April 1st, 2016 by Justin Liles
March 3rd, 2016 by Justin Liles
We’re known for many things at Advice Local, but our top 50 directory submission package is definitely one of our most popular offerings. We’ve made a name for ourselves in the industry for qualifying all submission sources through our 23-point metric system. If they don’t make the cut, then they’re not going in our package offerings.
About Directory Submissions
Directory submissions are simply submitting a business’ name, address and phone number (NAP) to various sources around the Web. Yelp, Local.com, Yellow Pages and Foursquare are a few of the most popular submission sources. By submitting this information to different sources, it ensures that Google and other search engines show consistent results to a search user. In addition, acquiring backlinks from trusted sites around the Web lend credibility to the business’ website, which can help increase local search visibility.
Where do we Submit?
We update our list quarterly to add new high-quality directories as well as remove those that have lost some of their original effectiveness as Google updates.
Below is a list of the top 50 directories included in our business listing submission services. We update our list quarterly to add directories we consider to be up-and-comers as well as delete those that have lost some of their original effectiveness as Google updates.
||Top 50 Sources
||# of Keywords
||Chamber Of Commerce
||Just Click Local
||Local Community Guides
||Reference, Search Engines/Portals
||Reference, Search Engines/Portals
Our Directory Submission Process
Before we add a submission source to any of our packages, we run it through our 23-point quality metric test. A few of the qualifiers we use include:
- Domain Authority
- Monthly Search Traffic
- Number of Keywords Driving Traffic to Site
- Paid/Free Listing
What to Expect
After we submit your business to the top 50 directory submission sources, you can expect to see higher visibility, more search traffic, more opportunities for local reviews and a stronger online brand presence. On average, a business’ visibility score goes from 35% to 85% when it utilizes our directory submission process.
So what are you waiting for? The numbers speak for themselves. Visit our pricing page to get started! Contact us today or call 855-714-7634 to get started today.
November 3rd, 2015 by Bernadette Coleman
No business or brand can afford to not be listed on the first page of search results. That is the simple fact. Submitting to directory websites is one of the best ways to increase local visibility; however, businesses must be listed not just on every directory site, but on the best sites. Our directory submission service does just that and more.
The Top 50 Directory Sites In A Nutshell
To explain more about what directory submissions do for businesses and brands, we have created an easy to understand infographic, The Top 50 In A Nutshell. In this post, we break down the infographic and explain exactly how using our submission services increases local visibility, generates more search traffic, and fills the sales pipeline.
The Directories We Submit To
With the number of directories on the Internet constantly growing, businesses need to be sure that their information is submitted to those that have the most authority. At Advice Local, we only submit business listings to directories that meet our strict qualifications, which are determined by 23 different metrics, including domain authority and page rank.
Domain Authority is based on a website’s score using Moz’s 100 point scale. Advice Local uses directories that have a domain authority, on average, of 62.
Page Rank is based on a 10 point scale which determines the importance of a website. We use sites that rank, on average, a 7 out of 10 on Google’s scale.
A sampling of the directory sites we are currently submitting to include Superpages, Yellow Pages, and Angie’s List.
Keep in mind that this list is monitored continually and if one of the 23 metrics that we use as qualifiers changes, then we review the directory site.
Organic Search Results Traffic and Top Ranking Keywords
As shown below, at the time this data was collected Advice Local had over 3 million visitors to their citation sources through organic search. Imagine what that means for a local business’s online visibility.
The citation sources of these businesses are on page 1 of Google in keyword searches for a number of major industries including: plumbing, auto repair, hotels, restaurants and more.
We Get Results For Our Directory Submission Clients
When a business signs up for Advice Local, they can expect an increase in local visibility from between 35% to 85% (data based on a sampling of over 3 million submissions through Advice Local).
As you can see, when businesses take this important step they create a cycle of ever increasing local visibility, more search traffic, leads, and sales. Run a free online visibility report right now.
After we submit a business’s data to the top ranking directory sites, our Local Safeguard™ monitoring service continues to manage and maintain their local visibility.
Questions to consider/ask your customers:
- Is your business struggling with its local visibility?
- Is your business not getting website traffic?
- Is your business not showing up on the first page in a keyword search?
Advice Local’s Top 50 service is the answer! Call us TODAY to get started (855) 714-7634.
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October 22nd, 2015 by Bernadette Coleman
Achieving results for our plumbing company clients is what we strive for! Let the facts illustrate ours success. This infographic below shows the results we have achieve for our plumbing clients, the top citation sources for plumbers and much more!
