Category: local business listings

Dominating Google’s Search Results With Business Listings

May 12th, 2022 by

Last time we were here we focused on how to use Google EAT to influence local relevance signals. This week we’re looking at securing multiple placements in page one of Google search results using local business listings, along with some other hot topics you might have missed. Increasing Placement in Search Results With Citations After a busy few days at the Association of Directory Publishers conference, we have returned with […Read More]

Why Business Listings Are Essential for Local Businesses

January 20th, 2022 by

Last week we covered voice search and its relevance in 2022. We always like to kick off each year with landing a solid foundation for location businesses, and that’s why we want to talk about the importance of creating business listings for the local businesses you represent this week. Business Listings Are Essential Yes, we are back on the bandwagon about local business listings. Why, you ask? Well, they are […Read More]

Study Proves Listing Management Is Extremely Relevant

November 18th, 2021 by

Last week we looked at the big news that Google My Business has been rebranded as Google Business Profile. We shared exactly how to make sure your local business customers get found in Google’s local pack and maps. This week we’ve got a little more on this development, along with a whole lot more on listing management. Google Solicits Support From Small Businesses By now, we’ve all had some time […Read More]

There’s More to Visibility Than Google – You Need to Prioritize All Local Listings

October 14th, 2021 by

Last week, we looked at Google’s integration of user-generated content into their Google My Business platform. Now, we’re switching to some recent Google Map updates, the focus on hyperlocal search and what this could mean for local visibility. It seems Damian Rollison was right on track when he discussed how Google is using attributes to create non-traditional verticals. While we didn’t specifically address this point before, Google has attributes that […Read More]

The Perks of a Premium Judy’s Book Listing

July 31st, 2020 by

It came to my attention a few weeks ago that our partners are not fully aware of an important benefit for the businesses they list in Advice Local’s listing management solution. As you may know, we own Judy’s Book – and this powerful directory helps businesses to get found around the web. Judy’s Book Is a Premium Directory With Premium Listing Features Today I’m going to dig into each of the […Read More]

Mastering the Bing Places Dashboard and Business Listing

January 9th, 2020 by

Local businesses need to be found — and Bing Places is a local profile that no business should forget. We’ve written before on how to create or claim a Bing Places listing. Today let’s explore the Bing Places for Business dashboard and how to manage your clients’ listings. Exploring the Bing Places Dashboard Did you know that 33% of people in the United States use Bing? While some forget about […Read More]

Ways to Give a Little Help on Yelp for Local Businesses

December 19th, 2019 by

If your clients’ businesses aren’t actively using Yelp, they should be. And it all starts with creating a Yelp business listing. Once the listing is created, there is so much more you can do to improve the Yelp listing for the businesses you manage. Yelp Profile Optimization Tips & Tricks You can really make your clients shine on Yelp. Let’s explore how. Give as Much Business Information as Possible on […Read More]

The Ins and Outs of Online Visibility for Local Businesses

April 29th, 2019 by

The days of competing with local businesses via storefront window displays and newspaper ads are long gone. Sure, traditional methods of advertising still hold value, but it’s pretty much impossible for any business to survive without online visibility – particularly a local business. It’s just the way of the world nowadays. Without an optimized presence online, local businesses will struggle to stay relevant and appeal to local customers. In fact, […Read More]

Do Manual Citation Submissions Perform Better Than Data Aggregator Submissions?

April 22nd, 2019 by

To get found online, small and large businesses alike need to create and claim online listings (also referred to as local citations). It’s a surefire way to attract customers online and present accurate data to search engines. Plus, businesses can ensure that their online data, like their name, address and phone number (NAP), is accurate. However, creating all of a business’ listings, from Google My Business to Bing and everything […Read More]

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Directories

October 17th, 2018 by

Directories can exist online or offline. For example, the Yellow Pages is a printed directory you would use to find the phone number for the pizza place. Think of online directories as the online version of the Yellow Pages – which also has an online directory! – but with a ton of useful additional information about a business. Today, we are going to explore online directories, what makes a directory […Read More]