Listing Builder Increases Your Online Exposure = Increased Leads

With the use of online search growing at a rapid pace, it’s more important than ever to ensure your business listings are present, accurate, and protected from unwanted changes. One way local businesses get found is through online directories. In fact, eight out of ten people who search local business information on a mobile device end up making a visit, a call or a sale! How’s that for opportunity? But, if you’re only listed in a few places, you’re missing out on valuable visibility.

73% of consumers say they lost trust in a business after finding inconsistent data online.[i]

You’ve spent too much effort building your digital brand to neglect your presence in online directories. Having a consistent listing in a variety of directories creates consumer trust, improves visibility AND leads to improved search engine rankings. Now that’s the kind of exposure you want!

How specifically does Listing Builder help businesses?

  • Visibility in all three major search engines.
  • Consistent inclusion in top local pages and directories
  • Quality backlinks to your website
  • Exposure to top data aggregators
Listing Builder makes sure your business name, address and phone number are listed in the most important high-traffic directories. We also have access to several industry-specific directories such as legal, medical, financial services, restaurants, health and wellness, travel and more.

IWDS manages your presence so you don’t have to!

The Listing Builder service includes:
  • Baseline reporting
  • Listings in the top data aggregators
  • Monthly updating
  • Major search engine submissions
  • Local presence management
  • Directory updates
  • Directory submissions to the top online directories
  • Listing management

Find out what Listing Builder can do for your business! Fill out the form below to receive your complimentary snapshot report.

Although 80% of consumers search on Google first, it’s important to be listed in other smaller directories because that’s what Google looks for when ranking you in their directories. You want to show them you are the authority on your product or service by creating as many quality backlinks as possible.
An incoming hyperlink from one web page to another website. (ie: directory)

Here’s the official description from Wikipedia:

When it comes to compiling location information on local businesses, there are several major data aggregators that collect information such as the business name, address, phone number, website, description and hours of operation. They then validate this information using various validation methods. Once the business information has been verified to be accurate, the data aggregators make it available to publishers like Google and Yelp.

When Yelp, for example, goes to update their Yelp listings, they will pull data from these local data aggregators. Publishers take local business data from different sources and compare it to what they currently have in their database. They then update their database it with what information they deem accurate.

A baseline report includes both a visibility score, which displays the average score for your initial local page (determined by your average visibility and optimization in Google+ Local, Yahoo Local and Bing Places) and a directory score (derived by dividing the number of directories in which you were found by the number checked.) These scores serve as the starting point with which to monitor your results.

You will typically see positive results within 30 days.

There is an investment of time to set up the account within our system and gather all the correct information and necessary account log-in details in order to populate the directories accurately.