Will my business profiles be claimed in Google, Bing and Yahoo?
Yes. When we create your enhanced business profiles on the search engines, we work with you to verify them. Our team creates your enhanced profile and adds a complete description, hours of operation, address, phone number, and map coordinates. We also upload five photos and a video, making your business profile more prominent on local searches.
Verification can only happen using your listed business phone line or address. Once our team completes the business profile, we send you the link to your profile along with easy instructions for you to complete the process. You either enter the five-digit code sent to your business directly such as Google does, or a link will be provided to you and the automated attendant will immediately call your business with a five-digit code. Once the code is entered your business profile is verified and you may update it at any time. By verifying your business profile you are also securing your listing from any malicious activity.
What is your Top of Search Guarantee?
You need your business to be ranked on the first page of the search results on the most important search portals, Google, Yahoo, and Bing. Our Top of Search Guarantee* is that your business will be found on the first page of at least one of these sites within the first 90 days, for at least one of five local keyword search terms. Depending on the competitive environment of your area, finding your business on the first page for all search terms on all search portals may take longer. We work consistently on local search optimization each month to help your business rise to the top. Our team has been working with search engine optimization since 1998, and have adapted that knowledge to local search optimization; we know what it takes for you to come up with your competition.
* If your business is not found on page one, with at least one local search term on either Google, Yahoo, or Bing, you don’t pay until you are.
How do search portals decide which business comes up on top?
- Enhanced profiles with a full description, photos and video
- Accurate and consistent business profiles
- The quantity of search portals your business is listed on
- A growing presence with new profiles being added on a regular basis
- Quantity of reviews of your business on search portals
We not only get your business profile listed, we maintain that listing and work constantly to boost your local search ranking. We like to see our customers come up on top! We work each month using local search optimization techniques to get you the results you deserve.
Do you provide any reports?
Yes, upon completion of the business profile submission process we send you a comprehensive completion report which shows you exactly where we have expanded your Internet presence. We will also send you a monthly visibility and optimization report detailing our efforts to increase your business profile’s ranking.
Do I need a website?
No, you do not need a website to have your business listed on search portals. However, we encourage that all of our clients have at least a simple informational web page as it will give your business more opportunities to reach your potential customers.
Will I receive the login/account information for my business profiles in each directory?
Yes. Once we complete the submission process, we provide you with the usernames and passwords used to create your business profiles. Keep in mind, however, that not all directories require us to set up an account to get listed.
I already have owner-verified listings on some sites. Will my submission to Local SEO Launch overwrite this or create a duplicate?
If there are any search portals or social media sites that you would like for us not to contact, you need to let us know before we begin the submission process. If we find while submitting that your business profile is already claimed, this prevents us from further editing, so changes will need to be made directly with the applicable directory/search engine. Be sure to submit to us the same content that you have submitted directly so that it will be viewed as a match and avoid creating a duplicate business profile. Although we cannot edit/change your claimed profiles, our depth of distribution can offer further credibility to your business.
What kind of reporting do you offer?
Most search portals do not have the capability to advise us when they actually publish your business profile. Again, you should use the general guideline of 1 to 90 days, and this depends largely upon the data refresh rate of each particular directory. We provide you with and keep on record a comprehensive report detailing exactly where we submitted your business profile.
Most search portals allow me to upload my business profile for free. Why should I pay to have you do it?
We have streamlined the process to do this for you in the most cost-effective manner. By submitting your business profile to 330 directory listing sites, over the course of a year saves you more than 130 hours of painstaking, tedious and boring labor. (The average “do it yourself” submission time is estimated at 25 minutes per entry.)Our value is efficiency, time savings, and depth of distribution. We know where you need to be listed, and we know how to get it done painlessly and cost-effectively. We also work each month on local search optimization to keep your listing moving up toward the top of the search results. All submissions are completed manually.
When will my business profile listings appear?
Timelines vary greatly by directory. Some of your listings will be live immediately upon completion of our efforts, while others will take 30 to 90 days, depending on their refresh rate. The sooner we get started, the sooner you will increase your search ranking. Each month we add more business profiles to capture new directories and search engines that launch on the Internet daily.
Will I get spammed by submitting my data?
We do all we can to avoid you being contacted, but greater Internet presence will bring more attention to your business. It’s impossible for us to increase your presence to potential customers without also getting the attention of some companies trying to sell their services to you. We start our process by creating a separate special email account on your behalf. We need this account to complete the listing process as most directories require an immediate email verification. This account will fill up with solicitations from the various directories and their marketing partners offering enhanced listings, etc. As this email is completely separate from your primary business email, we are able to prevent spam to your primary business email address.
What is your guarantee?
If you are not happy with our service, we ask that you communicate with us to give us a chance to make you happy. If we can’t, you will receive a full refund. We believe in what we do and want you to be happy.