Sitting in a parking lot, staring intently on our phones, my friend and I were trying to figure out where we would eat. We were in a section of Los Angeles that was unfamiliar to us and coming from Orange County, we were unsure about where to go. Santa Monica was just a little too far and downtown LA was the same. So like any modern day citizen, we jumped on our phones and looked up some places to eat.Continue reading
Adding your business listing to directories is one of the basic necessities of ensuring high rankings on Google. It seems easy enough, adding a name, contact info, and such, but if you tried doing it already you already know what the headache is. For some reason, all the major data providers seem to have different ways of adding your listing. So pretty soon you are in a labyrinth of URLs and hyperlinks that seemingly take you through a loop of never-ending torture. I don’t know why it has to be so difficult but to make everyone’s life easier, I’ve created this guide with the exact URLs and the location where you can add your listing.
This list will be expansive and it will be updated as the different sites change. Hopefully this will make your lives as easy as it has been now for our agency.
Big Four Databases
Major Database (In Progress)
Factual has a pretty unique method of adding your business compared to that of the other database companies. With the help of Local Visibility Systems and Phil, I was able to figure out how to get listed. Below you’ll see the step by step on how to do this.
Note that you are unable to claim your listing on Factual. Your main purpose is to ensure that your information is correct.Continue reading
Claiming your business on Express Update is imperative to SEO success. It is one of the largest providers of database information to other sites. Infogroup and Neustar Localeze actually ask to have all listings updated through Express Update. So ensuring that all your information is extremely important.
1. Go to the Express Update’s “Submit a New Place”
2. If You Don’t See Your Business Click “Click Here to Continue Submitting”
3. You Will Be Taken to Your Dashboard and Your Listing Will Not Be Reviewed
You should receive an email in a couple of weeks in regard to the status of your new submission. From there you can claim the listing and fix information as needed.
Acxiom is one of the big four data providers for search engines like Google and Bing. Below you’ll find a step by step guide on how to claim your business listing on Acxiom.Continue reading
Acxiom is one of the big four data providers for search engines like Google and Bing. Here is a step by step guide on how to add your business listing on the Acxiom database.Continue reading
Though Localeze now requires payments, if you are just looking to update your listing then you can still do it for free. To qualify for the free update you need to create an account and are restricted to only one update a year. If your business is listed on the Localeze database then you are in luck. If you need to add your listing because you can’t find your business, you will be required to pay.Continue reading
Localeze, sadly, has switched from offering free claiming of listings to a paid feature. The price is not cheap for small businesses as they ask for an amount of $297. Note that if you are lucky, your business may already be in Localeze’s database. If so, you are allowed a free update as long as you have an account and you only do it once a year.Continue reading