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How To Enhance Your Business Listing & Rank Higher and More Often

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Enhance Your Business Listing - Rank Higher and More Often

Having your Local Business Listed on the web is important for its future survival.  Claiming your listing will help give you more control over how the search engines index you and will also help prevent spammers from hijacking it.  There's also a good chance it could improve your search engine rankings and deliver your Company increased traffic. has some tools and information to help you get your Business noticed on the WEB and by the searching consumer.  GetListed checks the most popular and commonly used search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN Bing, and Best of the Web, to see how your Business rates and ranks in a variety of ways. 

Get a listing score or percentage based on your Business listing or Company name. Your "listing score" is a number that ranges from 0-100 that approximates how effectively your business is taking advantage of free listings at the major search engines.  Claim your Business Listing on the major search engines, it's the easiest and yet most over-looked detail by many Local Businesses today. 


In the process of consulting a client on how to get more exposure for their Company and Local Business on the Web, this is what we discovered.  You can see below why I am sharing this with you today, and why it is so important.  No matter how large or small your Company, you need to be registered and "LISTED" with these search engines. 

It's FREE, and your efforts could make a huge difference for your Local Business.

DO YOU WORK HARD GROWING AND PROMOTING YOUR BUSINESS? has Local Marketing Advice, Advanced tips, and News for marketing your business.

  • Why Local Search Is So Important
    Over 10 billion unique searches are performed each month, and that's just in the United States! See why listing your business online is so important. 
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  • Why Citations Are Important to Your Local Business Listings
    Citations are defined as "mentions" of your business name and address on other webpages, even if there is no link to your website. Find out why they matter in Local SearchLearn More »

  • Managing & Improving Your Business's Reputation Online
    In this article, they recap the advice of a number of prominent Local Search Experts about the importance of paying attention to, and even encouraging, customer reviews of your business online.  Learn More »

There are many other search engines on the web, not quite as popular, but here's a quick list if you're interested.

Understanding the importance of "why you are doing the things you're doing" in today's "Staying In Business" model, should help to motivate you in getting these certain tasks done.  I find it very beneficial when others that have learned by "Trial & Error" take the time to share their experiences.  We can all learn from each others mistakes, I trust that will be the case here today.

(Imagine the potential of sharing this info with other local businesses you wish to connect or build a relationship with)

Do your Local Business a favor, take the next 10 seconds to run your Company name and Zip Code.  Then take 10-15 minutes and List your Local Business in each of the Top Search engines, this will help to "Enhance Your Business Listing & Rank Higher and More Often."

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Comment balloon 5 commentsCheryl Ritchie • January 27 2010 08:14PM


Cheryl ~ Great re-blog of the "God" Brad. I haven't looked at Thanks for the info.

Posted by Monique Combs, Royal Shell Real Estate - Monique Combs (Royal Shell Real Estate ) almost 10 years ago

Hi Cheryl, Thank you for reblogging this, otherwise I'd not have found this important advice. Take care.

Posted by Frank Kliewer almost 10 years ago

Hello Cheryl,

Thank you for the reblog!  I am so glad that I came across your post.  Terrific information & advice!



Posted by Rita Minion (O'Brien Realty) almost 10 years ago

Hi Cheryl...Thanks for the Re-Blog, I'll bookmark Brad's Post...Thanks !

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Hi Cheryl,

Thank you for re-blogging Brad's post!  Lots of great information and tips.  I appreciate it!  Have a great week!



Posted by Chris Minion (O'Brien Realty) almost 10 years ago