People do not use phone books much often nowadays they use the internet. People can quickly find everything they need about your business on the computer or mobile device. This is the primary way for people to find businesses today and it is very important that your medical practice is listed on all applicable online sources.
Claiming your listings for your business online verifies that you are the main owner of a valid business and this shows your presence on the internet. Search engines like Google and Yahoo rely on the third party data providers for all business listings. When claiming your business, this is a precaution so no one can misrepresent your business with false information. The following list of search engines are most recommended and popular directories.
- Google my business- Receives about 6 million searches a day and it is easy, free to register for your business.
- Yahoo- This is the third most popular search engine and you can list your business on here for free.
- Bing- Second most search engine used, it too is free, and easy to use. You can add more than one business location at the same time, and able to add all other content to your listings, such as pictures and videos.
- Angie’s List- This site is a well-respected online directory and is known to provide accurate reliable reviews for users.
- Manta- Receives 30 million visitors a month and able to increase website traffic with paid business packages and highlight your product/brand on your profile.
- Yelp- Best options on the internet for users to find reviews about businesses, this is a site your able to communicate to your customers within the account.
- Foursquare- With this site, you get benefits of a popular directory and social networking, and you are able to add a map so people can check-in when they come to your business.
These are your listings, and your able to monitor every activity and performance, this is a great way for you to keep an eye on which site is viewed more by your users.
Important content to add to your listings would consist of name, address, phone number to reach your business and any other important content that you feel is important to show to your users. For example, provide keywords that described your business and include key services you provide. Complete all fields for your business information such as hours and services offered. Take advantage of photography!
For more information about how to add your medical practice to listings contact Windy City Strategies.