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Local Business Search Listings on Google, Yahoo! and Bing.

August 29, 2011

Gravity, Gravity Search Marketing, “Local Business Search Listings on Google, Yahoo! and Bing.” http://www.yourseoplan.com/local-search/. Posted 1/1/11. Retrieved 8/29/11.

Local listings are more important than ever. Here’s how to get your business listed in the major local search engines. 

Google:

Google’s local search results can be seen at http://maps.google.com. You can submit a free listing to Google Places (formerly the Local Business Center)  by logging in, but first you’ll need a Google Account.

To claim an existing Google Places listing, navigate to your business page and click on “I own this business.”

Yahoo:

Yahoo!’s local search results are available at http://local.yahoo.com.  Local listings are free, but listing enhancements can be purchased for $9.95/month. You can submit your local listing here: http://listings.local.yahoo.com/ (you’ll need a Yahoo acount).

Bing:

  • View Bing Live Search Maps: http://www.bing.com/maps/
  • Add a new listing at the Bing Local Listing Center (click on “Add a Listing” at the bottom).
  • UK Businesses –  Local search is fed by 118 Information; add a listing here: http://www.bingforbusiness.com/
  • To claim your business if it already has a Bing Local listing, navigate to your business listing and click on “Change your business listing.”

 Ask:

Ask’s local listings (available at http://www.ask.com/local) are partnered with Citysearch.com. See below for information on how to add your business to Citysearch.

 Citysearch:

If your business already has a page on Citysearch, navigate to your business’s page and click on the “Own this Business?” link to claim the business.  You can manage profile details for free, or add premium features for a fee.If your business does not have a page on Citysearch, go here to add a listing:

http://national.citysearch.com/profile/add_business(you will need to create an account on Citysearch, or log in using Facebook).

 Yelp:

Yelp is an online city guide made up of user-generated reviews. A listing here is most appropriate for consumer-oriented brick-and-mortar businesses, but could be used for any business.

  • Read the Yelp business owners guide
  • To add a listing, first perform a search for your business name & location. If no results come up, you will see a large, red “Add Business” button on the page. You will need to sign up for a free Yelp account.
  • To claim your business listing, navigate to your business page and click on “Edit Business Info.”

 YellowPages.com:

Yellowpages.com does offer a free listing. Follow the instructions to add your listing here: http://listings.yellowpages.com/.

 Infogroup/InfoUSA:

Infogroup/InfoUSA has a database with millions of local businesses, and is used by many other search engines to fill out their listings.  You can submit your business at www.expressupdateusa.com.  You will need to be verified with a phone call at your business number to confirm.

Localeze

Similar to Infogroup/InfoUSA, Localeze lists local businesses in an extensive database.  Add or claim your business listing at www.localeze.com.

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