Whether you believe it or not, 1 out of 8 searches online still are done with Yahoo search. Even though this is a much smaller search tool than Google, you will still want to get your local business in front of these searches. Even though Yahoo has made a lot of confusing changes as of late, you are still able to claim a free local business listing with them. Let’s get into how this is done below…
In the last few years, Yahoo made an announcement that it was filtering off its small business division to a different company called Aabaco. They made mention that the previous local business services Yahoo offered would be branded by Luminate. If that wasn’t complicated enough, Yahoo then announced the outsourcing of its local business listings to Yext.
Luminate is now gone. Yahoo Small Business is now Aabaco Small Business, and Aabaco outsources everything to Yext. Yext then manages all the local business listings using a completely separate product called Localworks.
What a confusing mess right?!
No need to worry about any of this. Only one thing is truly important here and that is that you are still able to get a free local business listing on Yahoo.
That all of it! Now have free listing on Yahoo that is fully claimed and you can manage at any time.
Great question, it is highly recommended that you also have a local listing set up through a GMB. This will help you get found in search engines at a much higher rate in your local search results.
All you have to do is submit your information to Google and they will verify your listing through sending you a post card in the mail.
Any directories and local citations you can get your Company in will help you get found online. It will also help your online reputation by giving you more assets to control for your brand.
If you don’t mind paying the money, you can always set things up through Yext powerlistings, but that will coast about $45 a month.
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