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If you’ve just had your first website built, or have a new URL, now is the perfect time to update your social media and current listings.

 

With most consumers searching online, it’s crucial your business is listed in online directories.

 

It’s not enough to have a website, people need to be able to find it. By listing your business in online directories, on maps and social media, you’ll help to improve your online visibility and increase your profile.

The goal is to have more people visiting your website, which not only helps you get leads and referrals, but will also boost your Google ranking. This is because Google wants trustworthy and credible websites to perform well in its search results. One way it does this is by looking at social signals and listings on reputable directories.

Tips for managing your listings

Google research shows people are usually trying to find out where you are, when you’re open and what products or services you have.

  • Check and update your listings annually to ensure your information is up-to-date.
  • Keep a spreadsheet of listings, links, logins and passwords where you’ll be able to find it again!
  • Have a folder with your bios, logos, business photos and profile pictures all in one place.

Where should I list my business?

There are many places where you can list your business for free including:

Google My Business, Google+ and Google Maps
LinkedIn - both your personal and business pages
• Social media eg. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram
Yellow
Localist
Finda
Neighbourly
Yelp
Bing
• Community directories - search your area on Google
• Industry specific directories
• Suppliers and stockists lists
• Your networking groups or local business group such as BOB, BNI, Venus etc
• Business associations e.g. Chamber of Commerce
• Complementary business partners