Officially launched on January 20th, 2009, GetListed.org is a fantastic new resource for small business owners that will help them learn more about the way their business is listed online. The main goal of GetListed.org is "to help small businesses claim and enhance their listings at major search engines."It's one of those tools search marketers will find handy in easing the pain of keeping track of local listings for their clients, at least for Google, Yahoo, Live Search and Best of the Web. I'm told by David Mihm, one of the tool's creators, that more engines may be added in the future.
GetListed.org is extremely easy to use. Simply enter the business name and zip code you want to look up.
You will then be able to view whether or not your business is listed in the local sections of Google, Yahoo, Best of the Web and Microsoft's Live Search.
The Overview section will show you further details such as how many citations and reviews your listing has received
You'll notice that for this particular listing, the business have 71 citations and 2 reviews in Google. Clickable links allow you to see the actual citations and reviews.
As we continue to move through the tabs, you'll notice a To Do section. This provides a handy list of reminders on what has been completed and what is still pending for each engine.
This is followed by the Details section which will provide a nice snapshot of each listing.
Last but not least, the tool will provide a quick overview of the reviews that each listing has received.
Best of all, you can save your listings in your Dashboard simply by by entering a email address and password.
So how much does it cost? This is the best thing about the tool - nothing! That's right, it is completely free... at least for now.
Whether it will stay free or at least the possibility of a paid version with added features will remain to be seen. At this time however, it is a valuable tool that every small business owner concerned with their search marketing efforts will want to take advantage of.
David Wallace is CEO and founder of SearchRank, an original search engine optimization and marketing firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is experienced in search engine optimization and marketing, pay per click and pay for inclusion management, directory submissions and web site design usability. David is a frequent contributor to various search engine related forums, an active editor of popular directories such as GoGuides.org, Joe Ant and Zeal and has had several articles published on industry related sites. Since 1997, David along with his company have helped hundreds of businesses both large and small increase their search engine visibility and customer acquisitions.
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