These tips are for start-ups and small businesses. This series features free tools to help you market and promote your company.
Free Marketing Tools – #3 Yahoo Local Listing
Yahoo has been one of the top search engines for years. When you use Yahoo to do a search for something like, Marketing Consultant Canton GA, or Marketing Consultant 30114, generally a map shows up with nearby businesses in that category. Did you know your business can appear in this type of mapping section for FREE? If you want to find out how to add your business, please read on…
Here are steps to add your business to Yahoo Local.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Local” link in the “More Yahoo Sites” section.
Once the main Yahoo Local page loads, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click the “Add a Business” link under the “Local Resources” section.
View the options and select your plan: basic (free) or enhanced ($9.95 per month as of 3/14/12).
Click sign up.
Sign in to Yahoo (or create an account).
Enter the details including: name, email, phone number, location information, hours of operation, payment methods and any additional information.
Next, select your business categories and sub categories and add the professional contact information.
Then, review and submit.
The site says it takes a few days for the listing to appear, but it took almost three weeks to get my email cofirmation. Just be patient, they will email you when your listing is active.
If you want to add your business, here is a link to Yahoo Local where you may compare the plans and sign up for your listing.
If you found this article helpful, please be sure to come back to read my entire series on Free Marketing Tools and also review my series on Marketing Mistakes to Avoid and How to Fix Them!