Updated: Jun 17, 2021
After all that we have been through since 2020, many of us are finding it hard to get our motor running again. Are your customers still out there? In some ways, it's kind of like starting all over again. So, even if you had a regular flow of customers before Covid, things have changed. So many people have different daily schedules and different spending patterns, and so do you.
HOW DO YOU STAY CONNECTED WITH YOUR CLIENTS?ADVERTISING!
You need a stable, affordable and local way to advertise your business.
What are the Benefits of Adding Your Small Business to the Valencia Business Directory?
Belonging to your local Business Directory is a great step towards getting your business and website noticed.
Let residents that live and shop in Valencia County know that you serve them and want their business. So many small businesses don’t have the budget to advertise as much as they would like. They don’t have the time to dedicate to social media. Does this sound familiar?
What if you could let your local online directory do all that for you? Here is what you get with your business listing with Valencia Business Directory
HERE IS WHAT YOU GET:
If you list your business with us, we will create a page just for you. Your page will include 3-5 photos of your business, your logo, your website link, phone, email, address and directions, daily hours and a generous space for description of your business. If you don't have nice photos, we will come over to your business and take some! We will even help you write a description that feels right and one that shows what you are all about.
Bonus: Your membership allows you to access your listing via mobile app.
All for $200 for one Full Year!
What are the benefits of being in our directory with other business owners?
1. Amplify Online Presence
Due to the fact that business listing sites tend to pull information from one another, getting listed in one directory can very likely mean getting listed in several more, allowing you to kill two (or more) birds with one stone. If you have a website, it will create an additional backlink, which Google loves.
2. Improve Local Visibility
Online business directories have advanced filtering and suggesting capabilities, allowing you to become highly visible to your local community and niche audiences. Putting you in your own category or categories with similar businesses will show customers you may be the best option for them.
3. Attract New Customers
The typical online business directory allows users to search by specific criteria such as specialty, neighborhood, ratings, and more. By simply entering complete and accurate information in your listing, the directory will then connect your business to the people searching for it, even if they don’t search your business name explicitly.
4. Increase Engagement
The easier it is for a potential customer to engage with your business—whether it’s to make a phone call, submit a contact form, or even go to your location—the more likely they are to do so. Business directories create a channel by which potential customers can engage directly with your business or easily get to your website to do so.
5. Promote Word of Mouth
Word of mouth has always been a trusted source for consumers, and now predominantly takes the form of online reviews. With apps and mobile devices, customers can now publish reviews more quickly—even during their experience. Getting listed in online business directories equips happy customers to spread the word about your business.
6. Strengthen Your Reputation
The fear of negative reviews prevents many businesses from getting listed online, but this shuts them off from getting positive reviews too, which are essential for a good reputation. As long as you know how to properly handle one, the cost of one negative review is outweighed by the benefits of many positive reviews. Plus, a mix of reviews can even strengthen your reputation, as it shows that you are a genuine company with nothing to hide.
7. Increase Brand Awareness
When a user performs a search in an online business directory, it will display a list of relevant results, each with a brief snapshot so that you can decide which one to click on to learn more. This means that even if a user doesn’t click on your listing, they still see your business. Every
encounter a person has with your business increases their awareness and familiarity with your brand, which makes them more receptive to future outreach.
8. Improve SEO
Online business listings improve your SEO by sending signals to Google about your online presence and helping to validate your trustworthiness. Google wants to be trusted by its users, so the more information it can obtain about your business online, and the more consistent that information is, the higher you will rank.
9. Show Up on the First Page of Google
It is possible to get on the first page of Google through SEO practices, but it can take a few months to start seeing results. Popular online business directory sites, on the other hand, have been around for a while, have high amounts of traffic, and are trusted by Google. This means that your profile page on, say, Yelp has a high chance of showing up on the first page of results for relevant searches.
10. Show Support for your Community
Residents want to know that you support your community. This is a great way to show your involvement. We want to support each other.
Advertising with Valencia Business Directory has immense benefits at an affordable price. Join us and let us help you start your listing today. We are your ultimate advertising resource!