Updated for accuracy December 16, 2017.
Local SEO is one of the most important areas to address in your digital marketing. Having few or no directory listings makes your business much harder to find in search, and worse, if you don’t make the effort to claim and verify your listings, you have no guarantee that the information they contain is even accurate.
It’s generally pretty straight-forward when it comes to claiming major listings, like Google, Bing, Yelp, etc. But Yahoo is a little more complicated, and unfortunately, they’re one of the Big Three, so you really shouldn’t skip it.
If you’ve tried in the last few years to claim or create a Yahoo directory listing for your business, you may very well have thrown your computer out a window in frustration. (What? I admit nothing; I’m just saying—no judgment.)
The process has become a bit muddled for many reasons, and it’s not immediately clear that you can, in fact, have a listing without paying for it. And that’s what I’m going to walk you through today. Ready?
Well, I was right. November was also exhausting. But good news! We have now reached the final month of 2017! We’re in the home stretch!
This month, I’ve selected 25 articles for you on topics ranging from social media, branding, and pay-per-click advertising to competitor research, writing tips, SEO, and eCommerce.
You’ll also find a link to Google’s new Small Thanks program, specially designed to promote local businesses by pulling information and reviews directly from your Google listing and creating print-ready files for you.
Catherine has a degree in English literature and a passion for all things marketing. As Digital Specialist, her focus is on web design, search engine optimization, social media, online presence management, and project coordination.