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October 21st, 2015 by Bernadette Coleman
If you are a moving company looking for local clients, you need to start thinking outside the box. Advice Local is a local presence management company with the solutions you need to start increasing your online presence. With a professionally managed online presence, you ensure that the right customers see you.
Advice Local Is The Local Visibility Solution for Moving Companies
While talk is great, let’s get down to hard numbers and see how we can help make you more money. Here is why you need to hire Advice Local so you can continue to be a success in the digital age.
Advice Local has helped more than 355 moving companies expand their online visibility with 15,290 citation sources. These citation sources help your business rank at the top of the search results when a client searches for your service and location. That type of local visibility translates into more conversions and money in your pocket. Here are just a few facts about what we do for our clients:
- Set up more than 355 Google My Business, Bing Places, and Yahoo Local Pages
- 88% increase in local visibility when using Advice Local compared with a mere 65% with other companies
- Unwavering dedication and investment in your company’s success
We Know the Top Niche Citation Sources
We know the moving market inside and out, and we go the distance for each of our clients. One of the keys for optimal visibility is the knowing the top niche citation sources for moving companies. This will help you be front and center when someone goes to search for moving companies in your area. The most popular niche citation sources include: Moving.com, Consumer Affairs, Moving Company Reviews, My Moving Reviews, MoversCorp, and Movers Moving. We know how to use citation sources to get your company noticed.
We Can’t Stop, We Won’t Stop
We work hard every day for our moving company clients. Each day we onboard 300-500 new projects and submit to more than 6,000 citations sources. With those impressive numbers, you know that we will work hard to ensure that your company receives the local attention it deserves. Check your local visibility right now with our free report!
If you are ready to increase your company’s local visibility today, contact Advice Local. Call (855) 714-7634 to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members.
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August 25th, 2015 by Bernadette Coleman
We get results for our moving company clients, but don’t take our word for it! The numbers speak for themselves. The infographic below shows in detail the results we have achieved for our moving company clients, the best citation sources for movers, and much more!
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August 14th, 2015 by Bernadette Coleman
2 Find Local is a great way to make your business much more visible to prospective customers. This tool allows businesses all over the country to add their business to a nationwide listing. This could come in handy when you are on vacation and you aren’t familiar with the area and/or businesses around you. This is also a great tool to use if you are looking to find a new business in a competitive industry.
The listing will include your business contact information, location, reviews of your business, and a small description of what your business is about. Start creating your very own business listing, it’s fast and simple!
9 User Friendly Steps on How To Create a Business Listing Using 2 Find Local
Just follow this process step-by-step and you will soon have your very own business listing that is sure to take your conversions to the next level!
Step 1: Go to http://www.2findlocal.com/ and click on “my account”
Step 2: Click on “Create an account”
Step 3: Fill in your information in the fields provided.
Step 4: Confirm your email by clicking the “verify” link within the e-mail message.
Step 5: Click on “SUBMIT YOUR BUSINESS” located at the bottom of the page.
Step 6: Input your phone number and click on “Find my Business”
Step 7: Now click “Submit a new Business”
Step 8: Include your business data and then the “Click Submit” button.
Step 9: Confirm submission status
That’s it! Congratulations on creating your new business listing. It will be sent to moderation to ensure all your information is correct and posted publicly. It is recommended to that you claim your business to protect against any unauthorized modifications or removals by third parties.
If you would like to learn how Advice Local can help you to optimize and grow your digital presence across the Internet, feel free to contact our customer service!
Trouble Getting Listed on 2 Find Local? Let Us Do The Work For You
August 5th, 2015 by Bernadette Coleman
If you want more local exposure that brings in more customers, you need to create your own business listing on American Towns.
American Towns offers their customers an opportunity to become involved within their community. It includes public information on local government, schools, libraries, community groups, entertainment, food, and other businesses.
5 Clicks to Submit a Business Listing to American Towns
Creating a listing is simple! Just follow the step-by-step process below and before you know it, you will have your very own business listing.
Step 1: Go to http://www.americantowns.com/ and click on “Register”
Step 2: Complete all fields and click on “Submit”
Step 3: Click on “LIST YOUR ORGANIZATION”
Step 4: Complete all required fields and then click “Save”
Step 5: Submission has been successfully completed.
Congratulations! You have successfully completed your submission. Now you are visible to thousands of potential customers on American Towns! If you ever need to edit your information, you can change anything about your business in your account.
If you would like to learn how Advice Local can help you to optimize and grow your digital presence across the Internet, feel free to contact our customer service.
