If you aren't positioned correctly You Will Lose! Losing isn't an option!
Have you ever stopped to think of what people think of your business? What are people saying about your business? If you haven’t don’t worry you are probably aren’t the only person.
Your business reputation has a big part in if people decide to do business with you. Either you have NO REPUTATION, A GOOD REPUTATION, or A BAD REPUTATION. Most people don’t want to have the first or last so what do you do?
The easiest thing is to get yourself listed on the popular directories so that people can rate your business. The great thing about getting yourself listed in business directories, besides the fact that you can build your reputation, is that it helps you get found by people and also is very good for search engine optimization.
So now that you see that it is important to be listed in business directories you have to decide what directories are worth getting listed in. Well don’t worry because I have done the hard part for you. I am going to give you a list of the top directories you need to be listed in. The good thing is that most directories are free.
The first directory that you need to list your self in is Google Places. Google places will allow you to have a listing in one of the top directories on the web while letting people be able to find the location of your business. This not only helps you to rank in the search engines, but also helps you to be found as far as your physical store location. It will help you to get more customers and also help people to be able to see that you are a reputable business.
You also want to get listed on Bing’s Local. As well as Bing you need to get listed on Yahoo!’s Business Directory.
One of the other top directories is Yelp. Yelp is one of the most used directories by consumers when looking for places to eat, places to buy things, and when traveling. Many people use it via their mobile phone when making a decision of where to go. You should ensure that you take the time to setup your profile on Yelp.
The next listing you should be concerned with getting listed in is Merchant Circle. Once you have yourself listed then it is all about ensuring you customers know that you are listed and getting the to tell you how they feel about the services and products that you are providing.
This works for two reasons. It helps you to learn how your customers feel about you and to improve your business. The other thing that being listed helps you do is to help build the reputation of your business.
If you need help figuring out what is your business’s reputation or you want helping setting up the profiles on the important sites feel free to contact me. I will gladly help you out.