Local search Marketing allows you to gain visibility and citations from across the Web. It helps people find your business. This is important as with the growing trend for local search you will be exposed to more customers and they will see your listings.
One of the best tools to check your listings is GetListed.org a very helpful site developed by David Mihm of Portland Oregon, an established leader in local search. GetListed.org provides a summary of your listings and gives you links to update them and contact those you are not appearing on.
We produced this little video for our You Tube Channel to look at the process and provide you a local search marketing tip that you can use today.
Incidentally Bobby, you can give us a call while your New York Mesa Grill looks like you have claimed listings your Mesa Grill in Vegas needs a bit of work done. We would be glad to do it for you or sing for our supper.
Here’s the method I use for all my clients and my own business as well. It’s a quick and easy way to see if your business has been claimed or not for a few of the major directories. It even provides you with a score relative to your business on the Internet in terms of being officially listed or “claimed” in those directories.
Simply go to this website: http://www.getlisted.org where you will find a screen similar to this:
As you can see, this site is pretty self-explanatory. All you need to do to see if your business has been claimed is to type in your business name and the zip code to where your business is physically located.
In this example I randomly typed in “Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery” with a zip code of “90210.” As you can see, a business was found under this name.
Also, as you can see, this cosmetic surgery business has not claimed some of their listings. This particular Plastic Surgery Business is leaving a great deal of money on the table by not having all their business listings claimed.
Keep in mind that the higher the score, the better for your business as it is more likely to show up when people in your area are searching for your products and services.