Local Business Listings
Don’t let anyone but you, or me working on your behalf, claim your business listings! They use their domain name, NOT YOURS, their phone number, NOT YOURS. Then they use your company name and address, confusing Google and hurting SEO. You don’t want to confuse Google!
Alternatively, I will claim local business listings (including Google+, Bing Local, Yahoo Local) for you, with YOUR PHONE NUMBER and YOUR DOMAIN NAME, your address and your company name. The benefit to you is that all the work done is your. Nothing changes if we part ways. These precious, traffic generating, Google believing citations (local listings) have your correct company name, address, domain url, and phone number, not ours and definitely not theirs.
In case you were wondering, if you stop paying the big search marketers, the phone number and website will be shut off or given to another local contractor. Your company’s local listings will still be wrong for years to come. Potential clients may be led to believe you must have gone out of business.
When it comes to other contractor marketing firms, they claim the listings “for you”. Then you are obligated to pay for the phone calls (because they own the website and phone number) for ever! We think that’s just wrong!
*Hulu, ReachLocal, Yodle are trade names owned by the respective companies. They are mentioned here on an editorial basis only. They offer a service that is similar to MicroManaged Media, Inc. Our goal here is to inform contractors/small businesses.