Local Business Listings
Our local business directories service manages your business profiles across Google, Facebook and Bing – keeping you up to date and easily found by your customers.
Local business listings management for your business.
Don’t hide from potential leads – stay visible online with our management service for your Google Business Profile listing.
Adding your contact information to Google may seem simple, but for many, it’s time-consuming and often overlooked.
LOCALiQ’s local business listings management service uses a unique system which ensures your business is listed accurately across the major search engines and their directories.
Our exclusive partnerships with Google, Facebook and Bing offer a variety of ways for customers to find your business.
How can a Google Business Profile help?
Google Business Profile is Google’s free business listing service.
GBP displays your details and business photos, including your location, services and products. There are many more benefits:
- Build trust and credibility via Google reviews
- Manage your business information & keep customers updated
- Available to brick-and-mortar and face-to-face businesses
- Improves your local SEO – appears in local searches for your products via Google Maps
- An easy way to increase your Google presence – appear in Google Search, Google Maps and Google Shopping
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Google reviews are the key for your online reputation – several positive reviews will help to attract new customers to your business.
Creating a Google Business Profile will enable you to generate customer reviews, so you can respond to their praise, complaints, and queries, showing your customers you care.
Receive a poor review? Don’t worry – Google finds a mix of positive and negative reviews trustworthy.
Local listings management by LOCALiQ.
We manage thousands of local business listings across the UK within Google, Bing and Facebook. Every month our software reviews and optimises each one, so rest assured your information is up to date in the directories that matter.
Plus, you can review and update your online information in Client Centre, our exclusive all-in-one marketing analytics tool – amend special hours and new addresses with just one click. Our dashboard also makes it easy to view your listing activity, so you are always in control.
Don’t just take our word for it.
We are proud to contribute to your success – explore our case studies and see how we’ve helped various companies across the UK maintain their local business listings, offering expert advice every step of the way. Contact us to find out more.
The Devonshire Clinic
Our excellent SEO and content marketing campaign helped our client attract new customers within a highly-competitive market, increasing website clicks by 69% compared to the previous year.
Our comprehensive strategy covered all four pillars of SEO, delivering brilliant results for our client and boosting their brand awareness within the local area.
J Hutchinson Butchers
Combining local SEO, web design and paid social, our client received 75 organic leads to his brand-new website while saving 10 hours of admin-related tasks per week.
A Guide to Google My Business
What are Local Listings?
What are local business listings, and why do they matter?
A local business listing is an online portfolio containing your top-level business information, including your name, address, phone number, opening times and web address. They are in local online directories, websites and across social media.
Google relies heavily on these listings (Google Business Profile, for example) to help find local businesses to include in their local search results.
By building your local listings, you are more likely to attract local customers and increase your rankings across the search engines for location-based searches. The listings will provide you with backlinks to your website, a crucial aspect of SEO.
Plus, the more opportunities to display your business exists, is open for customers and is locally well established, the more likely you will rank positively online.
What is a Google Business Profile, and how can it help my business?
After verification, your profile builds customer trust and boosts your visibility on Google.
Your profile displays your contact details, including your address, phone number, and opening hours, making it easier for customers to find your information.
Why is a Google Business Profile listing important for Google Maps?
Your Google Business Profile helps you to manage your online presence and how you appear in the organic search results. When your GBP is live, you are more likely to be considered a reputable business by local customers, as Google uses this information to populate the Local 3-Pack feature within the Maps results pages.
Google recently revealed businesses that add photos to their GBP listing receive 42% more requests for directions via Maps and 35% more clicks through to their website – compared to those who do not.
How do I optimise my Google Business Profile for local SEO?
Start appearing in your local search results with our handy tips below.
- Keep your business information consistent online, and make sure your business details (name, address and phone number) are correct when creating your listing
- Choose a business category that aligns with your services as much as possible
- Use the best photos for your business, displaying your employees, personality and products
- Respond to every customer review (positive and negative) – Google uses your customer reviews to help determine your ranking for SEO
- Keep your GBP listing updated whenever there are any changes to your business
- Complete all elements of your profile (including special features, attributes and products if applicable) and verify your location
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