Category: local business listings

Local Presence Management Best Practices: Multiple Practitioners at One Location and Solo Practitioners

August 30th, 2017 by

Consistency, accuracy and clarity are the most important elements of a business’ online data. For practitioners like doctors and lawyers, local presence management can be trickier than it would be for typical local businesses – especially when multiple practitioners work at a single organization. However, both solo practitioners with a unique address and multiple practitioners who share one location face local presence concerns that are unique to practitioners. To deal […Read More]

5 Reasons You Need to List Local Business Hours Online

August 15th, 2017 by

You already know that businesses need to maintain accurate NAP data (name, address, and phone number) online, but have you thought about how additional business details can improve visibility and attract consumers? For instance, have you considered why local businesses need to advertise their hours of operation online? That includes listing hours on the business’ website as well as in other local citations and business listings. 5 Reasons You Need […Read More]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: How Directory Listings Impact a Business’ Search Rankings

July 14th, 2017 by

You’ve probably heard a thing or two about directory listings by now. Maybe you know that it’s important for local businesses to submit their details and optimize directory listings, but aren’t sure what the big deal is if a business isn’t listed in these online directories. For instance, what happens to businesses that don’t have any citations at all? Or that only have a few directory listings? What if some […Read More]

Back to the Basics: Google My Business Pin Not Working? How to Fix This Common Verification Issue

May 16th, 2017 by

Maintaining an up-to-date Google My Business listing is critical for local businesses as well as multi-location brands that want to get found by customers online. After the business has created or claimed a Google My Business listing, the next step is to get the listing verified. This allows Google to confirm the business owner’s identity and prevents anyone else from falsely claiming ownership. We recommend getting verified as soon as […Read More]

Back to the Basics: Why Duplicate Listings are a Real Issue for Local Businesses

April 7th, 2017 by

Duplicate listings are responsible for much of the bad data that plagues local businesses online. In addition to damaging credibility and reducing visibility, duplicate listings can spread to other sources and result in even more duplicates across the web. Whether duplicate listings are created by accident or on purpose (perhaps by business owners who wrongly assume it will help SEO), they are always detrimental to the business’ local presence. Though […Read More]

Back to the Basics: Best Image Sizes for Google My Business

March 21st, 2017 by

Following Google’s guidelines is crucial when creating, claiming, or updating a Google My Business listing. This applies to every element of the listing, from selecting a business category to uploading images. Google has very specific directions when it comes to the kind of photos they allow on their business listings and their social platform, Google+. If you don’t follow their guidelines, the images could get taken down, buried by other […Read More]

Back to the Basics: How to Claim and Optimize a Local Business Listing on Google My Business

March 8th, 2017 by

For a local business that wants to get discovered in search results, maintaining an accurate Google My Business listing is critical. The listing details (such as the business’ phone number, website, photos, and hours of operation) determine what information consumers see in Google Search and Maps. Business owners need to take control of the company’s Google My Business listing to ensure up-to-date business information is displayed online. This means creating […Read More]

Optimizing Local Business Listings Across the Web

March 1st, 2016 by

Adding a business listing to hundreds of online directories is a great way to boost web presence and make sure the business dominates the market in their area. But to truly stand out from the competition, also consider the key elements to include in each business listing. Optimizing Local #Business Listings Across the Web via @Advice_Local #SEO Click To Tweet Always Include the Basics in a Business Listing The majority of customers who are looking […Read More]

Plumbers! Increase Your Online Presence

November 4th, 2015 by

Has your income stream sprung a leak? A dominating local online presence has never been more important. Advice Local is a digital presence management company that has successfully increased local visibility for thousands of plumbing clients. While having slick website is necessary, that is only one piece of the puzzle. You still need to drive local traffic to your site in order to get business. That is precisely what Advice Local can […Read More]

How to Create a Business Listing on Judy’s Book

June 15th, 2015 by

Featuring your business on local directory websites is one of the best ways to put your business in front of the customers searching for your products or services. Judy’s Book is just one of many directory websites you need to list your business on. Judy’s Book is the social search tool customers use to get the scoop on local businesses. By adding your business listing, you are increasing your visibility […Read More]