Claiming your business listing across the web is one of the foundations for having an online presence locally. Google and other search engines check listings for accuracy, amount claimed, and recently updated. If your missing any of these factors your Google Ranking will plummet.
Inconsistent business listings can spread across the web like a deadly disease, affecting major online directories and search engines that control local search results. Over 40% of local businesses have listing errors, and 73% of consumers lose trust in a brand when their listings are incorrect (Search Engine Land). Guess where they’re going? That’s right… your competitors who are easier to discover..
The good news is it’s an easy fix with BIG BENEFITS. By claiming and correcting your business listings across the web, you not only prevent gifting your competitor all the customers searching for YOU, but you also boost your SEO results and gain more visibility among other potential customers.