Local Search USA

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  Create Google+ Local Accounts
  Create Bing Business Places Accounts
  Create Yahoo Business Places Accounts
  Sign up with Data Aggregators
  Create accounts with Review Sites
  NAP - Use the same Name, Address, Phone # for everything on the web.
  Create listings on Directories using NAP Information 
  Have your clients leave reviews on your Google+ Local / Yelp Accounts

 

When creating any profile online, make sure your Name, Address, Phone Number are all universal everywhere online and offline.

  1. Create your Google+ Local Account: www.google.com/business/placesforbusiness (Create an account for each office location). Make sure to input your Business Name, Company Logo, Description about your company, Images, Video's, Employee's, Types of Services you provide.

  2. Create your Bing Business Places Account: www.bingplaces.comMake sure to input your Business Information

  3. Create your Yahoo Business Places Account: http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/local-listings. Make sure to input your Business Information
  • Please review your New Business Page Accounts and see if you used the same Name, Address, Phone Number.

 

Now that you have created your Business Page Accounts, it's time to submit to a couple of Local Citation Directories. Some cost money and some are free. The ones we list here (both free or paid) are worth the submissions and sites they put you on.

 

 

Client Reviews

Have your clients submit their reviews of your service to one or more of these sources, especially Google Places and Yelp.

 

Competitive Research (Check your competition's citations)

  • Use www.opensiteexplorer.org
  • Use your competitor's Name, Address, Phone (NAP) in Google's Search Box to fill out the grid below.
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Top U.S. Local Business Directory Citation Sources

These local directory sites have the largest amount of traffic and are listed by size (largest first). Improving your presence on these directories means your business will be exposed to a wide audience of local searchers.

  1. Yahoo! Directory

  2. Yahoo! Local

  3. Facebook

  4. LinkedIn

  5. AOL Yellow Pages

  6. DMoz

  7. The Business Journals

  8. MapQuest

  9. Better Business Bureau (BBB)

  10. TripAdvisor

  11. Foursquare

  12. Nokia Prime Place

  13. YellowPages

  14. Yellowbook

  15. Craiglist

  16. Angie's List

  17. Superpages

  18. Urbanspoon

  19. City-Data

  20. Manta

  21. Patch

  22. MojoPages

  23. Insider Pages

  24. DexKnows

  25. Thumbtack

  26. Kudzu

  27. AboutUs

  28. Local

  29. Oodle

  30. CommunityWalk

  31. HopStop

  32. YellowBot

  33. Zoominfo

  34. USCity

  35. SoMuch

  36. Yellow Pages

  37. Judy's Book

  38. Jayde

  39. Pegasus Directory

  40. Majon

  41. RadarFrog

  42. iBegin

  43. ChamberofCommerce.com

  44. Tupalo.com

  45. ConnectNow

  46. FindTheBest

  47. RateItAll

  48. ShoMeLocal

  49. 2findLocal

  50. Brownbook

  51. Magic Yellow

  52. DiscoverOurTown

  53. SaleSpider

  54. PowerProfiles

  55. InfoSpace

  56. ZipLocal

  57. Company.com

  58. CitySquares

  59. Internet 800 Directory

  60. Smart Guy

  61. eBusinessPages

  62. MyHuckleberry.com

  63. BizHWY

  64. Nexport

  65. B2B Yellowpages

  66. GigPark

  67. The USA Explorer

  68. Justdial

  69. eLocal

  70. EZlocal

  71. RadiateLocal

  72. LocalPages

  73. Viewpoints

  74. WAND

  75. Cherrp

  76. Company List

  77. GenieKnows

  78. Tyloon

  79. GoMyLocal

  80. Akama

  81. Matchpoint

  82. DirectoryM

  83. Yalwa

  84. OpenWiFiSpots

  85. My Local Services

  86. BizVotes

  87. FindItNow

  88. iDirectory

  89. Local Database

  90. Seek it Local

  91. Yellowee

  92. YellowUSA

  93. DirectoryCentral

  94. Revark

  95. ThinkLocal

  96. Dig a business

  97. Scout

  98. LocalizedBiz

  99. YiPpIe!

  100. Zip.pro

  101. fyple.com

  102. Trueyellow

  103. ShowSmart

  104. YellowHours

  105. Localguides

  106. CMac.ws

  107. TenList

  108. GetFreeListing

  109. Yellowone

  110. ExpressBusinessDirectory

  111. Metrobot

  112. A Greater Town

  113. HelloMetro

  114. WherezIt

  115. YelloYello

  116. Cityfos

  117. Just Click Local

  118. Zidster

  119. 247onlineNetwork

  120. ExportFocus

  121. YellowAssistance

  122. ZipHip

  123. Ask Local Pages

  124. Local Census

  125. SureWest Directories

  126. SocialStreets

  127. USBDN

  128. SpotABusiness

  129. Birectory

  130. MakeitLocal

  131. WhoFish

  132. Cornerstones World

  133. My Green Pages

  134. My Web Yellow

  135. mycityBusiness

  136. ZipperPages

  137. BigWigBiz

  138. 6Qube Directory

  139. Social Raves

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2 Comments

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    Steve Wasiura

    you can avoid the scam of local.com & yext.com by registring with Acxiom for free, but you need to use firefox as the browser. no other browsers will work (their web code is wonky) the prices local.com & yext want to charge to update your listing data is ridiculous.

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    Kevin Chow

    Great feedback Steve. I also don't like paying that much for Yext. The only thing is Acxiom doesn't have the out-reach/network like other Data Aggregators do. I would have to say Localeze has fair pricing and a great network, but I still believe CityGrid has the largest network. Yext makes you pay that high fee because they can get your Citations updated instantly unlike the other Data Aggregators.

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