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Why Listings Matter
Business listings sites help your business in a couple of ways. Let’s go over them.
Business Listings Help Customers Discover You
Customers who are interested in coming to your business usually need a few pieces of information.
At a minimum that is your name and address, but it can also be contact information like a phone number or an email address.
Chances are customers might even want to see what your business looks like with a photo or video, and probably want to know what other customers think about your business through online reviews.
Luckily, business listings sites give you the opportunity to give all of this information to your customers. More information available to prospective customers means more people willing to pay you a visit.
Top 45 Listings Sites
Chances are that you’ve heard of Google. The search engine giant also happens to be the biggest review site on the Internet.
Learn how you can set up your Google My Business profile.
Facebook currently has more than 2 billion monthly active users, or somewhere around a third of the global population. As you might expect, having a business profile is probably a good idea.
Learn how to set up your Facebook business profile.
Yelp has declined in popularity in the past few years after allegations that the company was engaged in backhanded tactics to get businesses to buy more advertising. Still, the site is one of the biggest names in the review ecosystem.
Click here to claim your Yelp profile.
Foursquare was originally founded as an app where customers could check in to local businesses way back in 2009. Nowadays, Foursquare is still going strong. The app has more than 50 million active users.
Click here to claim your Foursquare profile.
- Yellow Pages
The phone book might be dead, but yellowpages.com is still surviving and thriving. The site averages more than 13 million monthly active users every month.
Click here to claim your Yellow Pages profile.
- Apple Maps
Apple Maps is the default maps app on the iPhone and is used by customers all over the country. The next time an iPhone user is searching for a local business, make sure you’re there to capitalize.
Click here to claim your Apple Maps profile.
Manta is a site with products and educational services for small businesses. The site also has more than 5 million business listings.
Find your Manta listing here.
- Bing Local
While Google might be the biggest search engine by far, Bing still gets more than 450 million searches per day. Make sure that customers using Bing can find your business.
You can see Birdeye reviews ranking high in search and even see it in the Google local knowledge panel on the right side of the screen.
Click here to find and claim your Birdeye profile.
Here are 35 other sites, along with the links where you can claim or learn how to claim your business profile. Some of these sites are for all industries, while some only serve certain businesses.
Better Business Bureau is a private nonprofit that gives grades to businesses across all industries.
LinkedIn is a professional social networking site that also contains company pages.
TripAdvisor is a travel review site that helps customers discover travel-based businesses like cruises, tours, attractions, and restaurants.
Citysearch is a general review site for local businesses.
- Yahoo Local
Yahoo Local is Yahoo’s business listing service. To get a listing on Yahoo Local, you’ll need to use a trusted listings provider like Birdeye.
MapQuest is an online web mapping service like Google Maps that also has listings for local businesses.
Superpages is a business directory that has listings for businesses of all industries.
Yellowbook is a local listing site that contains listings for businesses of all industries.
Hot Frog is a local business directory containing listings for businesses of all industries.
Merchant Circle is a social networking site for local business owners that also contains listings for businesses of all industries.
Yellow Pages Goes Green is a local listing site that contains listings for businesses of all industries.
EZlocal is a local listing site that contains listings for businesses of all industries.
eLocal describes itself is a listing site that specializes in Home Services, Legal, Medical, Financial, and Insurance.
Just like Google Maps, Uber’s map service contains listings for local businesses.
Avvo is an online review site for legal services.
Martindale-Hubbell and Lawyers.com are owned by the same parent company and both have reviews for lawyers.
Justia is a legal retrieval site that contains listings for law firms.
Zillow is a real estate marketplace that contains listings for real estate businesses.
Realtor.com is a real estate listing website that contains listings for real estate businesses.
Healthgrades is a listing site for physicians, hospitals, and health care providers.
ZocDoc allows patients to book appointments for medical practices online.
Vitals lists all actively practicing physicians. Search for your name in the directory and claim your profile.
Cars.com is an online marketplace that lists car dealerships and auto body shops.
Carwise allows customers to get repair estimates from local auto body shops.
CarGurus allows consumers to buy and sell cars and find local dealerships.
DealerRater allows consumers to read reviews and do research on local car dealerships.
Thumbtack is a site that allows customers to find local professional services like lawyers, real estate agents, and contractors.
Homestars is a local listing site focused on businesses in the home services industry.
Houzz is a local listing site focused on businesses in the home services industry.
Booking.com is a travel site that allows consumers to book reservations for hotels.
The Expedia Group owns multiple websites such as expedia.com and hotels.com and provides listings for businesses in the travel industry.
Airbnb allows guests to book listings all across the world.
OpenTable allows customers to make reservations and leave reviews for local restaurants.
Zomato provides information on local restaurants like menus and reviews.
Let’s take a second to talk about how you can make the most of your claimed listings.
How to Get the Most Out of Business Listing Sites
Once you’ve claimed your business listings, the work isn’t over. Let’s talk about how you can get more customers from your business listings.
Maintain Your Business Information
Accurate business listings help you rank higher in Google local search and help customers discover your business. That makes it important that you keep your listings accurate over time, no matter what changes your business goes through.
A listings management service like Birdeye can help you maintain your listings through any changes. With Birdeye, all you have to do is type in your listing information and then you’ll