Local Search Listing, Correction and Enhancement
The foundation of creating a business identity and marketing it is to first make sure the company’s name, address, phone number and description can be found on Search Engines, online Yellow Pages, Social Networks, 411 Directory Assistance and Mobile/GPS navigation devices.
These local business searches are driven by databases of such listings, not from Website information.
These listings are becoming more important now that Search Engines and Mobile services deliver localized information based on knowledge of where you are (proximity search) when you conduct a Web search.
Sophisticated Web users know that you can submit listings directly to several of the larger Search portals, but this is time-consuming, complicated and few experts know all the places where the data needs to go. Unlike Web search, which is dominated by Google, searches for businesses are more likely to happen on other sites and Mobile phones. Even fewer experts know the tricks in dealing with 800-numbers, P.O.Box numbers and non-traditional phone lines.
For as little as $250 a year that data gets distributed to all major outlets including:
My stradegies are effective because I use specialized progams that feed directly into such databases as infoUSA and Acxiom that are used as primary trusted sources by all major publishers. Listings from UBL are considered verified and are distributed to hundreds of sites directly and indirectly by this method.