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How To Enhance Your Business Listing & Rank Higher and More Often

Enhance Your Business Listing - Rank Higher and More Often

Having your Local Business Listed on the web is important for its future survival.  Claiming your listing will help give you more control over how the search engines index you and will also help prevent spammers from hijacking it.  There's also a good chance it could improve your search engine rankings and deliver your Company increased traffic.

GetListed.org has some tools and information to help you get your Business noticed on the WEB and by the searching consumer.  GetListed checks the most popular and commonly used search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN Bing, and Best of the Web, to see how your Business rates and ranks in a variety of ways. 

Get a listing score or percentage based on your Business listing or Company name. Your "listing score" is a number that ranges from 0-100 that approximates how effectively your business is taking advantage of free listings at the major search engines.  Claim your Business Listing on the major search engines, it's the easiest and yet most over-looked detail by many Local Businesses today. 

DON'T JUST HIT THE SNOOZE BUTTON ON THIS ALARM!

In the process of consulting a client on how to get more exposure for their Company and Local Business on the Web, this is what we discovered.  You can see below why I am sharing this with you today, and why it is so important.  No matter how large or small your Company, you need to be registered and "LISTED" with these search engines. 

It's FREE, and your efforts could make a huge difference for your Local Business.

DO YOU WORK HARD GROWING AND PROMOTING YOUR BUSINESS?

GetListed.org has Local Marketing Advice, Advanced tips, and News for marketing your business.

  • Why Local Search Is So Important
    Over 10 billion unique searches are performed each month, and that's just in the United States! See why listing your business online is so important. 
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  • Why Citations Are Important to Your Local Business Listings
    Citations are defined as "mentions" of your business name and address on other webpages, even if there is no link to your website. Find out why they matter in Local SearchLearn More »

  • Managing & Improving Your Business's Reputation Online
    In this article, they recap the advice of a number of prominent Local Search Experts about the importance of paying attention to, and even encouraging, customer reviews of your business online.  Learn More »


NOTE:
There are many other search engines on the web, not quite as popular, but here's a quick list if you're interested.

Understanding the importance of "why you are doing the things you're doing" in today's "Staying In Business" model, should help to motivate you in getting these certain tasks done.  I find it very beneficial when others that have learned by "Trial & Error" take the time to share their experiences.  We can all learn from each others mistakes, I trust that will be the case here today.

(Imagine the potential of sharing this info with other local businesses you wish to connect or build a relationship with)

Do your Local Business a favor, take the next 10 seconds to run your Company name and Zip Code.  Then take 10-15 minutes and List your Local Business in each of the Top Search engines, this will help to "Enhance Your Business Listing & Rank Higher and More Often."

 

     

"Learn More. Get More. Do More. Be More."

Comment balloon 124 commentsBrad Andersohn • January 27 2010 11:00AM

Comments

Hi Brad;

I do appreciate these tips and the link to the website. I thank you for sharing with us.

Posted by Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad, I need to check this out, it's takes everything one can do these days...

Posted by Gerry Michaels, GettysburgGerry Social Meida (Glasswork Media Arts) over 9 years ago

Brad great tip for all of us here, takes many many many different forms on web promote our practice as agents, another great area.  Have a wonderful week

Posted by Lynn911.com ~ Dallas Real Estate Agent Top Team (Dallas Houses for Rent Dallas Apartment Rentals Lynn911.com ) over 9 years ago

Brad, per usual you always help us move ahead. Bookmarked and working on it! Thanks for all you do!

Posted by Jeanean Gendron, Specializing in Selling Unique Properties (The Address Realty) over 9 years ago

WOw, great tips.  Thanks.

Posted by Bob Maiocco (8Z Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Hi, Brad. All I can say is "WOW!" I checked this out and my score isn't bad...but it could be alot better. I sure appreciate the information and I will get to work on this!

Sending the link to my Broker; she loves stuff like this and she'll be "WOW'd" too, I'm sure.

Posted by Leslie Helm, Real Estate For Trail Riders (Tennessee Recreational Properties) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad just saw your tweet, you always keep us so informed!  This is fantastic info.  Very timely as I just met with other agents in my office telling them about getting their profiles online.  This is a great place too!

