How long does it take to get my listings into all the available directories?
All directories are different. On average, it will take up to 30 days after your listings are submitted to appear on the available directories. Google My Business and Facebook will need to be verified and connected before your business listings will appear. Others will take time to validate the business listing while others may post your business listing immediately. Directories included will be specified in your plan details.
How long will it take to get my Google local listing live?
If your business is unclaimed on Google My Business, Google needs to verify the listing. You may receive a postcard, text message, phone call, or email with a verification code. Google determines what verification method to use based on how much information is already online about your business. The verification postcard can take 5 to 7 business days to arrive by mail. Once you have the verification code, you can log into your Google My Business account, enter your verification code to verify your GMB listing and get it live on Google.
What does the Google My Business verification postcard look like?
The Google My Business verification postcard can easily be construed as spam mail if the person receiving mail at your business isn’t aware the postcard is on the way. Here’s what it looks like:
How does OneListPlus ensure my correct business information is listed and other people are unable to change it?
The business information you enter becomes the correct source. Then, our technology locks, protects, and monitors your business listing from anyone who tries to change it. Plus, we can override incorrect business information on any of the directory partners listings with the most current and accurate information.
What is the difference between local listings and organic listings?
Local listings appear in search queries for local businesses, such as "restaurant near me." Ranking high in local search listings requires a business to optimize its location visibility online for search queries that contain local intent.
Organic listings are the natural listings of websites on a search result page. These are web pages that the search engine has crawled and deemed valuable for the search term entered. Ranking high in organic listings requires an optimized website structure and content that matches the search intent of the user.
Why is my business listing not showing up #1 on Google?
Verifying your Google My Business listing is the first step to making your business is eligible to appear on Google SERPs and Maps. Unfortunately, verification is not your ticket to the top rankings in Google local search. You will need to build your location authority over time to increase your rankings.
What reporting is included?
You can receive a monthly report, which includes updates in the directories you are listed in, duplicate suppressions and Google My Business and Facebook impressions and clicks on your profiles. You can set up your report frequency after enabling your digest email during setup or by clicking on Settings in the upper right-hand corner.
As long as you keep this service on your account, you will receive a report, summarizing the directories your business has been listed in and indicating any actions required to submit or improve your listings.
Is there a way to check to which extent the data listed in the directories is accurate and up-to-date?
OneList Plus provides a status check in order to be able to check the location data quality. The location data stored with OneList Plus are compared with the information published in the directories. You may track in the directory overview, if the data is incomplete, successfully transmitted and updated. You can click on the directories in your monthly report to see the information published.
What happens if I cancel OneList Plus?
Your listings will no longer be locked and protected. That means it's possible incorrect information about your business will reappear.
Business data changes for a number of reasons:
• Change of ownership
• The business moved
• Social posts
• Outdated data
• Data aggregations
• State tax forms
About 80 percent of consumers lose trust in a local business if they see incorrect or inconsistent contact details or business names online.