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Is There Demand For A Business Listing Submission Service - Your Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by krzysiekz, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    Hi guys,

    I've been thinking of potentially providing a business listing submission service. I have spent some time (and money) with various people have now formed a small team does business listing submission for me. The work is all done manually and my team has always kept me pleased.

    Anyway, my questions to you guys:

    As Offliners with SEO service offerings, do you do the business submissions yourself? Do you outsource to someone or some service?

    Do you see value in a manual submission service (as opposed to a 'cheaper' perhaps automated service - if one even exists).

    What type of demand so you have for such a service? One order per week, month, half year?

    What do you think is a reasonable price for 100 business listings to be submitted with all information fields filled out (not just name, number and address).

    Lastly, if it would be possible: how much more value would you place if we could submit to more 'localized' directories instead of just the bigger names?

    Looking forward to your responses guys!
     
  2. aStroke

    aStroke Regular Member

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    I absolutely hate doing them and I don't trust anyone to do them for me. I would definitely buy this service from a trusted member. However, I only need to do it once every month or two. I don't have a huge demand demand for it but I'm sure other serious offliners would use this service (if they don't have their own team doing it already).
     
  3. cybersage

    cybersage Regular Member

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    This is very important for G-Places/Maps, but like the last person said, it is something that I don't really trust having a service do.

    In fact I tried one and the only value was the report with all the directories (after checking, my listing was not on many and I had to do a manual submission nonetheless) even though many of these lists are freely accessible.

    I would be interested in such a service if the service provider could do a good job at keeping the information as uniform as possible, along with adding photos and videos to profiles.
     
  4. crosscheck

    crosscheck Regular Member

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    I would definitely interested using something like this, as mentioned I am starting to really hate doing it myself and it really needs attention to details for citations. I would be using at least 2 times per month sometimes more. Trust that the work is fully completed is a must too, without having to double check I just don't have the time to check up and makes us look like a poor business when a client points out a incomplete or error in the listing. UBL is a reasonable price but shoty service! There is value for me IF it is a top notch service. I need 1 asap and another next week giddy up!!!
     
  5. yubrew

    yubrew Junior Member

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    How would this be any different than something like UBL?
     
  6. buzz1212

    buzz1212 Registered Member

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    I would definitely be interested in this service but you would have to put an emphasis on
    quality of the submit. All fields must be filled out to perfection. I would much rather pay
    twice the price to have it submitted perfectly Use roboform to quicken the process and
    insure all details are identical. Also, pictures , videos, and coupons should be included where applicable. Quality is the key, you can do a lot of damage if it's done incorrectly. Your biz should work with Whitespark to get the really local-local citations that G loves. I would pay 50 cents per submit with a full report and I would need your
    service about once/week.