If you’ve heard it from us once, you’ve heard it a hundred times: having correct online business listings is important.
Now that you realize how vital online business listings are for your local business or enterprise, you’re ready to go. And so is Connectivity. The million dollar question: how quickly will Connectivity update and correct my online listings?
Listing fixes are not quite at the speed of drone pizza delivery, but we think you’ll be pleased. Once the Connectivity platform discovers the errors in an online business listing, our clients simply select “Fix All”. Immediately, we push your changes to hundreds of local directories and four large data aggregators: Acxiom, Infogroup, Localeze and Factual. Depending on how fast each aggregator and each individual website receives updates, your changes will take effect within two weeks to six months.
Beyond data aggregators, Connectivity’s reach extends to several large websites and directories such as Yelp, Facebook, Yahoo, Bing, MapQuest, Citysearch, WhitePages, Superpages and more. We help business owners manually claim their locations, ensuring incorrect business listings are fixed quickly and easily.
Manual claiming is a service we offer in which we “claim” your business on popular sites such Google or Citysearch. Once we claim the site, correcting information and adding extra content such as videos or images is a quick way to make your brand show up in local search.
So, how fast is the fix? The answer is: from mere hours to six months, depending on the directory and aggregator. But rest assured, Connectivity is working behind the scenes to make every every business listing wing its way toward correction as fast as possible.
Alex is Connectivity’s VP of Marketing.