Is your business listed incorrectly across dozens of local directory services?
Now is the time to take notice because Google is giving more weight to local directories in search results than ever before.
Say for instance that you want pizza in Jeannette so you go type in “Pizza Jeannette” in the search query. If you see the screen shot to the right. The first 3 results are Google + Business pages, then an actual Pizza restaurant, after that there is a Facebook page, and Yelp listings as well.
As you can see, 9 out of 13 of the clickable links come from directory listings (8) or Facebook (1).
There are a few main reasons these listings are showing up:
There are over 50+ directories which search engines can pull information from. The more directories your company is in, the stronger search ranking you should yield.
Having your business on multiple directories will make your business not only look better, but it will make your business a lot more searchable though Google’s eyes and your customers as well.
If you would like to see what business directory listings you are on (or are not on) you can take the easy-to-use Listings Scan Test.
Did your scan show many incorrect listing? How many hours would it take to contact and correct dozens of listings?
Correcting your possible errors on 50+ directory listings sounds like a lot, but don’t worry CME Websites is here to help!
CME is now offering a Local SEO package to help clients with their business. We will provide services that will work with you in gaining more local customers by providing better information on listings and improving local search results with a focus on proactively using listings to improve local search.
We are currently offering a 10% discount for the first five clients that would like to sign up for our Local SEO program!
Talk to you soon!