ranking when people are searching INSIDE these sites themselves.

People are searching in Google Maps, Manta, CitySearch, Merchant Circle, Angie’s List and the online Yellow Pages.

You want EACH of these sites to know that you are a real business and someone is managing these listings. They will most likely promote you over a listing that they had to create that is not being managed or has not been claimed.

These sites want relevant and quality information delivered to their searchers so people will continue to use their sites. The best way for them to do that is to promote claimed and optimized business listings.

There is a huge benefit to claiming and optimizing every local business directory possible, but it is a huge task.

What listing opportunities are currently available to you? You can claim and optimize…

  • Your big 3 local business listings – Google Business, Bing Places & Yahoo Local
  • Social Media type interactive listing directories like Foursquare and Yelp
  • National business directories like Manta, Merchant Circle, Merchant Circle, 2FL, Angie’s List, Brownbook, CitySquares, HotFrog, Judy’s Book, Kudzu,, Localpages, Showmelocal, Superpages, YellowPages and many more…
  • GPS & Navigation Systems like Google Maps & Apple Maps to become better found on Maps Apps and on Mobile searches
  • Data Aggregators like Infogroup, Localeze & Acxiom
  • 411 contact directories

What are you waiting for? People are searching for you, but can you be FOUND in all of these Local Business Directories?

You can attempt to claim, correct and optimize these listings yourself or you can have Finding Your Business help.

Use the form below and choose the Google Business and Local Listings options to learn more and get started.

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