Posted by Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522) over 9 years ago

Many Businesses and Companies work so hard using a variety of means and efforts to get their name out there and noticed on the web, it amazes me how many miss the little things like this that can make a huge difference in accomplishing a part of their goal.

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

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Posted by marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type... (garaughty.com) over 9 years ago

Brad, I will do this today, thanks for the heads up.

Posted by Joan Zappa, Professional treatment of our clients, brings awes (Eagles Wings Realty) over 9 years ago

Wow - great information!  THANKS!  My brokerage ranked in the middle so I will pass this information on. 

Posted by Andi Grant, Helping 1st time buyers and home sellers in LA! (310-508-4354 | FirstTimeHomeBuyerRealEstate.com) over 9 years ago

Brad, once again I thank you for sharing.  Little by little my web presence is getting noticed thanks to information like this.

Posted by Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807, Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor (Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com) over 9 years ago

Brad, This is why you get the BIG BUCKS! Thanks again.

Steve

Posted by Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain (Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad, checking it out now! 

Posted by Cara Pearlman, Realtor - ABR, SFR (Frankly Real Estate, Inc) over 9 years ago

Brad - Thanks much. I just finished getting my score higher. This is a great tip !

Posted by Claude Cross, Charlotte NC Homes For Sale (Homes By Cross, Inc. ) over 9 years ago

Brad, 

I love it, great advice that I need to make happen.  Thanks for all you do and share!

All the best, Michelle

Posted by Michelle Francis, Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease (Tim Francis Realty LLC) over 9 years ago

Brad ..Fantastic..I spent a few minutes checking these out to make sure I was listed and updating ..you are the best..Thank you

HELPFULHANNAH

 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad ~ I have to admit to being confused about business listings. Since I'm confused I haven't gone down this path.

As an agent, not a broker or company owner and as an agent in an office with 50+ agents:

What is my business name? My name? My website's name?

What is my address? My office's address? Even if that means there could eventually be 51+ "businesses" listed at that address?

Any insights would be much appreciated.  Thanks!

Liz

Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) over 9 years ago

Brad.. You and the staff are always there to help us and prompt our business. Thank you for sharing this.  I will check out Getlisted.org as soon as I finish here.

valerie osterhoudt

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) over 9 years ago

For those who are outside of the US it is a bit more work.  Many of the US based search engines do not have the option to submit your Canadian business.  Google does, but Yahoo and Bing do not.  Owning the top spot on the google map for business can be a great tool though.

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Anything that helps me and my business is good thing. Now I will have to go and check this out big guy.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad...I came up on Google but had completely left out the other three. I'll get my business registered with the others this week...much appreciated.

john

Posted by John Thomas, EcoBroker, MSEE, MBA (E3 Green HOMES) over 9 years ago

Brad.. I want to thank you again for sharing this information.  I've been online working on this and have found it of most value.  I highly recommend everyone doing this.

valerie osterhoudt

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Powerful stuff Brad, this is really great info. Thanks!

Posted by Bob Edwards, Fox Cities Real Estate Hotline, SFR- Appleton, WI (Coldwell Banker- The Real Estate Group, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Brad, good advice and thanks for the link.

Posted by Ted Tyndall, I will help You find the Home YOU want to Buy (Davidson Realty Inc.) over 9 years ago

Brad, Is this geared toward owners or do you recommend it for individual agents?

Posted by Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio) over 9 years ago

Brad thanks for this information I will certainly check it out.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 9 years ago

Barb - great question: My first thought is that this would apply to both small and large "Business Owners" but that's just my first thought... I'll let the wheels upstairs turn a bit and let you know what my second thought is later.   :-))

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad.  Another to do to add to my gorwing list.

Posted by Diane Osowiecki, Greater Nashville Real Estate (Diane O and Friends - Benchmark Realty) over 9 years ago

Brad, Great post!

 

Chris Karalis

Posted by Christopher Karalis, ePropertysites.com / DoMoreLoans.com ( ePropertysites.com ) over 9 years ago

Brad,

Thanks for this - hadn't heard of BOTW.  People might also look at local.com and list on yelp.com (where customers can rate you and add reviews) - all of it is free!

