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Inbound Linking with Social Media and Geo-Location

By on Oct 16, 2013 in Organic Search, Search Engine Marketing, Social Media |

No matter how the search engine algorithms (formulas that determine website page rankings) change, you can be certain that a certain percentage of that algorithm will always depend on the number of reliable inbound links that are available to your website. The more traffic you receive from these referral websites, the better your page ranking – period. There are a number of different companies that offer tools that will allow you to easily register and manage all of your business listings, however, these tools come with a pretty robust price tag. You could be paying anywhere from $36 a year for just one listing to $480 a year for multiple listings. This would be a good option if your business listing changes often, however, most of the most popular geo-location and social media sites have free registration options. WebDevLite has social media packages that can register your business at a fraction of the cost of the aforementioned aggregators. The other option would be for your business team to register your business with each site using the reference that we have created for you below. Keep in mind that these are the most basic and simple registrations available. With most of these options, you will have an opportunity to upgrade and/or advertise. WebDevLite’s recommendations for upgrading and/or advertising with any of these services are based on a business demographics, business goals, website goals and existing website reach analysis. Please contact us if you’d like to learn more about our recommendations for you.

Social Media Sites Geo-Location Sites
Facebook:

  • Go to: https://www.facebook.com/r.php?locale=en_US
  • Enter your information in the required fields
  • Click the [Sign Up] button

* Note that FB allows only one login per user. You can not have a personal and a business login.

Once signed up and logged in, you will want to create a business page as follows:

  • Go to: https://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php
  • Select the type of business you are
  • Enter your business name in the field provided
  • Read through the Facebook Pages Terms and select the ‘I agree to Facebook Pages Terms’ checkbox
  • Click the [Get Started] button
  • Fill out the following page form’s required fields
  • Click the [Save Info] button
  • Upload a profile picture *recommended – and click next
  • Add to favorites *recommended – and click next
  • Skip the advertising on Facebook option for the time being
Google Places:

  • Log in to your Google account
  • Go to: https://www.google.com/business/placesforbusiness/
  • Click the ‘add business’ link
  • Enter the Country and phone number
  • Click the [Find business information] button
  • Enter your information in the required fields
  • Click the [Submit] button
  • You will be sent a postcard via snail mail
  • Complete the verification process after your receive the postcard
Twitter:

  • Go to https://twitter.com/signup
  • Enter your information in the required fields
  • Click the [Create my account] button]
  • Go through the online demo (Twitter Teacher)
  • Select ten people or organizations that complement your business to follow
  • Select five of your friends to follow
  • Add a profile image (your logo) and a short 160 character description
  • click the [Done] button
  • Confirm your email
  • Customize your page under Settings
Bing Places:

  • Go to: https://www.bingplaces.com/‎
  • Sign into your Bing (hotmail or live) account
  • Click the ‘ADD BUSINESS’ link
  • Enter your information in the required fields
  • Click the [Search] button
  • Click the [Create new business] button
  • Enter your information in the required fields
  • Click the [Submit] button
  • You will be sent a postcard via snail mail
  • Complete the verification process after your receive the postcard

 

 

 

 

Google +:

  • Log into your Google account
  • Go to: http://www.google.com/+/business/
  • Click the [Create a Google+ page] button
  • Pick your business category
  • Enter your information in the required fields
  • Read through the ‘Pages Terms’ and mark the checkbox if you agree to them
  • Click the [Continue] button
  • Click the [Get Started] button to customize your page
Yahoo Local Listing:

  • Sign into your Yahoo account
  • Click the [Add a Business] button
  • Click the [See Details] button located just under the ‘Yahoo Local Basic Listing’ option
  • Click the [Sign up now] button
  • Enter your account information in the required fields
  • Click the [Next] button
  • Enter your business information in the required fields
  • Read the Terms of Service for basic listings and small businesses and mark the checkbox if you agree to the terms
  • Click the [Submit information] button
  • Get a verification code via email, phone, text or postal mail and enter it in the Complete Verification area
  • Click the [Verify Code] button
LinkedIn:

  • Go to: https://www.linkedin.com/reg/join?trk=hb_join
  • Enter your information in the required fields
  • Click the [Join LinkedIn] button
  • Create your profile
  • Add a supported email address to help you find contacts
  • Confirm your email address
  • Choose Basic (Free) Account Option
  • Follow the prompts to complete your profile
  • When complete, add a Company page at http://www.linkedin.com/company/add/show
  • Enter your information in the required fields
  • Click the [Next] button
  • Confirm your business email address
  • Set up your business page
CitySearch:

  • Go to: www.expressupdateusa.com
  • Under expressupdate click on the [Go to new site] button
  • Enter your business name and click the ‘search’ link
  • Click the ‘Add it now.’ link
  • Enter your information into the required fields
  • Click the [Submit] button
  • Enter your Account information in the required fields
  • Click the [Sign Up] button
Pinterest:

  • Go to: https://www.pinterest.com/business/create/
  • *Note if you already have a Pinterest account you can simply click the ‘Convert’ link
  • Enter your information in the required fields
  • Click the [Sign up] button
  • Read through the privacy policy and mark the agree to checkbox if you agree to them
  • Click the [Create Account] or [Convert Account] button
  • Start pinning by setting up relevant boards to your business category
Yelp:

  • Go to: https://biz.yelp.com/signup
  • First search for your business
  • Click the ‘Add your business to Yelp’ link
  • Enter your information in the required fields
  • Click the [Add] button
  • Confirm your email
Merchant Circle:

  • Go to http://www.merchantcircle.com/root
  • Enter your information in the required fields
  • Click the [Claim This Business Listing] button
  • Verify your email
Superpages:

  • Go to: http://www.supermedia.com/spportal/quickbpflow.do;jsessionid=02939990573BD986FA7A415CAE50AD64.app4-a2
  • Enter your business phone number and click the [find my business] button
  • Next to the ‘Add your business’ option, click the [select] button
  • Click the [next] button
  • Enter your information in the required fields
  • Click the [continue] button
  • Verify your email
:Tumblr:

  • Go to: https://www.tumblr.com
  • Enter your information in the required fields
  • Click the [Sign up] button
  • Enter your age and read through the privacy policy and mark the understand checkbox if you agree to them
  • Click the [Done!] button
  • Follow the prompts to create your blog and follow relevant blogs
  • Verify your email
Local.com:

  • Go to: https://advertise.local.com
  • Enter your information into the required fields
  • Click the [Next >>] button
  • Enter Categories and Business information
  • Click the [Next >>] button
  • Enter your Business info
  • Click the [Next >>] button
  • Add your Free Listing password twice
  • Click the [Confirm Listing] button
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:Instagram: eLocal:
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: DexKnows: To claim your free listing call 1-877-433-9249
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