There are many factors that go into moving your business website up in the local search results. One vital strategy to move up in online rankings is having your business listing claimed accurately in the search engines, social media, and referral sites such as Yellow Pages or TripAdvisor.
Below are a few steps that can be taken for verifying your online presence:
Enter Complete Information. Correct data will help match online searches appropriately. Accurate information will bring you the right customers that are within your proximity.
Location Verification and Updated Business Hours. Customers that search for your products and services will be more confident in your business if they see that the location is verified with constantly updated business hours.
Customer Reviews. Managing and responding to reviews from your customers help Google recognize the validity of your business to the online community.
Add Photos of Location and Products. When you go to a restaurant, you are more likely to order that meal from the menu with the photo because you see what it looks like. Similarly, photos of the location will help your customers choose your business over the others. This is especially helpful if your business is in a location unfamiliar to a potential customer.
One last reminder: Be consistent! Consistency with your business information in other websites will help you significantly whether is it for Google, Yelp, Bing, Facebook, or TripAdvisor. An updated business listings in online directories will also diversify your website traffic.
When you sign up for an SEO plan with Revive Media Services, updating business information in directories is one of the first tasks completed.