How To Enhance Your Business Listing & Rank Higher and More Often

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Enhance Your Business Listing - Rank Higher and More Often

Having your Local Business Listed on the web is important for its future survival.  Claiming your listing will help give you more control over how the search engines index you and will also help prevent spammers from hijacking it.  There's also a good chance it could improve your search engine rankings and deliver your Company increased traffic.

GetListed.org has some tools and information to help you get your Business noticed on the WEB and by the searching consumer.  GetListed checks the most popular and commonly used search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN Bing, and Best of the Web, to see how your Business rates and ranks in a variety of ways. 

Get a listing score or percentage based on your Business listing or Company name. Your "listing score" is a number that ranges from 0-100 that approximates how effectively your business is taking advantage of free listings at the major search engines.  Claim your Business Listing on the major search engines, it's the easiest and yet most over-looked detail by many Local Businesses today. 

DON'T JUST HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON ON THIS ALARM!

In the process of consulting a client on how to get more exposure for their Company and Local Business on the Web, this is what we discovered.  You can see below why I am sharing this with you today, and why it is so important.  No matter how large or small your Company, you need to be registered and "LISTED" with these search engines. 

It's FREE, and your efforts could make a huge difference for your Local Business.

DO YOU WORK HARD GROWING AND PROMOTING YOUR BUSINESS?

GetListed.org has Local Marketing Advice, Advanced tips, and News for marketing your business.

  • Why Local Search Is So Important
    Over 10 billion unique searches are performed each month, and that's just in the United States! See why listing your business online is so important. 
    Learn More »
  • Why Citations Are Important to Your Local Business Listings
    Citations are defined as "mentions" of your business name and address on other webpages, even if there is no link to your website. Find out why they matter in Local SearchLearn More »

  • Managing & Improving Your Business's Reputation Online
    In this article, they recap the advice of a number of prominent Local Search Experts about the importance of paying attention to, and even encouraging, customer reviews of your business online.  Learn More »


NOTE:
There are many other search engines on the web, not quite as popular, but here's a quick list if you're interested.

Understanding the importance of "why you are doing the things you're doing" in today's "Staying In Business" model, should help to motivate you in getting these certain tasks done.  I find it very beneficial when others that have learned by "Trial & Error" take the time to share their experiences.  We can all learn from each others mistakes, I trust that will be the case here today.

(Imagine the potential of sharing this info with other local businesses you wish to connect or build a relationship with)

Do your Local Business a favor, take the next 10 seconds to run your Company name and Zip Code.  Then take 10-15 minutes and List your Local Business in each of the Top Search engines, this will help to "Enhance Your Business Listing & Rank Higher and More Often."

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Rainmaker
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re

I did it. Looks like it takes few days to get confirmed. Now all I have to do is sit back and wait for the business to start rolling in.  Thanks

Jan 29, 2010 12:13 PM #108
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
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I'm all signed up.  Now, I'm just waiting for the leads to start flooding in. LOL

Jan 29, 2010 03:02 PM #109
Rainer
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Allen Henderson
Henderson Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
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As always timely and impotant information! Thanks Brad!

Jan 29, 2010 10:18 PM #110
Rainmaker
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Barbara Jenness
Barbara B. Jenness, P.A. - St. Augustine, FL - Saint Augustine, FL
St. Augustine FL Real Estate

Thanks Brad. I "Got Listed"!

Feb 02, 2010 06:16 AM #111
Rainmaker
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Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

Thanks for the tip Brad. I'll get right on it!

Feb 02, 2010 10:53 AM #112
Rainmaker
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Karen Rittenhouse
www.JKKPropertyInvestors.com - Greensboro, NC
Real Estate Investor

Thanks for this wonderful information!  I have 4 businesses and found only one on Google and none on any of the others!  I have spent the morning uploading all of the information.

Thank you so much!

Feb 04, 2010 03:24 AM #113
Rainmaker
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Jenny Durling
L.A. Property Solutions - Los Angeles, CA
For Los Angeles real estate help 213-215-4758

great information as always.  So many company profiles are incomplete is rediculous.

Feb 04, 2010 07:32 AM #114
Rainmaker
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Kim Weis & Kelly Zarda
Platinum Realty, LLC - Overland Park, KS

great info Brad!  btw, if you fixed our sidebar, thank you! thank you!

Feb 11, 2010 02:05 AM #115
Rainer
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Todd MacMillan
MacMillan Real Estate - Georgetown, KY
ABR, GRI, SFR

Boy! It is getting harder and harder to manage all of the places to post our information! LOL. Change your affiliation/information in any way and you could be spending days updating!

Feb 15, 2010 10:47 PM #116
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Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
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Todd - excellent point, that's why I use retaggr.com to keep track of all my online profiles and sites, just in case I needed to change an email address or phone number, that way I have a single place to go and know where all my updates need to be made.  :-)

Feb 17, 2010 03:59 AM #117
Rainmaker
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Linda Lohman
Fonville Morisey Realty - Cary, NC
Former Teacher/Broker

Brad,

This is on my TO DO list. Thanks also for the heads up on retaggr.com.  I get so much out of AR and our posts especially.

Feb 21, 2010 01:47 AM #118
Rainmaker
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Mike & Cindy Jones
Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage - Jacksonville, FL
Real Estate - (904) 874-0422 - Jacksonville, Fl

Thanks for the tip....I will check it out.

Feb 22, 2010 08:37 AM #119
Rainmaker
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Abraham Valentino
iMetros.com Corporation - San Francisco, CA
Founder CEO iMetros.com & Nummus ICO

Great tips, thx

Feb 22, 2010 08:57 PM #120
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Keith Landis
Keystone Home Finance - NMLS#834342 - Conventional - FHA - VA -USDA - Jumbo Programs - Direct Phone 412-726-1654 - Pittsburgh, PA
Pennsylvania - "Your Pennsylvania Mortgage Source"

getlisted.org is a great site for SEO

Mar 12, 2010 07:16 AM #121
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Brad Andersohn
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Thanks Keith, I've heard that somewhere else recently, how many leads or transactions has it converted for you besides the SEO benefits? I'd love to know more about why you feel it's a great site?  Thanks.  :-)

Mar 12, 2010 10:59 AM #122
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Broward Realtor Janet Fried PA
Florida Homes & Management - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hi, How would I register my name under my Company's name at these sites. I am an agent at a company with 500 agents.

Mar 28, 2010 02:04 PM #123
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Brad Andersohn
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Janet - that's a great question, probably one best left and answered by the Broker of your office. I'm sure they can help you come up with a creative way to accomlish this. :-)

Mar 29, 2010 02:05 AM #124
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

thx.  This is great advice. Last August I did a lot of this. Then, I supplemented my efforts in Jan of this year.  Sounds like it's time for a revisit since I'm sure I've missed some (and maybe some new ones exist now).  Thx for the reco on this particular site.

Jul 10, 2010 12:50 AM #125
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Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Great ideas, Brad! Thanks again for all your super tips!

Aug 24, 2010 03:13 PM #126
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC - Bowie, MD
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Thanks Brad. Don Wixom re-blogged this which was how I found out. I have already started working on this. Great post.

Aug 24, 2010 06:59 PM #127
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