Search Marketing

Local Business Listings Management

Business listings management


Optimized local listings allow your brand to deliver necessary business information to local consumers on search engines, social media platforms, local directory sites and more.

The opportunity


When consumers need to find information about local business and their products and services, they turn to search. In fact, consumers conduct hundreds of billions of local searches every year.

Local search query volume in the United States (in billions)

Local search query volume in the United States (in billions)

The challenge


Managing and optimizing listings across hundreds or thousands of locations is a difficult task. There are dozens of sites that you need to syndicate data to and keep constantly updated. 

Our business listings management solution


Mindstream Media's listings management solution is designed to manage, populate and AMPLIFY your local data on a vast network of search engines, social media platforms, local directory sites and data aggregators.

The proof


According to findings in a report published by Moz, dominating search results – specifically Google’s results – is critical for wealth management brands. Their report compared how financial brands stacked up against one another in local search results. The overall winner, Edward Jones, partners with Mindstream Media on a variety of local search initiatives.

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Our process for managing business listings

No. 1: Optimizing your local data.

We import and optimize your location data to build out local listings on Google and other sites. Listings are optimized with essential local data to help your brand connect with local consumers.

  • Business name, address and phone (NAP) data
  • Latitude and longitude
  • Landing page URL
  • Business categories
  • Business hours
  • Enhanced content (e.g., images)
No. 2: Syndicating your data across the web.

We distribute information to the most important local search engines, data aggregators, local directories, navigation apps and social media sites.

We collect the performance data from each of these sites to give you an accurate and up to date snapshot of how your local listings campaigns are performing.

A sample of our local listings distribution network

*subject to change based on specific solution packages.

NEW FEATURES FROM GOOGLE MY BUSINESS

By: Alyssa Wind, Account Service Specialist

Continuing their quest to make Google the one-stop shop for local business information, Google My Business has added several new features to their listings over the past couple months. We’ve seen Google do this multiple times over the past few years as they’ve heightened their focus on the local space by continually enhancing the local … Continued

Yelp Upgrades Bring New Ways to Highlight, Display Business Locations

By: Malcolm Groves, Local Solutions Specialist

In March, Yelp introduced the Verified License upgrade to help consumers find companies that are licensed in specific categories and limited states on the platform. In June, Yelp introduced two new paid profile upgrades to help owners customize promotional tools. Here is a look at the latest upgrades provided by Yelp for business owners. Business … Continued

What Multi-Location Brands Need to Know About Google’s March 2019 Core Update

By: Heather Ottenhausen, Manager, Location Solutions

It’s been just over a month since Google released a core algorithm update that sent shockwaves through the search engine optimization (SEO) industry. Originally dubbed “Florida 2.0” by speculators, Google promptly renamed it the March 2019 Core Update (ostensibly to make it easier for everyone to grasp). We understand it can be useful to some … Continued

How optimized is your brand’s online local presence?

If you want to find out, Mindstream Media offers free local listing audits for brands with more than 50 locations

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