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Put Yourself On The Map 

 September 21, 2020

By  NickLitten

Thinking about how to Put Yourself On The Map?

PUTTING YOURSELF ON THE MAP
Make famous, publicize, as in “The incident got on the national news and put our community on the map.” This expression, alluding to a locality that formerly was too small to put on a map, dates from the early 1900s.

Some Bloke on the FreeDictionary Website

You can easily boost your website SEO by placing your business website and physical address (or even multiple locations) on various online mapping sites. Google Maps and Bing Maps are the obvious choices right?

Lots of mapping tools

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Add your business through Google My Business

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  1. On your computer, sign in to Google My Business.
  2. Sign in to your Google Account, or create one. Then, click Next.
    • Sign up with your business email domain since this account will be for your chain. Enter the name of your business or chain. If you have a chain, you can also select it from the suggestions that display as you type.
  3. Enter your business’ or chain’s address. Then, click Next.
    • You may also be asked to position a marker on the location of your business or chain’s branch on a map. If your business doesn’t have a physical location but operates within a service area, you can list the area instead. Then, click Next
  4. Choose how your business will display on Google Maps.
    • If you serve customers at your business address:
      1. Enter your business address.
      2. Click Next. If you also serve customers outside your business address, you’ll have the option to list your service areas as well.
    • If you don’t serve customers at your business address:
      1. Enter your business address.
      2. At the bottom, click I deliver goods and services to my customers and then Next.
      3. List your service areas, then click Next.
  5. Search for and select a business category. Then, click Next.
  6. Enter a phone number or website URL, then click Finish.
    • You’ll also have the option to create a free website based on your information. It’s recommended that you provide the individual phone number or store page for each location, rather than a single centralized call center.
  7. Select a verification option. It’s recommended that you review your information before you verify it.
    • To verify now, at the top, find the red banner and click Verify now.
    • To verify later, click Verify later and then Later.
    • If you’re not authorized to manage the Business Profile for the chain, find the person in your organization who’s authorized and continue the process.

Add to YAHOO & BING

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Yahoo Search results are powered by both Yahoo and Microsoft. To optimize for Yahoo Search, you’ll want to submit your sitemap to both Yahoo and Bing.

After you’ve submitted your site, it can take 6 to 8 weeks or longer for your content to show up in the Yahoo Search results.

Add to Facebook

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Creating a Facebook Page allows the more than 2 billion people on Facebook to discover your business – think of your Page as a digital shopfront.

Setting up a business Page is simple and free, and it looks great on both desktop and mobile.

Add to YELP

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Add or claim your business, keep your page up to date, respond to reviews, view click and call reports or get ahead of the game with premium upgrades and simple, powerful advertising tools.

Add to MAP QUEST

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If you’re not ready to upgrade to a premium listings package through MapQuests partner, Yext, and simply wish to have your business information displayed, that’s okay!

Click here to submit a support ticket to our Business Support team, and please include the following information in your request:

  • Business Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Website URL
  • Up to Six SIC Business Categories (Click here to see a directory of SIC codes, or feel free to give us a brief description of your business and we can determine the most relevant SIC codes to associate with your listing.)
  • Latitude and Longitude coordinates reflecting the location of your building.

Please note: Basic MapQuest Listings are limited to displaying the above business information. To manage your own listing and add enhanced content like photos, hours of operation, and more, you will need to upgrade to a premium listings package through our partner, Yext

Add to Superpages

Superpages is an online local business directory that provides business info, driving directions, working hours, and other details. Small businesses can claim their listings, and manage user reviews.

To List your business in Superpages, follow the below steps.

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  • Start at Superpages.com.
  • Click “Add Your Free Listing” in the upper right-hand corner.
  • Enter your Business Phone Number into the field at the center of the page. …
  • If your business is not found, you will be prompted to add your business. …
  • Enter your Business Information, including Business Name, Street Address, and City.

Add to LOCAL

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Go to this link. Fill in the required information. A pop up box will appear, trying to give you a free rating for your credit score. Unclick the box, then click “Continue”. You will be taken to “yext.com,” where you can set up more of your business information. Your information will be scanned to show how easily people can find you, and how accurate your search is. Make sure all your information is correct! Build up your business information “as you’d like it to appear on the Internet.” Fix your plan according to the service you’d like. The lowest annual cost is $99 to get listed on Local.com. Checkout with your order. You will receive a confirmation email. If you did not receive a password to Local.com in your confirmation email, don’t worry. Go to Local.com, and click on the orange “Login” button on the top right corner. The site will tell you the password is incorrect. Click “forgot password,” fill out the information, and an email will be sent with a link to change the password. Open the email, click on “Click Here” to reset the password. A page opens up with your email already populated. Enter your password. The login screen will appear next. Enter your email and the password to log in. The next page will show your listing and that it is awaiting approval. Click “edit” and enter the rest of your business information. Take note of the right hand side of the page. You can enter photos, videos, and URL’s. When finished, click “Submit”. Now wait for the listing to get approved

and so on…

just google “how to add url to XYZ” from the graphic at the intro of this blog and figure out the rest.

If I get really, really, really bored one day I might come back and update this with the rest 😉

NickLitten


IBM i Software Developer, Digital Dad, AS400 Anarchist, RPG Modernizer, Shameless Trekkie, Belligerent Nerd, Englishman Abroad and Passionate Eater of Cheese and Biscuits. Nick Litten Dot Com is a mixture of blog posts that can be sometimes serious, frequently playful and probably down-right pointless all in the space of a day. Enjoy your stay, feel free to comment and remember: If at first you don't succeed then skydiving probably isn't a hobby you should look into.

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