Sitting in a parking lot, staring intently on our phones, my friend and I were trying to figure out where we would eat. We were in a section of Los Angeles that was unfamiliar to us and coming from Orange County, we were unsure about where to go. Santa Monica was just a little too far and downtown LA was the same. So like any modern day citizen, we jumped on our phones and looked up some places to eat.
Adding your business listing to directories is one of the basic necessities of ensuring high rankings on Google. It seems easy enough, adding name, contact info and such, but if you tried doing it already you already know what the headache is. For some reason, all the major data providers seems to have different ways of adding your listing. So pretty soon you are in a labyrinth of urls and and hyperlinks that seemingly take you through a loop of never ending torture. I don’t know why it has to be so difficult, but to make everyone’s life easier, I’ve created this guide with the exact URL’s and location where you can add your listing.
Factual has a pretty unique method of adding your business compared to that of the other database companies. With the help of Local Visibility Systems and Phil, I was able to figure out how to get listed. Below you’ll see the step by step on how to do this.
Claiming your business on Express Update is imperative to SEO success. It is one of the largest provider of database information to other sites. Infogroup and Nuestar Localeze actually ask to have all listings updated through Express Update. So ensuring that all your information is extremely important.
Though Localeze now requires payments, if you are just looking to update your listing then you can still do it for free. To qualify for the free update you need to create an account and are restricted to only one update a year. If your business is listed on the Localeze database then you are in luck. If you need to add your listing because you can’t find your business, you will be required to pay.
Localeze, sadly, has switched from offering free claiming of listings to a paid feature. The price is not cheap for small businesses as they ask for an amount of $297. Note that if you are lucky, your business may already be in Localeze’s database. If so, you are allowed a free update as long as you have an account and you only do it once a year.
Best of the Web is one of the mid level directories of the web. Below we take you through how to add your business to Best of the Web. Be careful as if you go the wrong route on the website you may accidentally sign up for the billing and marketing plan. What the tutorial shows you below is how to add your business to Best of the Web as a free listing.