 

Posted by Michael Goodheim, Cash Flow Expert for Real Estate Pros (Commission Express of Western Washington) over 9 years ago

Thanks, Brad, sooooo much information, soooo much to learn!  I have bookmarked this for future reference!

Posted by Christine O'Shea (Christine E O'Shea Broker-Associate) over 9 years ago

Brad, thanks for the tip! We were already on Google and are adding the other sites.

Posted by Betty Knowles, TeamKnowles REALTORS® - Springfield MO Real Estate (Southwest Missouri Realty - www.teamknowles.com) over 9 years ago

Thanks, Brad, I am "on it".  I was already listed on google, but just added Bing, Yahoo and the Best of the Web! 

Posted by Wendy Rulnick, "It's Wendy... It's Sold!" (Rulnick Realty, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Great web site...thanks.

Posted by Mark Towler (Southeast Mortgage) over 9 years ago

More great information as always! I plan to take my online presence to a new level this year thanks to you and the resources afforded us here at Active Rain!

Posted by Scott Harvey over 9 years ago

Brad,

You are always on top to the latest information and it is always right on.  Thank you.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) over 9 years ago

Evening Brad,  I always know that your posts will benefit me and all those who come here to learn.

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad. I can't wait to check this out!

Posted by Jesse Madison, List For Less...Sell for More | 1% List Fee! (One Point Plus Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Every business owner should follow your advice!  Get in the GAME!  Thanks Brad!  Kathy

Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) over 9 years ago

Brad, thank you so much!  I just went and updated my business. You're the best!

Posted by Lynn Pineda, Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida (eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

So am I looking for my company name or my website domain?

Posted by Tamara Inzunza, Close-In Alexandria and Arlington Living (RE/MAX Executives) over 9 years ago

Brad - Unfortunately for us here in Canada it is only good for US postal codes ... but hey I did give it a try

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad. That's very cool of you to share. That's what makes AR different than other blog sites.

Tap

www.TeamTapper.com

Posted by David Tapper (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

I'll be workin on this soon. THanks for the info.

Posted by Stephen Kappre, Helping You Home (KW Hometown) over 9 years ago

I'm at 70%, so I've got some work to do. Thanks for the tips Brad.

Posted by Jen Bowman, Realtor - Anna Maria Island & Bradenton FL (Keller Williams on the Water) over 9 years ago

Thanks for this info Brad.  My thought is that this would apply to agents.  We after all a business with our own brand.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad, you leave us no time with all these great ideas you have!  Thanks for sharing, going to check it out!

Posted by Dona Reynolds, St. Joseph MO (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Stein Summers) over 9 years ago

Howdy there Brad

Thank you kindly, I need to take look in the linkds.

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Posted by Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont (Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad, I'll check this out right away.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the great info. I've worked on google, but failed to even think about the other sites. Will get it done.

Posted by Sherry Chastain, Realtor, Selling Homes, Lake Properties,Luxury Homes,Short Sales (Hendersonville, Nashville, Old Hickory, Lebanon Tennessee) over 9 years ago

Thanks for all the tips and this one works. I know as I have found multiple business that are listed in this way.

Posted by James Lyon (Vista Pacific Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad.  I do appreciate all the great tips you give us.  I already registered on Google two years ago, but did not know how to do it with the the others. Done now!

Nancy

Posted by Nancy Murray, Your NICE Real Estate Agent in Colorado Springs (Keller Williams Clients Choice Realty, Colorado Springs, CO) over 9 years ago

You're posts are always so informative.  I'm glad you are willing to share your knowledge with everyone...Thanks!

Posted by Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros" (Redesign Etc. Home Staging) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the great tip Brad. On my way to check this one out. !

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) over 9 years ago

Oh wow. I see a lot of stuff that looks kinda cool, but I know I'll never really look into it, but this is different. I HAVE to check this out! Thanks for sharing!  =D

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) over 9 years ago

Brad - Thanks.  I'm off to go plug myself in immediately and see what I can learn.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 9 years ago

Brad,

This needs to be checked out, of course. In this tough housing and mortgage market every little bit of an edge helps.

