Get Your Business Found on the Top Local Directories, Maps, and Apps
What Are Web Directories & Local Listings?
Online Directories & Local Listings are basically the modern day, internet version of the phone book – except today there are over 60 different versions that exist all across the web. An online local listing expands on what a “traditional” phone book did for consumers. It offers basic contact information (name, address, phone number) and services provided. It also allows a consumer to see how your business stands out, view your location on a map, check out photos, promotions, business hours or anything else you’d like to showcase. The problem is, countless versions of these “digital phone books” exist all over the internet. As a result, assuring the accuracy of your business’ information becomes a daunting task.
Why Are They Important?
Today, 4 in 5 consumers search for local businesses online. When consumers find incorrect information about a business online, 73% lose trust in that business. And, incorrect information abounds — a 2013 study found that up to 40% of location info online is wrong! Why is so much information incorrect? Because there’s no permanent record or single source of location data online. This is a HUGE problem that we can help solve!
Online directories can sway users toward or away from your business before they ever land on your website. They can also have direct bearings on your web traffic as they are high profile and are given priority rankings in search engine results.
To solve the problem, we can help you get listed everywhere, correct listings with bad data, and control how your business shows up online.
Consumers who search for local businesses online
Online business listings that contain incorrect information
Consumers who lose trust in a local business when they find incorrect information about that business online
How Our Service Works
Mid America Web Solutions is a certified online listings agent. Our Listing Management Services can help pave the way for potential clients to find you by ensuring that your business information displayed in the most prominent online directories is correct and up to date. Listing agents such as Yellow Pages, Yelp, Manta, Superpages and MapQuest generate listings that display information about your company. The three major search engines, Google, Bing & Yahoo, also create local listings that display basic information about a business (Google My Business, Bing Places, Yahoo Local).
We begin by running a report on your current local listing status. This report will show us all the errors and missing information that appears in your business’ local listings.
After reviewing your report, we then collect the corrected data and material from you to submit to our network of local listings. We also include enhancements such as staff bios, special offers, photos, videos, menus, services, and much more.
Your business data is then synced and distributed instantly to the top 70 local online directories. Your information will be accurate, consistent and effective for consumers across the internet.
Features of Our Service
Duplicate records of your business information appear across the search ecosystem — and they cost you time, money, and SEO benefits. We find and suppress duplicate listings so consumers never see incorrect or incomplete address or contact information. Because search engines value consistency, Duplicate Suppression offers huge SEO benefits.
We actively monitor your business listings for customer reviews across every online directory that supports them, including Google My Business, Yelp, and Facebook. We notify you when any new reviews are posted, allowing you to know exactly what customers are saying at all times.
Appear in the most possible local searches with guaranteed presence
Our directory tool makes sure your listings are present with the correct information. It automatically adds missing listings, and it updates critical fields like name, address, phone number, and categories across our network. We can change your information anytime and it will update everywhere. With our partnership to these sites, your updates appear almost instantly.
We make your business stand out among the competition by adding all of your information as well as unique enhanced content.
- We add your photos, descriptions, and promotions to your local listing on each site in our network.
- We let your customers know about specials, new products, important announcements, changing hours or anything else by providing you with unlimited updates.
- We can add unique enhanced content like staff bios, event calendars, menus, and product lists to your local listing.
Show up in the most search results
Our vast network includes over 70 online directories, maps and apps where users might be searching for your business. We make sure your listings stand out so that you can turn online searchers into customers.
We continuously monitor your listings on a monthly basis to make sure your information is being syndicated correctly across the top 70+ online directories and any duplicate listings are suppressed. This is a constant, ongoing process as there are hundreds of directory sites out there, and each has its own database and method of compiling data. When you work with us, we lock your listings and ensure these directories don’t overwrite your listings with data from any other sources.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our Listing Management services are included with our Monthly SEO Plans.
Your business will have a profile in the following directories:
There’s actually no permanent record when it comes to online listings. The only way to ensure your listings are correct is to continually control them through our platform.
- There are hundreds of sites out there, and each has its own database and method of compiling data.
- When you work with us, we lock your listings and ensure these directories don’t overwrite your listings with data from any other sources.
- The recurring fee signals to publishers that your listing is live and active. It also allows you to continue using our real-time solution to update enhanced content like special offers, menus, products & services, bios, and reviews — which you couldn’t do manually on most sites.
The lock on your listings will be released. Each publisher will regain control of your listing on their site, and your data will be subject to their changes. Your enhanced content — like photos, videos, products, menus, bios, business hours, and special offers — will be removed when the lock is released.
Other vendors, including data aggregators, will submit your data to sites across the web — but this does not guarantee those sites will use it! Only our platform gives you true control of your digital presence.
- When sites do accept submitted data, it can often take months to update. Only our platform allows you to update your listings in real time.
- Aggregators only submit the most basic data, and don’t send rich content like photos, videos, menus, product lists, staff bios, or event calendars.
- They can’t fix all duplicate listings, which leaves you at major SEO risk.
- They also can’t get feedback on the status of a listing, which means you’ll never know how your digital presence is performing.