Citations are essential for boosting your business’ online presence. And the best way to set up citations for your business? Enlist the help of a Yext Certified Partner!
In order to ensure that search engines – and people – know your business’ name, address, and contact info, you need to proliferate that information throughout the Internet using citations. Citations is the term that search engine optimizers use to describe the simple, but time consuming, process of listing your business info on local listings and directories (Yelp, MapQuest, CitySearch, etc). Once your business has been listed on these sites, search engines will attach greater authority to your site and people will start finding you much higher up in search results.
Think you’re ready to take on the business citations challenge? Hold on a moment there, fella!
The Business Citations Process (it’s complicated)
First of all, you need to know which directories and listing sites are worthwhile; once you’ve determined that you need to go to those sites and attempt to add your business info (we say “attempt,” because a lot of the directories require you to jump through hoops to get listed). Finally, even after your listing has been accepted on the directory there’s no telling how long it will take for search engines to find and index it. Now repeat that process 50 more times on the other major directories! The citations process can take weeks, even months, to complete and that delays your site’s rise to the top of search results.
Yext Certified Partnership to the Rescue!
Thankfully, there’s a much more effective way to get your business citations up. Yext is a online tool that has streamlined business data distribution across the Internet’s most important directories. Yext has cultivated relationships with all the good local listing and directory sites, and that means that when you use Yext for your business citations the process takes days instead of months. Yext takes your important business details then accurately and speedily lists the info on all the best directories. In no time at all, your business listings are indexed by search engines and your site authority starts to increase.
That sounds pretty awesome, but it gets even better when you become a Yext Certified Partner. And that’s just what Thrive has done!
Thrive as a Certified Yext Partner
As a certified Yext Partner, Thrive is not only able to efficiently proliferate our clients’ business info across the Internet, we also have access to a range of cutting edge SEO tools. We can instantly scan your site’s listings and confirm that their live and that all the information is accurate. We can manage your listings’ locations, contact data, and reviews. We can provide you with reports to keep you up-to-date on how your site’s business listings are contributing to your overall site authority and optimization. Don’t want to wait for a report? We can set up a login that allows you to access your business’ Yext account, so you can view your listings and results at any time. The features that come with being a certified Yext Partner are all hugely helpful, giving Yext Partners and their clients a massive head start over the competition.
Put a Yext Partner to Work on Your Site!
We’ve explained the time-consuming tasks that come with citations, and we’ve shown you how Yext and Yext partners get the job done much faster and more effectively. Why wait any longer? Put Thrive’s Yext Partnership to work on your online citations and enjoy seeing your business’ name and details spread beautifully across the Internet.
Contact us and let’s get started!