InĀ order to qualify for a local business listing in any index, your business must meet all four of the following criteria:

  1. Have a business name or DBA
  2. Have a local phone number that matches your city of location (not a shared phone number, toll-free number, or call tracking number)
  3. Have a dedicated physical street address (not a shared address, PO box, or virtual office)
  4. Make face-to-face contact with your customers (business is not conducted virtually)

If you meet all four of the above criteria, you are ready to move forward to the following topics:

Most indexes require you to verify each listing you create. Know what to expect during the claiming process.

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The time between completing verification and seeing your listing appear online varies widely from search engine to search engine. In some cases, your listing will be live in a matter of days or even minutes, but other local search engines have a lengthy manual review process, meaning that it can take several months for your listings to be approved for publication.

While you wait, resist the urge to make any further changes to your submitted listings; this will only cause problems. Just be patient and check from time to time to see whether your business has gained full inclusion.

Small Business

Small business owners are always looking for ways to get more customers, both online and in person. One of the most powerful ways you can reach a wider audience is to get involved with local directory site listings. When your business appears there, you increase the chances and the number of ways that potential customers can discover you.

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http://www.americantowns.com/md/baltimore/yp/listing/yx-2621613
http://www.americantowns.com/ma/eastboston/yp/listing/yx-3906303
http://www.americantowns.com/il/villapark/yp/listing/yx-2408712
http://www.americantowns.com/il/hoffmanestates/yp/listing/yx-3515329
http://www.americantowns.com/fl/hallandale/yp/listing/yx-3487241
http://www.americantowns.com/ky/dayton/yp/listing/yx-6823875
http://www.americantowns.com/il/desplaines/yp/listing/yx-3346001
http://www.americantowns.com/in/indianapolis/yp/listing/yx-3341607
http://www.americantowns.com/ky/fortthomas/yp/listing/yx-3482336
http://www.americantowns.com/va/herndon/yp/listing/yx-3241245
http://www.americantowns.com/il/parkridge/yp/listing/yx-2753332
http://www.americantowns.com/ky/dayton/yp/listing/yx-6820677
http://www.americantowns.com/va/merrifield/yp/listing/yx-3241230
http://www.americantowns.com/ok/edmond/yp/listing/yx-3399684
http://www.americantowns.com/il/skokie/yp/listing/yx-2367888
http://www.americantowns.com/il/medinah/yp/listing/yx-3795473
http://www.americantowns.com/oh/mountsaintjoseph/yp/listing/yx-6811599
http://www.americantowns.com/il/willowbrook/yp/listing/yx-4035835
http://www.americantowns.com/mn/newhope/yp/listing/yx-5437717
http://www.americantowns.com/oh/harrison/yp/listing/yx-6812840
http://www.americantowns.com/ct/stamford/yp/listing/yx-3502788
http://www.americantowns.com/il/chicago/yp/listing/yx-2492878
http://www.americantowns.com/il/rollingmeadows/yp/listing/yx-2830553
http://www.americantowns.com/il/chicago/yp/listing/yx-3515289
http://www.americantowns.com/fl/deerfieldbeach/yp/listing/yx-3487210
http://www.americantowns.com/il/islandlake/yp/listing/yx-4419659
http://www.americantowns.com/il/chicago/yp/listing/yx-578335
http://www.americantowns.com/il/chicago/yp/listing/yx-3061603
http://www.americantowns.com/il/evanston/yp/listing/yx-3978875
http://www.americantowns.com/il/bensenville/yp/listing/yx-2628384
http://www.americantowns.com/ct/greenwich/yp/listing/yx-3502780
http://www.americantowns.com/il/eola/yp/listing/yx-2781630
http://www.americantowns.com/il/highlandpark/yp/listing/yx-4024984
http://www.americantowns.com/il/naperville/yp/listing/yx-2408702
http://www.americantowns.com/oh/cincinnati/yp/listing/yx-3482328
http://www.americantowns.com/il/chicago/yp/listing/yx-3943746
http://www.americantowns.com/ca/burbank/yp/listing/yx-3910351
http://www.americantowns.com/ny/mastic/yp/listing/yx-3908025
http://www.americantowns.com/il/downersgrove/yp/listing/yx-2404856
http://www.americantowns.com/il/willowbrook/yp/listing/yx-3515307
http://www.americantowns.com/me/westbrook/yp/listing/yx-5330018
http://www.americantowns.com/il/chicago/yp/listing/yx-3852433
http://www.americantowns.com/il/lincolnwood/yp/listing/yx-3601651

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