Posted by Esko Kiuru over 9 years ago

Thanks for the info Brad.  I'm going to go check it out right now.  I need to be found!!!!

Posted by Gary Swanson (Century 21 Harris & Taylor) over 9 years ago

BRAD - I had asked the same question as well regarding being a single agent but then felt silly for doing so.  I went ahead and signed up to all 4 as "Andi Grant Real Estate" because I am an independent contractor with a business address (my broker's).  Let me know if you find out otherwise. :)

Posted by Andi Grant, Helping 1st time buyers and home sellers in LA! (310-508-4354 | FirstTimeHomeBuyerRealEstate.com) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad, your post was well written and offered something tangible!

Posted by Jeff T (BEACHSIDE Home Inspection) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad.  As always, super tips.  I was on some, but not all.  Just took care of that.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad, thank you and I'm at 65%. I have more work to do :)

Posted by Jackie Connelly-Fornuff, "Moving at The Speed of YOU!" (Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY) over 9 years ago

Brad,

It looks like a US postal code is necessary. However, I suppose eventually it will come to Canada.

Brian

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 9 years ago

You have so many useful tools! How do you find the time? Thanks!

Posted by Blatt + Cutino, Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today* (Keller Williams Coastal Estates) over 9 years ago

Hello Brad!  Thanks for sharing this!  I am going to spend some time with this one today!!  All the best in 2010!

Posted by Stephen Arnold, CRS, GRI, SFR (HomeSmart Elite Group) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad - you are one of the BEST things about Active Rain, and indeed one of the things that keeps me coming back! You inspire and I aspire - to be - even just a bit more like you! Thanks to you and all the Active Rainers for all that you do so very well!

Posted by Stevie K. Bear, REALTOR ABR, CRS, GRI (Four Directins Realty- Managing Partner - Austin, Tx) over 9 years ago

Brad:

Cool, cool, cool.  I checked and I have a 55%.  It tells me what else I can do.  I will have to read all the other article that you mention too.  Thanks again.

Tere

Posted by Tere Rottink (CoastalVa Realty Inc) over 9 years ago

I always find your posts informative.  Now I have a whole day's work ahead of me...I'll try to squeeze this in...or better yet, have the admin do it...

Posted by Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. (Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc.) over 9 years ago

Brad - Great stuff here !  I will have to make sure that our office is listed !

Posted by The Somers Team, Real People. Real Dreams. Real Estate. (The Somers Team at RE/MAX Access) over 9 years ago

Brad... damn... the stuff you come up with and find at times... this is awesome.. thanks for sharing this..

Jeff Belonger

Posted by Jeff Belonger, The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans ( Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the tip, this is great, I'm only a 65, I look forward to raising it.

Posted by Alex Elmassih (Boston Real Estate 360) over 9 years ago

Thank you for adding to my information overload. One more thing to do. Oh well, sleep is overrated.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the info.  I have paid to optomize my website which has been highly effective.  It's nice to find free ways to help as well.

Posted by Warren Schutt, Helping People with Their Moves for over 36 Years (Warren Schutt Real Estate) over 9 years ago

This is excellent information. I was aware of some of the sites, but a number of them are new to me. As always thanks for your help!

Posted by Natalie Clarke (Galveston Island Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Cool looking tool.  I ran it and will do some of the task listed.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 9 years ago

I like and I'm gonna do. I thought you were just going to speak about getting on Google, but there is much more to it then that. Thanks!

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) over 9 years ago

Thanks for sharing this! My score was 35% but I am soon to be at 100%...thanks!

Posted by Erin Newington, Elk Grove Realtor ((916) 585-3858 ) over 9 years ago

Thank you Brad...this is very much needed. Helpful as always.

Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group) over 9 years ago

Brad thanks a bunch I have created a listing thru your link. Your information is invaluable to me

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros (AllMountainRealty.com) over 9 years ago

Brad - Thank you so much for the information, I'm working on getting that last 25% right now.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) over 9 years ago

I pay attention to your posts.  Always something helpful.  I'm going to check this out right now!  Thanks! 

Posted by Chrysti Tovani, Sacramento Real Estate Agent (eXp Realty Realty of California Inc) over 9 years ago

This is great!  Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Cristina McBreairty, Realtor, CDPE, SFR (Century 21 Nortrh East) over 9 years ago

Brad- This is why I love Active RAin- All of this great information from people like  you! Thanks!

