“73% of consumers lost trust in a local business when they found incorrect information about that business online.”
- Businesses who have lost trust because of incorrect information 73% 73%
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ONLINE LISTING DISTRIBUTION & MANAGEMENT
Keeping Your Presence Consistent Throughout The Digital World…
Drive More Traffic, Get More Clients!
Check The Online Visibility Of Your Business
Perform An SEO (Search Engine Optimization) Audit On Your Website
Schedule A Consultation To Take Your Business to The Next Level
9 Pros For Online Business Directories
The Power Of Online Business Directories
Amplified Online Presence
If you search for your business name on the internet, you will likely see your business show up in directories for which you never submitted a listing. This is because many business directories today pull from other larger directories and automatically create listings.
This means that getting listed in one directed usually means getting listed in several more, allowing you to kill two (or more) birds with one stone. On the flip side, sometimes the information doesn’t transfer over properly. It’s very important to check, claim, and update your listings frequently and regularly.
Improved Local Visibility
Though they are massive, online business directories have advanced filtering and suggesting capabilities, and serve to connect you with your target audience. As a local business, directories are beneficial because they make your business visible to your local community.
Get discovered More
The typical online business directory allows users to search by specific criteria, such as service, location, and category. By simply entering complete and accurate information in your listing, the directory will then connect your business to the people searching for it, even if they don’t search your business name explicitly. This is highly beneficial because oftentimes, people don’t know to search a specific business name or the specific service they need.
The Power of Word Of Mouth
Most online business directories have a customer review component, as word of mouth has always been a trusted source for consumers. With real time and sharing capabilities of mobile devices, customers can now publish reviews more quickly—even during their experience. People seek out and trust online customer reviews today more than ever, so get listed in online business directories and you’ll be placed in a direct channel to your target audience.
Increased Business Reputation
The fear of negative reviews prevents many businesses from getting listed online, but this shuts them off from getting positive reviews too, which are essential for a good reputation. As long as you know how to properly handle one, the cost of one negative review is outweighed by the benefit of many positive reviews. Plus, a mix of reviews can even strengthen your reputation, as it shows that you are a genuine and healthy company that has nothing to hide.
Increase Brand Awareness
When a user performs a search in an online business directory, it will display a list of relevant results, each with a brief snapshot so that you can decide which one to click on to learn more. This means that even if a user doesn’t click on your listing, they still see your business. Every encounter a person has with your business increases their awareness and familiarity with your brand, which warms them up for further engagement.
Give Your SEO A Boost
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the practice of providing your web content in such a way that search engines will favor it and rank it higher in results for applicable searches. A search engine wants to be trusted by its users, so the more information it can obtain about your website, and the more consistent that information is, the better you will rank. Online business listings are a great way to support and supplement your already existing information to give it that extra validation.
It is possible to get on the first page of Google through SEO practices, but it can take a few months to start seeing results. Online business directory sites, on the other hand, have been around for a while, have high amounts of traffic, and are for the most part trusted by search engines. Since Google likes these characteristics, its first page of search results regularly contain pages from online directories. If you get listed in an online business directory, you have a chance of benefitting from their well-established SEO and showing up on the first page of Google.
Making sure that your NAP (Name, Address, Phone Number) is consistent throughout the web will help to increase your google rankings, and increase visibility, which will in turn increase for marketing ROI.
How It Works
First, watch this 1 minute video. Then click on the button below to check your businesses online visibility.
Search Engine Listing Claiming & Optimization: Google & Bing
We’ll claim and optimize your clients’ Google My Business and Bing Places pages, including the NAP, hours of operation, business photos, business category, and other business details. These search engine giants account for more than 70% of all search traffic, so we want to make sure they are up to snuff.
Ongoing Citation Management
Our technology dots the “I’s” and crosses the “T’s” day after day, month after month. With our Local Safeguard™, we regularly check up on business listings to ensure they are present, accurate, and fully optimized. We’ll take care of them like they were our very own.
Attract Local Clients
Increasing your online visibility is crucial to attracting local clients to your business. Start today!
On the Go Control
Increase your visibility and grow your brand while capitalizing on your local market.
How It Works
This is how our 6 step process works.
Check your online visibility with our Online Visibility Tool. We use this as a base point.
Step 3 - Gather Information
We spedn 2-3 days gathering your business information.
Step 5 - Track & Monitor Visibility
Watch your online visibility increase.
Step 2 - Signup
Enroll in one of our plans either monthly or yearly.
Step 4 - Begin Submission
We begin the submission process to Data aggregators and Authority Directories. 30-45 days.
Step 6 - Manage
We manage your online listings monthly and are ready to update all directories if needed.
Get Your Business Seen Locally!…
ClassicSubmission to Top Online Directories and 1 Data Aggregator (Factual)
$143 Setup54Monthly$152 Setup540YearlySave $108 if Paid Annually ($45 per Month) - Setup Fee Includes 1st Month
Submit to All Top 4 Data Aggregators
Duplicate Suppression Via API Included
DeluxeSubmission to Top Online Directories and Top 4 Data Aggregators
$127 Setup70Monthly$137 Setup720YearlySave $120 if Paid Annually ($60 per Month) - Setup Fee Includes 1st Month.
