Fully managed manual claiming of any one site, such as Google My Business, Yelp, and more.
Over 85% of consumers search online before setting foot in a store. On top of that, 81% say their #1 source of local business information is a search engine or online business directory. The problem? Claiming your business on a specific site can be time-consuming and challenging. Some sites require a phone call, while others send a physical postcard to your address with a unique PIN that verifies your location.
With this hands-on service, we can help you establish accurate information on numerous listing sites to optimize your chances of getting found online. Marketing Services will manually claim any one listing for the local business, and will update all of your essential information, such as your address and phone number, to ensure it’s 100% accurate. Listing Claim includes Google My Business, Yelp, and Bing Places for Business, as well as industry-specific sites like TripAdvisor and Doctors.com.
Note: this service requires access to a Gmail account that is associated with your business: username, password, and any recovery information.
- Get found on any one site of your choice: Google My Business, Yelp, Bing, and more.
- Enjoy a hands-on experience that includes a personalized and professional onboarding call to verify your business’s information.
- Enjoy quick turnaround time with an expected timeline of less than 90 days.
- Optimize your brand on each site for local search; during the onboarding call, the strategist may ask for additional information or media in order to provide a foundation for your digital marketing efforts.
- Increase foot traffic at your business, and prevent a poor reputation from sending your customers to the wrong address, phone number, or website.
How long will the claiming call take?
The initial call should take less than 20 minutes. Follow up calls may be required, depending on whether the listings have been previously claimed.
Do I have to be at the business to claim my listings?
Yes, the claiming process requires us to send a phone call to the primary business line.
Can I use a cell phone to claim my listings?
No, the claiming call must go to the primary business line.
Can I use a different address to claim my listings?
No, the claiming process requires us to send a physical postcard to your business address that is shown on the listing.
I have multiple businesses. Can I complete all of their claiming calls at the same time?
The claiming process requires us to send a phone call to the primary phone line of each business, so we ask that you are physically at each business for its designated claiming time.
When will my listings be correct?
The process of claiming and correcting your listings can take up to 90 days.
Can I have a different call tracking number on each listing?
You can, but it will have a negative impact on your SEO. Search engines and data providers seek consistency, so providing conflicting data will create confusion around your listing.
What can I do to make correcting my listings easier?
Providing consistent information is the best way to improve your SEO and make the correction of your listings easier. The biggest barriers to correcting your listings are having conflicting information on your website or providing information that disagrees with your local postal service.
We have claimed Google and Yelp – now what?
Once these two are claimed, our team will update your business name, address, phone number, hours of operation, and website. You may choose to add further information like business details, history, or photos.
What is a Google My Business account?
Google My Business is the dashboard that houses your business information within Google. From here you can input information that reflects on Google Maps, respond to reviews from clients, and publish updates to your Google+ page.
What are the restrictions concerning Yelp multi-location claiming?
If you have more than 10 locations, we are unable to offer multi-location claiming due to restrictions set in place by Yelp.