Category: local business directory

Four Bing Local Business Profile Setup Tips

January 6th, 2015 by

At Advice Local, we value search engine optimization, and we know that we can optimize just about anything, including your Bing Local Business profile. We’ve put together a few tips to help you on your Internet marketing journey. 1. Claim Your Bing Local Business Profile All you need to do is log into Bing Local and participate in the verification process. This is the first, crucial step to taking charge […Read More]

7 Ways to Maximize Free Business Directory Listings

October 31st, 2014 by

With a plethora of marketing tools at your disposal, it can seem that free business directory listings often fall to the bottom of the pile, perhaps never getting much attention at all. While certainly these listings do not require the ongoing level of activity that social sites do, they are more than worth some time from you. Following are seven ideas from our team here at Advice Local on how […Read More]

How to Find Niche and Geo-Specific Business Directories

October 16th, 2014 by

One of the most important lessons that businesses have learned since the introduction of Penguin is that the quality of your directory listings matters — a lot. If you have not yet cleaned up your directory link profile, now is the time to do so. One part of this process is to get rid of all junk links. The other part of this process is to keep or add good […Read More]

All Directories Are Not Created Equal

October 10th, 2014 by

Online directories can help your SEO. Online directories can hurt your SEO. You have likely heard both of these statements, making you wonder which one is true. Well, the fact of the matter is that they are both true. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to online directories. How to tell if a directory is good or bad for your business can be done—as long as you are willing […Read More]

Getting the Most Out of Your Free Local Business Directory Listings

August 7th, 2014 by

In this hyper-competitive economic environment, breaking out of the pack to attract new customers is more challenging than ever before. But while you would expect each and every company owner to have already examined each and every potential new revenue stream, you’d be shocked how many business owners don’t invest in a local search strategy. Sure, they have websites that they update regularly, but that’s about it for a lot […Read More]

Citation Services Compared – Don’t Forget About Advice Local

May 30th, 2014 by

A recent post on the BrightLocal blog compared several different citation services providers in a wide range of categories. While we’d like to thank the author, Myles Anderson, for shining a light on how various providers stack up against each other, we’d also like to take the opportunity to show you how Advice Local matches up against what Anderson terms the “most prominent services in the market.” Anderson looked at six citation services companies: […Read More]

Local Listing Service Optimization

May 9th, 2014 by

Marketing a business now entails a number of media. Most companies have a handle on traditional avenues, such as TV or radio. However, the online world is still relatively new and ever-changing. Using a local listing service can make your business more visible in online spaces, which means customers are more likely to find you when they need you. At Advice Local, we understand the major components that affect how […Read More]

Thrive With Local Directory Submission

May 1st, 2014 by

Without proper ranking among search engines, your great product or service could easily become lost in the shuffle. Fortunately, Advice Local is dedicated to ensuring that your business receives the exposure it deserves. Using our local directory submission process, we vow to hand deliver your business credentials to all relevant parties. In turn, you can ably reach interested consumers far easier than with other methods. How Does Submission Work? Unlike […Read More]

The Winning Edge of the Professional SEO is to Write the Right Proposal

November 20th, 2012 by

I read the post from Search Engine Journal, written by Ellen Gipko and she makes very interesting comments and points to the way SEO Companies make sales proposals…  Personally, my favorite piece is the following excerpt: (…) “IF IT DOESN’T FIT, DON’T FORCE IT In your ambition to sell your services, it’s very easy to focus on what’s good for you instead of what’s good for the customer. That shortsighted […Read More]

20 New Local Directores Added

February 19th, 2010 by

  Today, we increased the amount of sites submitted to over 100.  We added 20 more local directories that we have identified as important to get additional citations from. This will help increase your total citations, and we have not yet increased the price. Get in now before we do. Top 7 Local Maps Google Maps Yahoo! Local Bing Places for Business AOL Local Ask Local (Yelp Partner) Mapquest CommunityWalk […Read More]