Back before technology was a way of life, people put company information in the Yellow or White pages. Why not combine the old ways with the new?
Whether you are just starting out in the credit repair industry or have been around for awhile, there is one thing you must do to help your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) ranking. Listing your company in a local online directory will help boost your local SEO ranking and let people who need help with credit repair find your company quickly and efficiently. Most people looking for help will want someone who is close by.
There are a number of reasons that it is important to claim your business on the internet. One of the major ones being that you want accurate information going out to your clients. If they can not easily find you or your credit repair business listing has the wrong contact information, the clients will not be calling. Another reason is validity. Claiming your credit repair company shows that this is a real company that can be trusted.
Now that you know some of the reasons why a local listing for your credit repair company is needed, let us talk about how to create your credit repair business listing.
1. Find yourself – It is always important to know where the starting line is. You can not pass go if you do not know where it is. Start by going to all the major search sites; Google, Yelp, Bing, etc., and see what is already there about you. Some will ask for information to help you with your search and let you know if your credit repair company has information posted.
2. Claim your name – You may be surprised to see how often your credit repair company comes up when you followed Step 1. After finding information about your company there will usually be an option to “claim” your listing. This allows you to change any information that is inaccurate. Make sure that when you are putting information into different search engines, after claiming your credit repair business listing, that all the information is consistent.
3. Start Listing – Once all the current listings are found it is time to start creating the new ones. The major places to claim your credit repair company are Google, Bing, Yelp, Yahoo, Yellow Pages, White Pages and Manta. Another place to consider is Angie’s List.
4. Verification – Once you have changed all your information, you will need to start the verification process. It is not a hard process to do, and most search engines will work with you to help you through the process. Google has over the phone support for when you go through the process.
Going through the process of claiming your credit repair business listing is not hard and can only benefit your company. Take the time to make sure all your information is consistent and accurate on every search engine. Go through the verification process with every outlet that you use. If you follow these steps your local SEO ranking should improve.