Have you tried to search for your business name in Google? It’s best to put your business name in quotes when searching, to help weed out other variations.
How many results did google show? Was it at least 1000? If you are under 1000, you are invisible.
How about your contact info? It’s vital to have your business name, address, phone on other Directory sites. And it needs to be exactly like what you have on your website. For example, if you have STE for the word Suite on your website, all other sites and directories should also have STE.
For the next test. How many listings can you find with your business name and phone number?
Simply search for the last 7 digits of your phone number, as it appears on your website. And include your business name. Did Google find at least 500 results?
Here is an example. As I write this I have a friend who does an amazing job with countertops. If I search for “elegant finishes” 326-6004
Google is only finding 33 results. His business is invisible.
So what can you do to get your info “out there”, so potential Customers can find you?
1) Create a free Business Listing in Google Places. Click on GET STARTED under
2) Easily get 100+ websites and directories at Univeral Business Listing.
You can see a current list where UBL will distribute your info at https://www.ubl.org/Distribution_List.aspx
Click on PACKAGES to purchase the plan you want. UBL charges you annually. Considering how much time it takes to get updated on 100 individual sites, the price for UBL is well worth it. Its a huge time saver. Enter your info once and UBL will add it to all the sites.
3) Here are some addtional websites to look at. Some of these may work for your business. If so, you can create an account or profile to list your Business.
4) Lastly, look up your competition the same way. What other websites are they using, that you have’t used yet for your Business. Many occupations have special or niche directories that you can use. You can find them easier by looking at your competitors to see where they are listed.
Don’t think you are done when Google shows you reached 500. The steps above are to help get you started. This is just the begining for promoting your business and website. You want to continuously be on the lookout for other places to list your business.