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What the hell is yext?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by firstnamelastname, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. firstnamelastname

    firstnamelastname Regular Member

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    My competitor is ranking high in google 3 pack even though I have better backlinks. I have eliminated the problem down to one thing: citations (NAP) He has his NAP on whitepages and yahoo local and some other directories. So I tried to add my business to there and it looks like the only way to do it is by paying yext a monthly fee? WTF? now you might be thinking "just pay the fee once, and then cancel" but based on my research, it looks like if you cancel, they remove your citations. WTF? Is there any way to be added to whitepage and yahoo local without paying yext?
     
  2. radiant13

    radiant13 Power Member

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    I believe the map results (3 pack) changes according to the searcher's proximity. My business is in whitepages.com and I've never paid for that.
     
  3. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Yahoo is partnered with Yext for their Yahoo Local listings to make it "easier to control". If you want to list your business in Yahoo Local for free, then you're going to want to get a basic Yahoo Local listing. How do you do this, you ask? As shown in the image below, when you're selecting your plan, click on the link that says, "Claim your Basic Listing only on Yahoo".
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    Yext just a over priced citations program.