With over 19 years of hands on experience ranking websites across the world, I know what it takes for Google to notice you, regardless of how long you have been around.
There are foundational elements that are critical to getting on Google’s radar, and once applied, it’s only a matter of time before you rank on Google!
When broken down into separate parts, The #1 Thing You Need To Quickly Rank On Google is Citations! Another word for Citations is Listings or Business Listings. Consistent and accurate Citations / Business Listings that specifically list your Business Name, Address and Phone Number in the exact same format. Consistency and accuracy is the key here, even having just one character different will not give you the results you want.
Listings are the #1 most important foundational element to get your site to rank when your clients are searching for you!
We estimate that it can take you hundreds of hours every year to manually create, manage and fix your business listings across all the relevant directories. Now with our Listing Sync software, you can have all of this done for you at the click of a button!
Establish accurate business listings and appear in more places across the web. Packed with tools that will help you grow your online presence, Listing Builder is the starting point for a business’s comprehensive listing solution.
Why do you need accurate listings?
Consumers depend on accurate listings when searching for local businesses online. Incorrect business listings lead to lost sales opportunities, frustrated consumers, and lower search rankings.
73% of consumers lose trust in a brand when an online listing shows incorrect information.
Therefore, accurate listings are considered to be an essential component of your marketing efforts.
4/5 consumers use search engines to find local information.
Like business address, hours, directions and more.
Let’s talk about how your business information should be listed online—100% accurately! Customers trust Google and many more to give them the correct information they need to find the business they’re looking for, and when the information is incorrect, customers lose major trust in the brand. Not only can inaccurate business listings and inconsistent NAP data diminish your brand, but did you know it can also affect search engine optimization (SEO)? Yep, you read that right! Listings with false location information are the #1 negative local ranking factor when it comes to SEO. So, not only can false listing data make it hard for customers to find you physically, but online, too.
As you can very well see, being present and being accurate where it matters most in online listings is crucial to survival in today’s dog-eat-dog digital world.
A place to create, update, and check on business listings and to show proof-of-performance
Create and edit listings, such as adding business hours or photos
Updates will be distributed across synced sources
Check on any submission inconsistencies
Listing Builder is a freemium product that allows you to kick-start you online presence.
Listing Sync: Sync to popular listing sources (Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Quickly establish accurate business information on Google My Business, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for no additional charge. Own your business listings and keep your customers up-to-date.
My Listing: A business listing that is optimized for local searches
Access to Google Insights. Google Insights in Listing Builder gives you a valuable glimpse of your customer activity, including how customers find your listing and what customers do with the listing.
“As a Realtor, I spend a fair amount of time and money to find new prospects and clients… I invested in a new website a while back, which I think is a really awesome design, but I haven’t gotten any leads (well at least not many) from it. When the team at The Best Media reached out to me and provided me with a free report, I learned that there were a bunch of different websites that either had the wrong address or info about my old brokerage. Its really frustrating to think about how much traffic and leads I may have lost.The guys at The Best Media gave me a tool to see all the places I needed to update and since then my website is getting more traction.”
Jean-Pierre B. From Toronto
“Rob, Shawn and Martyn at The Best Media have been really helpful in explaining how customers choose to do business with someone online. I didn’t know that wrong information or missing information actually affected whether google will show my business or not in a search. Using their listing tool, I added my address and hours of operation and it updated that across a bunch of websites. I seem to be getting more people calling me now from the google page in Maps.”
Erdy T. From Mississauga