SEO Quick Tip: Setup Local Listings

If you have a local organization, listings are very important.  When people search in Google Maps, Bing Maps, or Yahoo Local, local listings are what show up in the results.  If your organization doesn’t have a local listing, then you won’t show up.  If you do have one, but only have basic (or less) contact info, then people are less likely to contact you.  So, it’s important to make sure you have Google, Bing, and Yahoo listings and that they are fully setup.

Tip: Setup Listings in Google and Bing Maps.
Take a few minutes and do a search for your organization’s name, city and state in Google maps, Bing maps, and Yahoo local.  If your organization doesn’t show up, then go ahead and create a listing.  If your organization does show, click through to the listing and claim the listing.  Claimed listings tend to rank better and it will give you better control over the listing.

Add Information:
Once you’ve claimed your listing or while you are setting up a new listing, make sure you add as much information as possible.  Upload pictures and link videos.  And, most importantly, link to your website.

You can create your listings by following these links:

It doesn’t take long to setup or claim a listing, but it could make a world of difference for your local organization.

Kurt Steinbrueck is the Director of Marketing Services with OurChurch.Com. He also serves on the leadership of Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Tampa, FL. You can find him on Google+ as .

2 Responses to “SEO Quick Tip: Setup Local Listings”

  1. I am totally agreed with your point , if you want to increase your business you can move toward google local listing .

    If your website is listed for local listing so it help you to increase your business.

    Local listing is one of the most important and effective task in search engine optimization , and for doing it we need to list your website in various local listing or business listing website .

    For local listing google give priority to reviews come on your local business detail page .

  2. I have been researching a lot about SEO tips online. A lot has changed since that Google penguin update, i wish Google takes a little break at changing the rules, would you agree?