Submit To 1 Top Data Aggregator
Submit to All Top 4 Data Aggregators
Duplicate Suppression Via API Included
From Our Clients
Hear from a few satisfied users.
After a couple of months of working with Targeted Lead Systems I could see the jump in my revenue and profits. Great Systems!Tamim M.
After 6 months of working with Targeted Lead Systems we were able to increase the salaries of several employees, and plan and launch additional services because of marketing efficiencies.Vicki R.
Within weeks we started to see an increase in revenues as a result of the automated marketing systems we put in place. Our profits are increasing and stress is decreasing.Charlene C.
As a young practice we have embraced on-the-edge concepts. This just seemed a little to easy. After a couple of months we could visibly see the results. Glad we signed on!Kaumy C.
Online Directory Listings FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions.
Here are some common questions about Elegant Studio.
What is an online local directory?
An online local directory is a website that lists businesses, usually within categories. These directories allow business owners to list their business, get their name in front of the customers, and give customers the information they need to contact the business. It also narrows the World Wide Web down to local communities and places, and makes local businesses more accessible to the customers that use them.
The details provided in an online listing will vary from business to business and from directory to directory. Typical information includes:
- The business name
- Telephone numbers
- Product or service sold
- Number of employees
- The area the business services
- Professional associations the business belongs to
- Reviews, comments, and feedback (on some sites)
Are online local directories the same as search engines?
Online local directories often have a search function within them. This makes it easier for users to quickly find the business they’re looking for, without having to search through thousands of listings. However, this does not make these directories search engines.
Search engines can find just about any information you need and provide in-depth articles, pictures, and blog posts about very specific topics. Search engines list the actual URLs to websites and will take you directly to them. Online local directories will provide users with many different results, but each of those results will only be a business listing including very basic information.
Search engines will also pick up on the various web pages on a website, giving each a different page ranking dependent on things such as keywords and traffic numbers. Online local directories, on the other hand, will provide only one URL, and it’s typically only to the home page of the website.
The way in which local directories and search engines work behind the scenes also distinguish the two. Online directories use people to manually review, proofread and approve each listing. Search engines on the other hand, because they’re dealing with so much more information, must rely on highly complex computer-generated indexes that determine which information is displayed.
Why is it important that my business be listed in an online local directory?
According to a study conducted by Burke, 8 out of 10 shoppers will use an online directory to guide them in the direction of where to go for whatever product or service they are looking for.
Of that group, 8 out of 10 shoppers who used a directory to find what they needed will end up buying something now or in the future from the business they found within the directory.
This is why it’s so important to have your business listed in an online directory. If customers are already using online directories, they already have a need for your business or service. And if your business isn’t listed in an online directory, the chances are good that the competition will be, and customers will turn to them instead of you.
This is why it’s so important to be listed in online local directories – so customers can find you!
Can small businesses profit from using online local directories?
When thinking about using online local directories, many small businesses make the mistake of thinking it only works for huge companies. Companies like Costco that have several locations, sometimes within mere miles of each other. However, it’s really small businesses that will benefit the most from online directories. Remember that these directories focus on local businesses.
The intent is that it will bring customers to actual brick-and-mortar businesses that are located near them, meaning that small businesses have the most to profit from being listed. And if your business isn’t listed, there’s a good chance that your competitor’s is, and that customers will go to them instead of you.
Is it difficult to sign up to an online local directory
No! Signing up for a local directory usually just takes just a few minutes and is a simple process that includes only filling out some basic information about your company, then verifying that information via text, email, or phone.
Because business owners are often best served by registering with multiple online local directories, it can take some time, but it’s not difficult at all.
What are the best online local directories to use?
There are hundreds of online local directories, but your best bet is to find quality sites that will boost your page ranking and get your business in front of the eyes of the most customers. The top 15 online local directories are:
- Google My Business
- Aabaco Local Listings/LocalWorks (formerly Yahoo)
- Bing Places
How can online directory listings boost traffic to my website?
Whenever your business, company, or company URL is listed on website, it helps boost your page ranking. And when that information is listed on an authoritative and established page such as Google My Business or Yellow Pages, Google uses that as an indicator that your website is also established and authoritative.
When you have your website URL listed on several of these authoritative websites, it has several different “votes” in the eyes of Google and the search engines. The more you have, the higher your website URL will appear within the search engine results.
Have enough and your website will even start to appear on the first page of search engine results, sending more and more traffic to your website.
How can online listings help me develop my business’ brand image?
When people think of online local directories, they often think of several typed lines of text indicating the business’ name, address, phone number, region serviced, and types of products or services sold. This is largely true, so how is a bunch of typed text going to help you develop your business’ brand image?
Easily. When you create a listing on an online local directory, you do more than just input your business’ contact information. Typically these sites always ask for a profile picture, which can be your business’ logo, which will help develop your brand image. Several sites also have separate sections for things such as photos and videos where you can upload commercials, YouTube videos about your products or services, and even just pictures from company events.
All of this will show your business through images that users will remember more easily, and they help develop your brand image
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