In the past, where traditional printed Yellow Pages dominated, one only had to call the phone company to update new business contact info. Today, where Internet-based business directories copy or scrape business listings from other websites or buy large databases from major data providers, it has become increasingly difficult to accurately change online business listings on all possible venues online.
Even if the local listing is claimed and changed by a business owner, Google is well known for improperly changing a business’ listing data based on information it harvests from other authoritative online sources. Thus, it is important to ensure a consistent NAP (Name, Address, Phone Number) format is always used everywhere on the internet.
We’ll work with you to accurately update your online business listings
Inaccurate or conflicting online business listing information can not only cause confusion, it can also present your business in a negative or unprofessional light. When you work with Orion Group to correct your business listings, we’ll help you get it right. We’ll perform an extensive cleanup of your organization’s NAP information in the various online business listing aggregators and IYP (Internet Yellow Page) venues though our proven process:
- Perform an in-depth audit to create a listing baseline and inventory
- Stop bad data from continuing to propagate throughout the Web
- Fix incorrect data on internet yellow page style websites
- Report on efforts and corrections made
Our first priority is to correct your organization’s business listing in major data aggregators, such as Localeze, Acxiom InfoGroup and Factual. Once the data in the main aggregators is cleaned up, improper business information will stop propagating down to their partner websites around the web.
We will then manually create, claim or update your business NAP info on other major local listing websites (such as Google, Yahoo & Bing Local), as well as 50+ other popular IYP venues (such as SuperPages, YellowBook, CitySearch, YellowPages, MerchantCircle, Yelp, etc.)
Throughout the process we are mindful of eliminating possible duplicate listings on each online business listing website. The end goal is to have the correct business information listed in all of the most popular online directories. And, of course, assure you are happy.
Check out our blog for a detailed explanation of our online business listing correction process. Or, give us a call to see how we can start helping you today.