We’ve talked a lot about the importance of managing your online listings here on the Linkmedia 360 blog. No matter what industry you’re in, making sure that your business locations’ listings are accurate and up-to-date is vital so your customers can find you in the search results. If outdated information appears, such as an incorrect phone number or hours of operation, a consumer could go directly to one of your competitors instead, causing you to lose on the business.
So, now that you’ve recognized the need to manage your local online listings, you’re ready to implement a program. How do you get started? Well, after you’ve contacted Linkmedia 360, we’ll be able get a program together for you based on your current needs. What works for one client might not work as well for another, so we’ll do a little fact finding first and foremost to make sure we pick the program best suited for you.
The types of questions you’ll need an answer to are the following:
Based on your answers to those questions, there are two different solutions we can offer. One is a more robust program that includes a dashboard with a personal login so you can view your results, as well as click on direct links to the listings on the various websites. The second solution is more basic, with less reporting and “hands-on” results.
However, both programs do syndicate to all the major data aggregators, including Axciom, Neustar, Factual and Infogroup. The length of time to see results and improvements is also the same, due to the way these aggregators pick up and syndicate the submitted information across the internet. Some pick them up monthly, while others pick up the information less often. You should start seeing improvement in your listings within 4-12 weeks regardless of which program you choose.
Once the correct platform is chosen for your needs, we’ll be ready to kick off your program. Here are the basic steps taken and what we’ll need from you:
Make sure your customers are finding correct information in the search engine results! Contact Linkmedia 360 today for an initial assessment and get started with the best online listings management program for your needs.