“I Searched For Your Business Online And I Didn’t Find You!”

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Home Builder with Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 CSL#642819
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“I Searched For Your Business Online And I Didn’t Find You!”

 

 

It is estimated that over 80% of businesses are not listed locally. That’s a staggering percentage considering all of the talk about the importance of being searchable.

 

 

 

Many people believe that if they see their business on the internet, they are already listed. That is not true. If you or somebody else did not claim your business, anybody could do so. Do you want your competitor filling out this information? Probably not. But it may not be malicious; maybe an incorrect address or phone number was entered. If you haven’t claimed the business it will be much more difficult to correct. So how do you know if you are listed on the big search sites? Try Getlisted.org!

 

 

There is a wealth of easy to get information about your business here. For starters, you will be able to see if you are listed on 6 search sites. If you would like to claim your listing on a site that you are not listed, you can! With the click of the mouse you can go directly to that site to be listed. Just follow the simple instructions. Pretty cool how it’s all right there.

 

 

Here is an example of a local company that I picked at random in the Placerville area.

 

 

Hey Day Café is located on Main Street in Placerville. I’ve never been there but I was curious and did a search. A Google search shows me the basic information, 9 reviews, and a spot on the map. The business has not been claimed by the owners. The picture above confirms what I found.

 

 

So how does your business look? Try Getlisted.org for yourself.

 

The importance of being found locally starts with being listed on the local search engines. Take a few minutes to get started, once you are listed you can always add to it later.

 

Here are my results for Tromler Construction.

 

Good Luck!

 

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Craig Rutman
Helping people in transition - Cary, NC
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Brilliant post Tom. I'd love to know how many of our colleagues here in the Rain drew blanks when they entered their company name into the GetListed web site search. Thankfully I came up on all but one of them!

Sep 21, 2011 07:57 AM #62
Rainmaker
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Jim McCormack
Nashville Short Sale Specialist - Jim McCormack - Edge Advantage Realty, LLC - 615-784-EDGE (3343) - Murfreesboro, TN
Nashville Short Sale REALTOR - Stop Foreclosure

Good advice.

Sep 21, 2011 08:12 AM #63
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Amber Cook

Thanks for the recommendation! We are listed on Google places but are still working on listing on Bing and few of the others. :)

Sep 21, 2011 08:15 AM #64
Rainmaker
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Sally Dunbar
Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks CA (Sacramento Area) - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks Realtor - Fair Oaks Homes for Sale

Tom - Helpful post.  I have had trouble with google places.  I claimed my company address, but there are dozens of us here at the same address.  google can't deal with that.  so now, if you find me on google, it has my mane and profile, someone elses's photo, and someone else's email.  It's a mess.  So I've shied away from any more signing up.  I did try a few of your here, and have bookmarked til I have time to pull it off.  Thanks for the info.

Sep 21, 2011 10:02 AM #65
Rainmaker
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Holly Weatherwax
Associate Broker, Momentum Realty - Reston, VA
A Great Real Estate Experience

GREAT POST! I just spent some time updating myself and my company on-line based on the results of this search. Thanks for the link!

Sep 21, 2011 11:49 AM #66
Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Tom - Thanks for this, I think. I've just spent the last hour trying to follow instructions to do what you said. I think I got ONE set up.

The Bing thing still doesn't work, because they said I needed to verify my email address after I already had. Could just be slow??

When you have a Wild Blue connection, going from page to page to get this done sure does eat up the time. But I'm going to take your word for it and believe that it is worth it, even though mine is not a "local business."

Now I'm going to bookmark your post and come back later to work some more...

Sep 21, 2011 12:47 PM #67
Rainmaker
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DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas
This is great, Tom. I'll have to check out my listing! By the way, congrats on the feature!!!
Sep 21, 2011 01:12 PM #68
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Terry - This is why it is important to check these things. Try requesting a change of information.

Valerie - No rest for us!

Sandy Thanks!

Lyn - It is pretty easy.

Deborah - Maybe we can get feedback from the others here who are in the same situation. I'm not sure.

Derrick Team - There are a bunch, this catches some of the biggest.

Gene - At least you know where to go to get listed.

Joel - sorry to hear that, I didn't get any calls. Haven't heard from any one else in your situation.

Sep 21, 2011 01:48 PM #69
Rainmaker
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Bill Reddington
Re/max By The Sea - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Checked it. Was listed about half the time. Will follow-up. Thanks!

Sep 21, 2011 01:55 PM #70
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

I've wondered that too. We just assume that we are listed in a lot of places. It can be eye-opening Craig.

Thanks Jim

Keep at it Amber

Google can mix things up at times can't they! Hope you can still salvage some value from the post though Sally.

Perfect, I like this kind of comments Holly.

I hope your persistence pays off Marte.

Thank you DeeDee

Sep 21, 2011 01:56 PM #71
Rainmaker
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Wow, the more I learn about online marketing the more I realize how little I know and I just get overwhelmed!  Thanks for the info, I did some of it....that's enough for now. - Kasey

Sep 21, 2011 06:14 PM #72
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

It can be overwhelming at times Kasey. Keep working at it and things get easier.

Sep 22, 2011 01:31 AM #73
Rainmaker
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Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

Tom....I am happy to say that I at least have a score....and it will go up as I have 2 sites that I did the leg work and it is under review!!!!    Thanks again for this valuable information!!!   I agree with Kasey...the more I learn the more I know I don't know and need to learn!   LOL   Bite sized pieces right????  

Sep 27, 2011 07:03 AM #74
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Atta girl Deborah! We are all learning that we don't know. Too funny. But seriously, action is the answer!

Sep 27, 2011 07:02 PM #75
Rainmaker
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Great Information Tom! Thanks for sharing! I'm not listed!

Oct 07, 2011 02:56 AM #76
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Thanks Carla, at least we know that we can change that!

Oct 07, 2011 03:21 AM #77
Rainer
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Catherine Marrone
Integrity Residential Brokerage LLC - West Newbury, MA
West Newbury MA real estate, Essex County

Thanks for the tip - great time saver!

Oct 11, 2011 10:18 AM #78
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

I know it saved me a lot of time Catherine. Thanks for stopping bye.

Oct 11, 2011 05:56 PM #79
Rainer
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Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
Specializing in Carroll Co., MD

Tom ~ Great information, thanks for re-posting it, I missed it the first time.

Nov 28, 2011 04:52 AM #80
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Glad to help. I learned a lot from visiting this site, it led to me making some changes that I didn't realize were important Diane.

Nov 28, 2011 01:38 PM #81
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