How To Use Free Directory Sites To Market Small and Local Business – Live Marketing Challenge Post 4

In this video, I’m going to show you guys
how you can effectively market your local or small business using free directory sites.
This video will actually be the fourth post of the Live Local Overtake Challenge and we’re
going to be going over directory sites, which ones to use, how to use them, and what you
can be doing to use them in your own business. If you don’t know what a directory site is,
it’s a site similar to Yelp, Super Pages or Yellow Pages, and there are three reasons
as to why these are so important for your small or local business. One, because they’re
free, and any free marketing or advertising you can get as a small business owner is awesome.
Two, because these are powerful websites which means when you claim your profile on these
sites, you’re actually creating a very powerful profile that can get ranked in Google. And
three, because people actually use them to find businesses in their area. An example of this is Yelp. People use their
phone or their computer to look for businesses in their area all through Yelp. So if you
can sign up for free to these sites, you’re basically getting free exposure to people
in your area. So which one should you be using? There are four that I recommend for everyone
to use. Number one, Yelp. Number two, Google Local or Google Plus. Number three is Bing
Local, and number four is a Yahoo Local. And yes, Google, Yahoo and Bing Local are
directory sites and they’re the most important ones because they pull up their own search
results right within their search engines. If you do any local search, you’ll most
likely see their search results coming up at the top. And there are other ones that
I recommend using such as Yellow Pages, Manta, City Search, and Super Pages. And those are
just a few of all the directory sites out there. There are literally hundreds, and I recommend
you sign up for as many as you possibly can. And the reason why that is so important is
because the more you sign up for, the more chances you have of coming up in Google’s
search results. Because believe it or not, these sites are so powerful that their own
profiles can appear within Google search results. And here’s a cool tip for you. There is actually
a way that you can determine which directory sites are the most important for you. Here’s
what I want you to do. Go to Google and do a search for your keywords. Once those results
come up, go through those results and see which directory sites come up. And I’m not
talking about profiles on those directory sites. I’m talking about the actual results
that come up with directory sites pages. This means you go through the results and
you look to see if any directory sites come up showing their own list of businesses in
your area. If you find one, click on it and see if your business comes up on their page.
If it doesn’t, then you need to sign up for that directory site because they are already
on the first page of Google, and if you can get ranked within their site, then you’re
basically taking up a free spot on the first page of Google. How awesome is that? Yes. So now you’re probably wondering well how
do I rank higher within these directory sites, and then how do I get my profile ranked in
Google. Well you’re in luck because I’m about to tell you. The best and easiest way to get
ranked within those directory sites and get ranked in Google with your directory sites
is to completely fill out your profile. This means that if they give you 10 available
spots to upload images, upload 10 images. If they give you a spot for a description,
a title, keywords, fill out a title, description and keywords. If they give you a spot for
a video, put in a video. Completely 100% fill out every single option they give you on your
profile. Now the second thing you can do is get more reviews and more good reviews. The better the average score you have and
the more reviews you have, the more likely you’re going to appear higher within that
directory site and within Google’s website. And the third method is one that needs to
be done carefully which is why we’re going to go over this in a future video. If you
want access to that video when it comes out, go ahead and subscribe to my channel. But
I’ll give you a little sneak peek. It’s building back links to your directory site profiles. And it needs to be done correctly and done
in a certain way to ensure your profile gets right and not dropped back. Now like I said,
this is actually post four of the Live Marketing Challenge where I’m taking a local based business
and marketing it online and showing you guys exactly how to do it. So if you want to see
how we’ve been doing this for the business I’m working with, all you need to do is click
the link right below this video and I will show you what we have done, why we’ve done
it, and how we’re using these techniques in the business that I’m working with. So go ahead guys. Click that link below to
get instant access and see how we’re using this in a local based business right now.
And like always, you can follow us at and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel
to get all of my future videos. Take care guys. This is Brandon from
signing out.

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18 thoughts on “How To Use Free Directory Sites To Market Small and Local Business – Live Marketing Challenge Post 4

  1. We have a lawyer client that literally took up EVERY spot on page 1 (minus the map listings, of course… but she did have 2 of those, oddly). That was her website at the top, 3 videos, 2 map spots and some directories.

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  6. I absolute agree. We used local directory listing and our website ranked on the top page of google.

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