Posted by Kristi DeFazio, Colorado Springs Rea lEstate 719-459-5468 (RE/MAX Advantage) over 9 years ago

Brad,

Thanks. I just went and registered with the search engines.

Posted by Rich Cotton, Waterfront Specialist Cecil and Kent Counties MD (Rich Cotton The Waterfront Specialist EXiT Preferred Realty ) over 9 years ago

Thanks so much!!!   I will bookmark one more fabulous idea!

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Blog-N-Roll Brad...

I'm swinging in to hit the snooze button and grab my 25 points for doing it :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Very cool Brad, Thanks

Posted by Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii (Elite Pacific Properties Maui) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad..Great Tool, I looked at this before, but still not available in Canada yet...Thanks Great Alert for the members

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad, good advice as usual.

Posted by Jeffrey Friel, OmahaSoldHomes.com - 517-1614 (Keller Williams Greater Omaha) over 9 years ago

Great tips! Thanks for keeping us on top of the wave! Aloha,

Posted by Monique Ting, Your agent under the sun (INET Realty Honolulu, HI) over 9 years ago

Brad, Can I personally claim a listing as an independent contractor with a businiss address of my broker's office, or is this only for the office?  And, what exactly is the significance of "claiming your listing"?  What does it do for you?  Can you please explain in simple layman terms.  Thanks

Posted by Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528, Real Estate Salesperson (Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956) over 9 years ago

Brad, great information.  As an independent contractor, I will be looking forward to your answers to both Barb and Lora.  Today, I have found a lot of helpful, informative blogs. Thanks

Posted by Kathy Akers, Your Trusted Real Estate Advisor (Fathom Realty NC LLC) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad, Bookmarked.

Posted by Ritu Desai, Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949 (Samson Properties) over 9 years ago

Brad....Super ideas. Keep them coming.

 

Jerry Gray CRB,CRS,GRI,SFR / Allen Rate Realtors / Winston Salem, NC / 336-918-2433

Posted by Jerry Gray, Serving the Triad Since 1980 (Wilkinson ERA Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Hi Lora - that would be a question to ask your Broker or Office Manager.  I can see where there may be some issues if 50+ agents were to add their Business Listings all with the same office address.  I'm thinking that the search engines would somehow have to sort that out.

I would also be careful about publically listing your home address as an office unless you use that address as an Official Business, and it's posted publically in other locations. 

GetListed.org is primarily for listing any Business in the US with a postal zip code. (here's a detailed explanation of what they do)  If a consumer does a "Business" search using any of the four listed search engines, you would probably want your business to show up as a "Listed" business.  They also offer some great suggestions and tips for making sure you're getting maximum Internet exposure.

In my opinion, I would see that someone (whether it's you or your Broker) gets your office listed.  When I did a search for "Coldwell Banker" in the "10901" zip code, it gave me this result. 

This isn't something you have to do, but I can't see why anyone wanting their "Business Listing" to be found in any of the search engines wouldn't want to.  It's kind of like not being in the phone book or local directory of Businesses.  I hope that helps.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Love the post Brad!  Great information as always!  Your da man!

Posted by Michael Johnson, Metro Charleston SC (Carolina One Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Great Post!  You have out done yourself this time!

Posted by Cal Griffin, "Your Connection to Edisto Real Estate" (The Edisto Beach Company.com) over 9 years ago

Hi Brad. I am not an agent, but I thought your blog had very good information. Since I work with agents, I had to re-blog it. 

Posted by Shirin Sarikhani, RESA-Pro (Seattle Staged To Sell www.seattlestagedtosell.com) over 9 years ago

Great information.  So much to learn!

Posted by Beverly Femia, Broker Realtor Stager - Greater Wilmington, NC Are (BlueCoast Realty Corporation) over 9 years ago

Brad - thanks for the great tip as always, we're going to work on this today and increase our company's visibility locally. Happy Friday!

Posted by Monica Bourgeau, Business Coaching (New Phase Business Coaching) over 9 years ago

Brad

Every little bit helps and I appreciate the tips.

