The process to create a business listing account is similar across all the websites. Sometimes an account is already created, and you need to claim the account as the business owner. If you can’t find your deck and pool service business, there will be a way to create an account.
Once you have an account or access to an existing business listing account, you can start the process to standardize the data. This includes:
- Business name
- Phone number
- Email address
- Business hours
Google My Business is one of the most important business listing accounts to create. The reason is because it shows in a special area when someone searches for your business in Google. It will show your contact information prominently and ask if you want directions to the business. Your Google My Business account will also show on Google Maps.
You can create your Google My Business account at https://www.google.com/business/.
Bing Places is similar to Google My Business, but is the business listing solution provided by Microsoft and their Bing search engine. It will show up when someone searches in Bing and Bing Maps.
You can create your Bing Places for Business at https://www.bingplaces.com/.
LinkedIn is thought of a website to make business connections and look for a job. But it also has a place to create a company page for your business. You can add business information and post information about your business.
You can learn more about creating a LinkedIn Company Page at https://business.linkedin.com/marketing-solutions/linkedin-pages.
There are many other business listing websites where you should create a business listing account. Here is a small sampling:
- Map Quest
- Yellow Pages
For more websites, check out https://www.brightlocal.com/citation-builder/us-citation-sites/.
For the home service industry, there are some specialized business listing websites. They are:
- Angie’s List
Business listing accounts help raise awareness of your home service company. They also help search engines find your company. You can create or claim accounts for your deck and pool service business on many websites. Then you can standardize your business information.