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What Are Local Business Listings?

Local business listings are online directories that contain information about your business, such as your name, address, phone number, hours, and other data.

Some of these sites are free to use, while others may charge a yearly fee.

It’s important to find the site that suits your needs and is most relevant for your business.

A lot of people don’t know about local listings yet – so it’s a huge opportunity to get ahead of the pack and to get your business seen by more people.

Unfortunately, users must manually add their information or claim their business and then keep them update monthly.

Which takes a ton of time and effort to keep the business information up-to-date.

By having the correct information across the many platforms and sites, you can increase your SEO, add to your authority, and show credibility in your business.

It’s critical that every business claims as many local business listings as possible because it makes it easy for customers to find them.

Examples of local business listings:

  • Google My Business. In some respects, Google My Business is now the granddaddy of web directories.
  • Yahoo
  • Yelp
  • Chamber of Commerce

This is a shortlist, for now, we will share with you a full list of recommended business directories in future lessons.

If you have any questions about what are business listings feel free to leave a comment below.

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