Category: local business listings

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]

How To Add A Listing To Insider Pages

February 19th, 2015 by is a site dedicated to generating user content. The idea is to get real people to rate and recommend businesses like they do in real conversation. Like TripAdvisor, businesses can respond to ratings and reviews that they have received. This control over your image and ability to see what people think of your services is invaluable. If Insider Pages offered you nothing else, it would be worth it, but […Read More]

How To Add A Business Listing To

February 19th, 2015 by is a listing site that garners over 1.7 million views per day, of which approximately 700,000 stay and visit the page.* For as low as $2 a month, you can get your site listed online. It assists businesses with local SEO and helps them ensure that their neighbors and community find their services when they search. The good entry price and ability to upgrade to significantly more powerful packages […Read More]