Trouble Getting Listed on American Towns? Let Us Do The Work For You
July 29th, 2015 by Bernadette Coleman
Welcome to Brownbook! The free directory that anyone can edit! If you’re a business owner you are going to want to add and create your business listing on Brownbook. Brownbook allows you to promote your business on their website by adding text, photos and videos onto your listing. You can also receive alerts anytime someone reviews your business.
The “How To’s” on Creating Business Listing in Brownbook
Creating a business or organization listing on Brownbook is incredibly simple. All you have to do is follow this step-by-step guide and you will be well on your way to having your very own listing, attracting more customers and generating more revenue.
Step 1: Open http://www.brownbook.net/in your internet browser and click on “Register.”
Step 2: Submit your email address & captcha code. Then press the “Next” button.
Step 3: You will receive an email that contains a verification link.
Step 4: Open your mail and click on “Activate account.”
Step 5: After clicking on “Activate account” you will be brought to the “Register” page. Fill out this form with necessary information and click on “Register.”
Step 6: Once you click on “Register”, your account will be created.
Step 7: Return to the Brownbook home page and click on “Add a business.”
Step 8: Fill out the form with your information.
Step 9: Fill out your tag information and click “Next.”
Step 10: Confirm your changes by filling in your login information.
Step 11: After pressing “Submit” your listing will be submitted successfully.
It is truly that simple! Now you have added your business on Brownbook, opening you up to more customers, generating more revenue for your business. You can claim your listing to prevent it from unauthorized edits and you can make it stand out with logos, photos, videos, and more! All for free!
If you would like to learn more about how Advice Local can help your digital presence visibility across the Internet, feel free to contact our customer service!
Trouble Getting Listed on Brownbook? Let Us Do The Work For You
July 21st, 2015 by Bernadette Coleman
Welcome to Foursquare, the leader in helping customers find what they want and where they want it. Foursquare customers are provided with businesses they may like to visit i.e. food, coffee shops, night life, fun activities, and shopping.
Foursquare learns the customer’s preference based on previously liked locations and suggest businesses that they’ll love. Make your business more customer friendly and create your very own business listing. All you have to do is follow this quick and easy. step-by-step guide. Before you know it, your business will be visible to thousands of customers in your area!
7 Easy Steps on How to Submit a Business Listing to Foursquare
Step 1: Open your browser and go to https://foursquare.com/ and click on “Sign Up.”
Step 2: You need to register first in order to create a listing on Foursquare.
To register, fill out the information fields and click “Sign Up.”
Step 3: Go to your e-mail account and verify your account on foursquare.com.
Step 4: Log in to your account and click on “Business” located at the bottom of the screen.
Step 5: Input your business name and location and then click the“Search” button.
Step 6: If you are not on Foursquare, you will not have a listing. To add your listing, click “Add My Business.”
Step 7: Fill out the fields with your business information and click the “Save” button.
Step 8: Congratulations! You have created your listing.
Creating your own listing truly is that simple. With increased visibility in your local area, customers are much more likely to find you and be able to purchase your goods and services.
If you would like to learn more about how Advice Local can help you with your business optimize their digital presence across the Internet, feel free to reach out and contact our customer service!
Trouble Getting Listed on FourSquare? Let Us Do The Work For You
City Squares was founded because sometimes it can be hard for customers to find LOCAL businesses for their needs. City Squares can help your customers find you quickly and easily. Smaller, local businesses must make sure their business is listed on City Squares. Don’t miss the opportunity and learn how to submit your business listing to City Squares.
Your Step-by-Step How to Submit a Business Listing to City Squares
Submitting your business listing to City Squares is a simple process. Just follow this step-by-step guide, and your business will be listed before you can say, “City Squares!”
Step 1: Go to http://citysquares.com/ and click on “Sign Up”
Step 2: Input your personal information then click on “Sign Up” located below the information fields.
Step 3: An email will be sent to your inbox in order to confirm your e-mail. Check your e-mail and press the “Confirm my account” link.
Step 4: Input your e-mail and password. Then click the “Sign in” button.
Step 5: Now click on “Add your business” located at the bottom of the page.
Step 6: Input your business name and click on “Find my business.”
Step 7: Now click on “Add your business” located above the information fields.
Step 8: Input your business information and click on “Create Listing.”
Step 9: Your listing was successfully created.
It is really that easy! Now you have successfully created your listing with City Squares, one of the top listing websites on the Internet today. With more visibility to customers nearby, you are effectively enticing customers that truly matter to your business.
If you would like to learn more about how Advice Local can help your business with their digital presence across the Internet, feel free to contact our customer service!
Trouble Getting Listed on City Squares? Let Us Do The Work For You