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Key Directories How to set up local directories.

Compiled by Martin Brossman – NCSmallBusinessTraining.com Also click here see my training on this topic. 

– Google Local Directories from a visitors prospective and why you want your town town to work together to set up their directory listing. http://youtu.be/qfpmbtLplys

–  How a Chamber can make a real difference in helping their members get on Google Maps
http://youtu.be/AzCGAPbGkeA

–  Why Your Small Business needs to get on Google Maps! Discussion with Martin Brossman and Cramer Gallimore  including Google 360 virtual tour
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-pv6Ue-dnk&feature=shar 

–  Social Media is not enough for a local brick and mortar business today:
http://youtu.be/Hie-L1qDznc

What you want your Google listing to look like fully setup! 
** – Here is what a fully set up Google Local or Google Places page looks like, just imagine if all the key business in town had this. It cost nothing but they must come to my class to learn about it:
https://plus.google.com/+Bigmill/about explained in this video: http://youtu.be/zDlvBU3GKc4

How to give reviews on Google for businesses! Don’t expect reviews unless you are giving them!!!
If you want more review, than start giving them to quality local owned business in your own area:
http://youtu.be/CArKmen83ZY

How to get help from Google and Google Forums with your Google+ Business Pages:
Google Support for Business Map pages:
https://support.google.com/places/
Click Contact Us in the upper right hand corner.
The forum for help as well:
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/business

Understanding Google Local Reviews from the Customers perspective. This is the page Google sends people explain the value of signup for Google and giving reviews: http://www.google.com/intl/en/+/learnmore/local/

Google Android App for managing your Google business page:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.bizbuilder

How to get on the directories! 

– How to signing up for Google Plus with your gmail:
http://youtu.be/uKNgpzy-8K0

– How do I set up a Google Plus Local Page?
http://youtu.be/oVos7q9TzZI

– How do I set up a Yelp Business Page?
http://youtu.be/wj91gRhkJJE

Look your business up on Get Listed: https://getlisted.org/

Check username availability on over 500 social networks in social media, domain names and the USPTO Trademark database to see if your company, brand, product, or username is available or taken: http://knowem.com/

Make sure it is easy for raving fans to be able to give you a review on-line:
http://bit.ly/localreviewhandout – is the link to the draft of the handout to use with fans. Make sure to follow the instructions in class!

How to add video to your Google+ Business Page (remember from class to post to the page after uploading):
“Setting Youtube Channels for your Google+ Pages and Google+ Local Pages”
http://youtu.be/zFjn0E3aKlw 

Other important directories and choose them based on the criteria I mentioned in class:

Reputation Management tools:

Other resources:

For correcting mapping information: http://www.google.com/mapmaker

A paid service to set up and update a large number of directories:
http://www.yext.com/

Also remember all the other resources with your password from class on http://NCSmallBusinessTraining.com/
A
lso my class on the topic: http://www.ncsmallbusinesstraining.com/marketing-your-business-using-free-online-directories/

Please comment of videos you find useful and look forward to training in your area soon. To schedule training contact Colleen Gray at Colleen@MartinBrossman.com or call 919-858-6122

There is an invisible Dome Around Your Town

Also click here see my training on this topic. 

See Martin’s article on the topic:
There’s an invisible dome around your town and
it may be keeping people from spending money in your town! 

 

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