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LIST YOUR BUSINESS: take advantage of listing in local business directory

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LIST YOUR BUSINESS: take advantage of listing in local business directory

You have a local business, or an all India business, but serving the local community, then you should take advantage of listing in local business directory over online retailers and other websites trying to rank well in Google. That advantage is local search. Instead of having to compete with thousands to potentially millions of competing websites globally, local businesses can focus their energy on ranking well in local search and only facing their local competitor’s websites. One way to do this is to make sure that your business is listed with the right local directories and review sites*. 

Here are how to do it and key advantages of listing your business in the right local directory.


1. Think National be Local

Being local gives you the unique advantage of connecting with your community, interacting directly with clients, and creating relationships built on trust – They are the ones that help you compete with the big brand down the street.

2. Search your local business on Google

Try a search for your business on Google. Chances are your business is already listed on some local directories and review sites (regardless of whether or not you have “claimed” them). Any profile you see listed on page one or two of search results should be claimed. Simply go to your profile and look for a link that asks if you own the business or want to claim your listing:

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Why do local directories do that?  If someone looks up your business in order to find or submit reviews, they might run into any of these networks. Be sure you have already put your best foot forward on these networks by claiming your listing.

When it comes to leaving reviews for local businesses, there are a few well-known names to choose from including (but not limited to) the following:

Whenever you’re thinking about local directories don’t count out social media as part of your strategy. The local business directory like indyapages should be on your agenda of sites to claim a listing on if your business. Facebook also offers local features when you set up your Facebook page as a local business. You can see some good examples when you go to their Pages browser and look under Local Businesses.

3. Submit your business to main search engines own local directories

The three major search engines – Google, Yahoo, and Bing – each have their own local directory and review system. Google is more than likely going to be your main source of traffic, but it doesn’t hurt to make sure you are covered on Yahoo and Bing as well.

  • Google uses Google+ pages for local businesses . Local listings on Google+ are free.
  • Yahoo has a Yahoo Local section. Basic listings are free and enhanced listings which offer more photos and enhanced content cost $9.99 per month.
  • Bing has a Bing Local section. Listings are free.

4. Create a great listing for your company in local business directory

Once you’ve created or claimed your listing on local directories, you’ll need to create your business’s profile as best as you can. Here are some tips that you should apply to any listing.

  • Take advantage of your options to enhance your listing content. This could include a clear detailed description of your business, Google location marking, links to social media links, logo, profile photo both with clear title and description, service areas (like which part of India you want to provide services) etc.
  • Your social media links and website is very important. Even if someone isn’t ready to be a customer or check out your website, they might be willing to like your Facebook page or follow you on Twitter. The reason why it is important. 

One key thing to remember when completing your listing in India business directory is that your business value may be affected by the degree to which your profile is complete. Along with the local reviews you receive, robust profiles usually rank higher than their competitors with incomplete, or less robust, listings. Many local directories delete incomplete profiles or demote them in searches. Because it also affects their reputation to having to list incomplete profiles.


*indyapages.com has unique review system for its paid members in local directory

**Indyapages.com Local directory has this unique claim listing feature where local business are able to claim their listing

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