Q: “What is a Local Search Business Listing?”
A: A local search business listing is an online profile of your business that works as a directory listing on the internet and also links to your website.
Q: “Why is a Local Search Business Listing important to my business?”
A: Customers in your local area are increasingly using Local Directories and Local Search Engines like Google Maps to search online for businesses like yours and if you are not listed then these customers may not be able to find you. Our Local Directory listing will ensure that the Local Directories and Local Search Engines have access to your information so that potential customers will be able to find you.
Q: “When will my website be listed? Will I be notified or should I check daily for the status?”
A: In terms of time frames for your site going live on the search engines and being listed, we submit your site to the search engines within 5 to 7 business days. However, the time each search engine takes to actually list your site varies from 2 weeks to 8 weeks or longer, depending on each search engine’s turnaround time.
Google and Bing are currently reporting a turnaround time of 4 to 6 weeks from the time a site is submitted to the time they list you.
So to summarize, we render service within 5 to 7 business days by submitting your site to the various search engines. Then the timeframe for each search engine to actually list you is subject to each search engine’s turnaround time to review and process our submission and list (index) you.
As far as checking for your website’s listing in each of the search engines, we recommend checking every 2 to 4 weeks for your website’s status in various search engines.
Q: “Can I update my information in case something changes in the future?”
A: Yes, you can update your business listing at anytime from within your control panel as long as you are a current customer; please remember that it may take up to 10 weeks for your listing to update.
Q: “Do I need a business storefront location to use the Local service?”
A: No, if you do not have a storefront and run a business that serves your local area out of your home, then you may use your home address. (Address can be public or private) An address is required to complete the Local Listing. If no address is provided we will process you as a National Listing unitl an address is provided.
Q: “When doing a search on the search engines using common keywords or search terms for my business, I’m unable to find my website under those keywords. Why is that?”
A: Some search terms/keywords are more competitive than others and in some cases, millions of site owners are competing for the same keywords. In these cases, you may not show up in the first couple of pages due to a competitive market.
For all other questions in regards to your website submission status and billing, please submit a Support Ticket.