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Local Directory Registration

Local Business Directory Registration And Online Reputation Management

On-line directories as a whole have replaced the big yellow books from a few years ago. They are one of the primary means people use to locate businesses, but there are a lot of them out there. Some of the more popular sites are: Google Places (Google+ and Google local pages), Yellowpages.com, Yelp, Superpages, Thumbtack, Angie’s List, Merchant Circle, Manta, Foursquare, Local.com, CitySearch and countless others, including industry-specific directories such as lawyers.com and homeadvisor.com. 

You may be surprised to learn that your business is probably already listed on many of these sites without your knowledge but with incomplete or inaccurate information. For example, if someone wanted to leave a review about your business, they may have put it on one of these sites and provided the bare minimum information about the business itself. The importance of making sure the right information is on these sites, and that the reviews and reputation are monitored, cannot be stressed too much.

CAN I DO THIS MYSELF?

Technically, yes. Most people can fill in the information on these sites with little or no help. Initially, directory registration may seem like the perfect do-it-yourself project for an entrepreneur. Nevertheless, many business owners soon realize that it takes much more time than they realized to build and maintain quality profiles because that quality depends on taking and posting photographs, videos, frequently updating information and responding to reviews, both positive and negative. With hundreds of directories out there, such maintenance can be overwhelming.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THIS SERVICE?

Webstuffguy.com has years of experience in building directory profiles and helping them rank high in directory searches. We include registration on all these websites, plus monthly reports on all the new profiles. In your profile, we input all of your company contact information along with your logo and media such as pictures and videos where possible.

Online Reputation Management
If you have not taken the time to frequently check your listings on directories and review sites, you may be surprised to find that you already have an online reputation. (For a free report on review sites that already have ratings for your company, contact us along with all your company information here.) More reviews can pop-up anytime on any number of websites, so monitoring an online reputation requires significant time and effort.
Build Your Reputation or Recover It
Webstuffguy.com can help you build a strong, positive on-line reputation or recover it if there is bad information out there. Our reputation experts will monitor the Internet weekly to see what people are writing about your business and notify you anytime a negative review is posted. We can also walk you through the best methods of handling those situations. Additionally, if you want to build up positive reviews, we can provide you with ways to help your clients write great reviews in just a couple minutes, making it fast and easy.

Of course, it is unreasonable to expect that every person will have a perfect experience, but it seems unfair that one negative review can turn away dozens of potential customers. There are productive and effective ways to handle negative reviews. Contact webstuffguy.com and we’ll walk you through the process of managing reviews and building or recovering an online reputation. Contact us today below!