4.1. Insert the business in local directories

Check first if and where your business is listed here and Check your local score here
Look at the instruction to insert your business in some of the most popular local directories

Three questions before starting:

1) Which account should you use?
Use your account or use a general email address.
2) Which address should we put?
Your company address Example: Mondosol contact page
3) Which website link should we use?


Google Maps or Google + Local

In order to register business on Google Maps now also Called Google+ Local:
  1. Go in the website :  http://www.google.com/places/



    Google Places is a central location where you can review, edit, and add business listings.

  2. Click on Get Started. Do the log in with your Google account or create one.


  3. Click on Add another business. Choose the Country and the phone number of the business.





  4. Enter all the details and it's done.




If we need to enter more than one business to the same process and consider:
"Pins will take longer than average times to reach various countries,
considering we are sending them from the United States.  The best thing I
can suggest is double checking your mailing address when requesting a pin.
I would allow for 4-6 weeks to receive a pin in the mail.

We do offer a bulk upload verification process that may be helpful to you
when uploading multiple locations. Here's a link from our Help Center with
more information about about adding ten or more listings:
https://support.google.com/places/bin/answer.py?hl=en&topic=1656882&answer=178024

In order to manually verify your listings, I will need some other source
of information to cross-reference so that I can verify that your business
really exists at the location claimed in the listing. 

Here's a link to the Google Places quality guidelines for future
reference:
https://support.google.com/places/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=107528

Let me know if I can help you with anything else.

Regards,

Nick
The Google Team"



Yahoo local


In order to register business on Yahoo Local:
  1. Go in the website :   http://local.yahoo.com/ 



  2. Click on "Add a business". Do the log in with your Google account or create one.



  3. Click on the "Sign Up" button




  4. Choose the Country and the phone number of the business.




  5. Enter all the details and it's done.

There's a big problem with Yahoo! Local: you can insert a place ONLY if it's in United States. We're in Norway, so we can't use this site.

Bing Local

In Bing Local it's possible to add a place only if it's in USA or Canada.

Yelp

In order to register business on Yelp:

  1. Go in the website :   http://www.yelp.com/ 



  2. Click on Log In. Do the log in with your account or create one. Once you're in, click on the third button on the top, caled "Write a Review".  Then write the name of the business and some place it's near to it.



  3. If your place is already in the list, you can click on it and modify the settings. If your place isn't in the list, you can click on "Add A Business" red button and add your place.



  4. In this page you can add all your data and also the precise place of your business on the map. When you've finished, click on "Add business" button.







  5. DONE! Your place is saved and everyone can see and interact with it. 



Foursquare

In order to register business on Foursquare:


  1. Go in the website :  https://www.foursquare.com/ 





  2. Click on Log In. Do the log in with your account or create one.




  3. Once you're in, go at the bottom of the page and click on "Attract & retain customers", under the voice "Businesses".  





  4. It will open a page, where you have to click on the first link of "I manage a place", called "Claim your venue now". 





  5. Follow the instruction of the Step 1: write the name of your place and the nearest town to it, then click on the green button called "SEARCH". 





  6. If your place is already in the list, you can click on it and modify settings. If your place isn't in the list, you can click on "Add a new place to foursquare" link and add your place.





  7. In this page you can add all your data and also the precise place of your business on the map. When you've finished, click on "Save" button.






  8. DONE! Your place is saved and everyone can see and interact with it.





AboutUs.org

Here is like a wiky.


Localeze

It's possible to use it only for American businesses.



Biglocal

It's a site that offers packages on payment for local directory, only for American businesses.



Openlist

Extremely similar to Localeze. Like Localeze, it's possible to use it only for American businesses.



Outside.in

Same thing of Openlist.



Best Of The Web

It's a really good site, but we have to pay to use their services.



Superpages

Same thing of Openlist.

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