Local Business Mapping is one of the top means by which to get local search traffic, meaning you are reaching the very people that are most likely to require your services. The Internet has become the most popular way to find products or services and search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing all now offer mapping sections. This is where your business information needs to be, so that you can become the answer to the consumers need!
Web directories are sites that exist purely to refer you on to another site or page. Think of them as a virtual phone book, as they contain contact information that is organized by topic or service. It is not a complicated process to have your business listed in such a directory, you simply have to provide basic information and request to be included.
One of the perks of this method over the traditional paper option, is that you don’t have to purchase ad space, simply show that your site has relevant content and you’ll be included. The majority of directories are free, though some may charge a minimal fee, and the return for the effort is exceptional!
We live in a digital age, and having an online listing means your chances of being found are much higher than in the traditional paper mediums. More often than not these older options are thrown away without being looked at, so take advantage of the growing trend of local online directories.
Aside from simply finding your contact information, another benefit of the online directory is that it provides a way to drive people directly to your website. People who click on your listing in a directory can simply click on your URL and reach your site within seconds, meaning they can see services, product information and prices immediately. This will in turn improve your search engine rankings.
Creating a listing and registering with each directory can be time consuming, so our Local Mapping services can take care of every aspect of the process. We offer both generic and specialized directory listing options to best suit your area of expertise, and will ensure your companies visibility with your city/region. Our most commonly populated directories include:
- Google Places
- Info USA
- Yellow Pages 1
- Best of the Web
- Brown Book
- Merchant Circle
- Google Buzz
- Yahoo Profiles
Listings generally include physical and online contact information, payment options, basic services, a basic company synopsis and any other required (directory dependent) information.
Avant 8 will create and enter your business page submissions to 25 of the top directories letting you become more “web-visible”. Help people easily find your company and enjoy the rewards of having an online presence today!