Get On the Map! 5 Free Local Listings Submissions

I was recently working with a start-up that desperately needed some help getting the word out for their products and they weren’t’ showing up anywhere. Additionally, their business required that customers find them on a map. Being a start-up they didn’t have the funds to invest in some of those “premium service” offers to bulk submit and manage updates to your listings for a monthly fee.

Luckily, I’ve gone through the manual process a couple times and offered to help. In less than 2 hours, I was able to submit their business, location, and contact information at no cost to them.

A month later, their company listing showed up across the web and key maps.

Below are the local listing submission services I used. The great news is that these services leverage each other to make sure they each have the latest companies populated in their databases. Some of them are redundant submissions but I figured for the amount of work, might as well do them all.

And if the company ever needs an update then simply follow the same steps.

1) Google Business Listings

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Sign up with your business information.

Mark where you’re located on the map.

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Verify the business by phone or mail.

2) Yelp for Business Owners

Create a social / local listing on Yelp.

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3) Neustar / Localeze

This submission powers other location services like Bing, Yahoo, and YP

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4) Yellow Pages

Search for your business, click “Claim” or “Suggest a Business”

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Enter your business information.

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5) Express

Gets your listing on Google, Bing, and many more sites across the web.

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