Ty

Posted by Ty Lacroix (Envelope Real Estate Brokerage Inc) over 9 years ago

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for this information.  I followed your directions and took care of this today.  My business was not coming up in any of the searches, and I've been blogging and have had a website for a number of years...

Posted by Tim Tanz, St Louis Real Estate (Platinum Realty) over 9 years ago

Brad - Your Texas Connection is at 35% now, we're going to work on improving that.  Thanks!

Posted by Susan Brown (Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)) over 9 years ago

I did it. Looks like it takes few days to get confirmed. Now all I have to do is sit back and wait for the business to start rolling in.  Thanks

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 9 years ago

I'm all signed up.  Now, I'm just waiting for the leads to start flooding in. LOL

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 9 years ago

As always timely and impotant information! Thanks Brad!

Posted by Allen Henderson, www.scottsdaleisms.com (Henderson Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Thanks Brad. I "Got Listed"!

Posted by Barbara Jenness, St. Augustine FL Real Estate (Barbara B. Jenness, P.A. - St. Augustine, FL) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the tip Brad. I'll get right on it!

Posted by Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI (Oregon First) over 9 years ago

Thanks for this wonderful information!  I have 4 businesses and found only one on Google and none on any of the others!  I have spent the morning uploading all of the information.

Thank you so much!

Posted by Karen Rittenhouse, Real Estate Investor (www.JKKPropertyInvestors.com) over 9 years ago

great information as always.  So many company profiles are incomplete is rediculous.

Posted by Jenny Durling, For Los Angeles real estate help 213-215-4758 (L.A. Property Solutions) over 9 years ago

great info Brad!  btw, if you fixed our sidebar, thank you! thank you!

Posted by Kim Weis & Kelly Zarda (Platinum Realty, LLC) over 9 years ago

Boy! It is getting harder and harder to manage all of the places to post our information! LOL. Change your affiliation/information in any way and you could be spending days updating!

Posted by Todd MacMillan, ABR, GRI, SFR (MacMillan Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Todd - excellent point, that's why I use retaggr.com to keep track of all my online profiles and sites, just in case I needed to change an email address or phone number, that way I have a single place to go and know where all my updates need to be made.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Brad,

This is on my TO DO list. Thanks also for the heads up on retaggr.com.  I get so much out of AR and our posts especially.

Posted by Linda Lohman, Former Teacher/Broker (Fonville Morisey Realty) over 9 years ago

Thanks for the tip....I will check it out.

Posted by Mike & Cindy Jones, Real Estate - (904) 874-0422 - Jacksonville, Fl (Florida Homes Realty & Mortgage) over 9 years ago

Great tips, thx

Posted by Abraham Valentino, Founder CEO iMetros.com & Nummus ICO (iMetros.com Corporation) over 9 years ago

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Posted by Keith Landis, Pennsylvania - "Your Pennsylvania Mortgage Source" (Keystone Home Finance - NMLS#834342 - Conventional - FHA - VA -USDA - Jumbo Programs - Direct Phone 412-726-1654) over 9 years ago

Thanks Keith, I've heard that somewhere else recently, how many leads or transactions has it converted for you besides the SEO benefits? I'd love to know more about why you feel it's a great site?  Thanks.  :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

Hi, How would I register my name under my Company's name at these sites. I am an agent at a company with 500 agents.

Posted by Broward Realtor Janet Fried PA (Florida Homes & Management) over 9 years ago

Janet - that's a great question, probably one best left and answered by the Broker of your office. I'm sure they can help you come up with a creative way to accomlish this. :-)

Posted by Brad Andersohn, ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876 (Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty) over 9 years ago

thx.  This is great advice. Last August I did a lot of this. Then, I supplemented my efforts in Jan of this year.  Sounds like it's time for a revisit since I'm sure I've missed some (and maybe some new ones exist now).  Thx for the reco on this particular site.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 9 years ago

Great ideas, Brad! Thanks again for all your super tips!

Posted by Don Wixom, "Looking out for your next move..."tm (RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID) about 9 years ago

Thanks Brad. Don Wixom re-blogged this which was how I found out. I have already started working on this. Great post.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) about 9 years ago

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