When customers search online for local products or services, typically local directories like yelp, yellowpages, trip advisor, and more appear in the search results. With our local business listing services, we manually place you in the best directories for your niche and location.
This significantly helps get more traffic to your website, business storefront, and increases your search rankings organically and on Google maps!
Our local business listings packages are designed and crafted to be the best in the business.
Our decisions are data supported, based on crawling 100s of 1000s of top ranking local pages. If it won’t impact rankings head on, we don’t mess touch it.
Business listings that are inconsistent can easily spread on the web through major online directories like a disease which directly impacts search engines that are in control of all local search results. The fact is, 40% of local business listings are littered with errors and 73% of consumers quickly lose trust in brands with incorrect business listings (Search Engine Land).
Would you like to take a guess at where those consumers end up going instead of your business? Well, you are correct – they head straight to your competitors because they are more discoverable.
We have good news for you. It’s a fairly easy fix with our awesome business listings solutions that results in huge benefits for your business.
Stop providing charity leads for your competitors, boost search engine results and gain much more visibility by claiming and correcting all your business listings across the web today.
We build you accurate business listings on the four major data aggregators—Acxiom, Factual, Infogroup, and Neustar Localeze.
We create a mobile-responsive business listing that is optimized for local searches and displays your business professionally across the web.
Google Insights gives you a valuable glimpse of your customer activity, including how customers find your listing and what actions customers take with your local business listing.
When starting a local business listings campaign, the first step is always a full citation audit. This will allow us to see exactly where your business citations are currently, correct citations, incorrect citations and more.
The most critical part of any Local SEO campaign is to ensure consistency, which is why every single campaign we provide begins with a full business listings audit.
Without this crucial first step (that most cheap competitors skip), you’d be throwing money straight down the drain. We will not let that happen.
Every campaign is put through this detailed, time-intensive process. We catalog correct and incorrect citations, circumventing any duplication of efforts.
This process results in a complete report full of details, most importantly, a clear road map on how to repair incorrect citations in the most effective way.
Let Ascendance provide the best citation audit and get your business listings where they need to be so you can enjoy the benefits!
Local directory citations are the bread and butter of local SEO.
With our careful, manual submissions, we ensure your business is in the BEST directories for your niche and market.
This is not simply a standard list of business directories. Every individual campaign is unique and we leverage 3 local citation strategies for determining which business directories to submit to for each particular client.
Strategy 1: Ego directories – The most popular, traffic dense, authority directories.
Strategy 2: Competitor directories – We take your specific keywords and find out what citations are important for your industry as well as your specific SERPs. (search engine results pages)
Strategy 3: Competitor review directories – We scrape competitor review directories to find Google’s most trusted directories.
We claim all the most valuable directories where possible, and provide detailed step-by-step instructions for all others that need to be verified by you (some require a phone call for verification or other methods). We provide a transparent report with all login info.
We’ll execute 2 rounds of manual outreach to build the citations. If there are citations that don’t reply back to our 2 rounds of manual outreach, we will provide you with the email logins we created if you’d like to carry on with the creation process.
We create simplified, whiteboard style video slideshows, that include music, photos and text. These videos are fully optimized, including geo-meta data. Next, we submit your videos to the best video hosting sources, creating high authority, legit links and citations.
Anyone can do "plain-old" local directory submissions, but to make them more effective, we boost them up with geo-tagged photos and videos, along with citations and links from rich media sources.
Here, you provide us with 10 relevant & branded images. We optimize, upload, and optimize again, including geo-meta data. Next, we submit your images to the best image hosting sources, building high authority, legit links and citations.
On top of everything above, we want to round out your citation profile by placing your brand on the most popular social media platforms. We manually create new social media profiles on high authority sites to diversify and provide a boost to your local presence.
This year and the foreseeable future, social media is becoming more and more important. We will make sure you stay ahead of the pack and round out your citation profile by getting you awesome social citations.
In this regard, we craft careful, manual submissions, including all SEO optimized media and content which again produces high authority, legit links and citations.
We submit these to the most powerful & authoritative social media sites.
Before we begin creating any local listing citations, we always check to see what already exists online for your business.
This helps make sure we’re not duplicating any listings that are already correct, and also let’s us know if there are any incorrect or inconsistent business listings online that can hurt your ability to rank!
With the Business Listing audit, we’ll manually scrub the web to find exactly where your business stands and deliver you a beautiful transparent report with:
All NAP Variations: We manually find all the different variations of your current citations profile (if any) and determine what may be hurting your local rankings.
Existing Correct Citations: We’ll also show you where you have business citations that are correct.
Incorrect Citations: We’ll then show where you have incorrect business citations that need to be fixed, if any.
Aggregator Citations: We’ll check all the crucial aggregators and let you know if any of them have incorrect data.
After reviewing 1000’s of Local SEO Campaigns, we’ve the same tings time and time again: The largest factor that holds businesses back from getting amazing results in local SEO is having incorrect or inconsistent citations. This is the #3 negative ranking factor according to David Mihms (SEOMoz) most recent ranking factors survey.
This can happen for numerous reasons:
This often results in big problems and immobilized rankings. Every citation you have is a “vote” for your business to rank higher.
If your votes are going to contrasting NAP combinations, it is not possible to collect the juice needed to rank higher
These must be fixed, and Ascendance is going to do it for you!
Fixing citation issues isn’t an simple ordeal. Each citation source is Unique and as a result, a ton of manual labor is needed to contact each and every citation site to get your information corrected.
Because of this reality, we crafted our Local Citation Clean Up Service, so at the click of a button you can task our team of trained experts to get these done:
We do all of this to ensure your business will have the best opportunity to rank (and ascend your competitors). We will do all the work for you, and give you a transparent (and pretty) report at the end.
If there are citations that don’t respond back after our 2 rounds of manual outreach, we will provide you with each of the email logins that we created in case you want to continue the outreach process to get as many citations cleaned up as possible.