Top 20 Listings ALL Businesses Need To Claim

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Let’s get to the point: you’ve decided to manually claim your local listings. In this post you’ll find the top 20 listings that all businesses should claim.

A few important notes before you get started:

  • Set aside 1-3 hours to claim each listing
  • Have tax documents available
  • Be prepared to be near your business phone – many require phone verification
  • Some of these listings cost money
  • There WILL be a hard upsell for many of these. If you manage to avoid the extras, expect to pay around $500/year for your listings. If you take the upsell, it will be significantly more.

Let’s get to it!

Online Listings In Order of Importance

1) Google My Business

Where: business.google.com

Verification method: Phone, text, email, mail

2) Bing Places

Where: www.bing.com/local/

Verification method: It depends. If you’ve claimed your website in Bing Webmasters, verification if often immediate. Otherwise you’ll need to use phone, text, mail, or email.

3) Apple Maps

Where: mapsconnect.apple.com/

Verification method: Phone

4) Infogroup

Where: www.expressupdate.com/search

Verification method: Phone

5) Axicom

Where: mybusinesslistingmanager.myacxiom.com

Verification method: Document upload. Federal tax license letter, sales tax license, DBA license, or fictitious name registration.

6) Factual

Where: Not possible to claim for individual companies. You’ll have to work with an agency or Yext to claim this one.

7) Localeze

Where: neustarlocaleze.biz

Verification method: Phone, and there’s a fee to list. It will cost you $297/year.

8) Dun & Bradstreet

Where: dandb.com

Verification method: Phone, and D&B makes it complex. Set aside a few hours to claim this one.

9) Facebook

Where: facebook.com

Verification method: Online. Claiming a business with Facebook is relatively easy if you are the business owner.

10) Yelp

Where: biz.yelp.com

Verification method: Phone. Be ready for a hard upsell!

11) Yellow Pages

Where: yellowpages.com

Verification method: Phone. Be ready for the upsell with Yellow Pages also. For what it’s worth, we haven’t had a client see ROI when using a paid version of Yellow Pages.

12) FourSquare

Where: business.foursquare.com/claim

Verification method: Phone or email

13) CityGrid (CitySearch)

Where: citysearch.com

Verification method: Phone

14) Yahoo Local

Where: Free through Yext. Save some steps and go here – yext.com/pl/yahoo-claims/free-claim-checkout

Verification method: Phone

15) MapQuest

Where: business.mapquest.com/products/business-listing

Verification method: Online. Note – this one will cost you. Expect to spend $150/yr (paid in advance) for their basic listing.

16) DexKnows

Where: (844)339-6334

Verification method: Phone.  Be prepared for the hard upsell here! Adding a listing to DexKnows will also claim your Superpages listing (see below).

17) Superpages

Where: www.superpages.com

Verification method: Online. Watch out for the hard upsell here, too.

18) EZLocal

Where: dashboard.ezlocal.com/newlisting

Verification method: Online.

19) Manta

Where: manta.com

Verification method: Phone

20) Kudzu

Where: register.kudzu.com

Verification method: Online

Did you get through this list?  Congrats! Did this list scare the heck out of you? It’s okay. Just commit to claiming one a week and slowly chip away at the list – it will be worth it.

We can help

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