Get Businesses Listed to 150+ Online Directories

When was the last time that you picked up a physical phone book? When was the last time that you actually thumbed through the Yellow Pages to find a local sushi restaurant? These days, I think most of us are much more likely to do our business searches online, both on the computer and on our mobile devices. That’s why businesses need to get listed in these online directories.

The trouble, of course, is that there are so many directories and it can be terribly time-consuming to submit them all manually. Thankfully, there’s an easier way and you can cash in on the opportunity with Geo Marketing Pro, the product that we are highlighting in today’s review. Let’s have a look at how it works.

Sell Business Listings as a Service

Basically, Geo Marketing Pro is a plugin for WordPress that can either be implemented on its own or it can be integrated as part of a larger online business. For instance, you might already sell SEO services. You could then upsell your clients on business listings too.

The WordPress plugin effectively has two components that interact with one another. On the one side, you have your customer interface. On the other side, you have your admin interface from within the WordPress dashboard. Combined, you have the ability to sell the service to list these businesses in the various online directories.

Geo Marketing Pro don’t list the businesses directly. Instead, it outputs a CSV file that is pre-formatted to work with the underlying service provider, Universal Business Listings. UBL fully endorses and encourages the use of this plugin.

A Look at the User Interface

If you go to the screenshots section on the website, you can get a good look at both sides of the user interface. Keep in mind that re-selling the service offered by Universal Business Listing is nothing new; it’s just the Geo Marketing Pro plugin makes it easier.

Here’s what your customer will see. They simply fill out the main fields, like the company name, phone number, and physical address. This information is automatically entered into your database and translated into a UBL-friendly CSV file. You then access it through the admin area.

And here’s the basic admin area. Each customer is provided with an ID number and then you can click on the “export customer list” button toward the top to get your file. This file is then submitted to Universal Business Listing and your clients are listed in the various directories. It’s a very simple process and it could prove to be a great upsell (or even a standalone product sale) for both in-person sales and online sales.

What Business Directories Are Included?

Here’s the impressive part. Despite being fundamentally a single submission to UBL, your customers’ businesses can then get listed in up to 150 different online directories.

Some of the names that might stand out for you include Ask, BlackBerry, Bing, Go2, Local.com, MapQuest, YellowPages.com, Verizon, OnStar, and Mio. They also work with the GPS navigation systems installed in various vehicles, including Audi, Honda, Nissan, and Jaguar. Have you ever searched for a point of interest on a GPS device? Those listings have to come from somewhere!

How Much Does It Cost?

This is a pretty straightforward online business opportunity; it’s just up to you to get the sales. As far as the plugin itself, it retails for $97. This includes both the US/Canada version and the UK version, as well as a license key that is good for up to five activations of the plugin. You can recoup some of these costs through the affiliate program too, which offers a 50% commission through Plimus. The catch is that each submission to UBL costs about $39, so keep that in mind when pricing your services to customers.

The guys behind Geo Marketing Pro have also issued a 25% off coupon. Use the coupon code “Listing” but know that it’s limited to the first 20 people who use it.

CLICK HERE TO BUY GEO MARKETING PRO


45 thoughts on “Get Businesses Listed to 150+ Online Directories”

  1. Nice to see that online directories are still going on … and new products, software and plugins are coming on …

    1. Is there any software/plugin that help submit link automatically to various directories?

      1. Hi Michael,

        This is a pretty good post. It’s obvious that not many people use physical books like Yellow Pages to look up things anymore. However, online directories are still very incomplete. Trying to find some places online is sometimes very frustrating and even impossible.

        Helping people to get their businesses listed could be a good business. I wonder though how it can be demonstrated that getting listed would bring in more business to them.

        Are there any case studies? What is the average ROI?

        1. Austin says:

          ROI case studies? You set your own price for the listing service. So, you’re ROI is dependent on the mark-up you set for yourself. Then of course you’ll have to subtract any overhead and/or advertising costs.

          Anyway, I got this idea when a bed-and-breakfast owner told me he hardly received any business until they got their business listed on Google Maps. Works like a charm for destination businesses.

      2. Austin says:

        Not yet, Shanker. I will press to find out of we can open up the API’s for direct submission.

    2. I wonder how long time it takes for Google to find Geo Marketing Pro and call it buying links and you get less of your site.

  2. fazal mayar says:

    yep nice to see the online directories still rolling, i wasnt really aware.

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Well, these are also directories that used for GPS systems to indicate POI, as well as services like Google and Bing for business search.

      1. Good hack for small businesses sites.

      2. Patrick says:

        That quite a list. Wonder what happens when any one of these directories slightly changes there submission process.

  3. George Van says:

    I think that there is reason to register your business in online register , cause people use them every day – like me! 🙂 If I had a business I would do!

  4. sanu says:

    Nice to see that online directories are still going on … and new products, software and plugins are coming on …

  5. That is not a bad deal. Business listings seem to carry legitimate weight in the SEO world, especially localized ones.

    Thanks for the recommendation. I will check it out, Michael…:)

    Mark

  6. Whitney says:

    Hey John awesome post dude. I’m a huge fan. I just did a post about you entitled 5 reasons I could take on John Chow in a fight. It’s just jokes man so don’t take it personal. I put the link to my blog in the url field of the comment. Peace man.

    1. hey that’s an interesting post. I missed it where John claims that he is an Ultimate Fighting Championship contestant?

      1. Hardly i see john reply back through a comment on other blog, you are a lucky dude. But do you think you could you take me on whitney?

  7. directories will help to boost our serp in search engines

  8. fas says:

    Interesting stuff. Online directories are still a hot option.

  9. Erwin Miradi says:

    I’ve done this kind of submitting back when I was started few years ago. Unfortunately I found out that it was somekind of spammy action. I don’t know about now though. I think I’ll give it a try once again. I hope it worth the price. Thanks for sharing, Michael.

    1. Austin says:

      Erwin. Keep in mind that this isn’t just submitting to lame directories. This is submitting to top notch outlets that people use. Like Google, OnStar, GPS systems in cars, Mapsco… etc. This is very different than the submitting to weak no-name directories in the early 2000’s.

      1. Erwin Miradi says:

        How are you so sure that I was submitting to lame weak no-name directories? Did I even mention the program?
        And anyway I was referring to the submission process, not the directories. No matter on what directories we are submitting, the massive submit always considered as spam.
        And I said I’ll try to your service. You guys look so humble and nice, I can’t wait to use the service.

        1. Austin says:

          Erwin. You remember in the early to mid 2000’s when people thought they could just throw up a “business directory” and charge companies to be a part of them? That’s what I was refering to.

          I agree that too many back links too quickly can be viewed as spammy by G. I used to own a site called snipsly and we sponsored a WP theme for back links. We got 10’s of thousands, but it didn’t do us any good because it was unnatural link growth.

          Anyway, submitting to these directories is top notch. From what I’ve seen this can get many local businesses on first page SERP when used in conjunction with social marketing.

          1. Erwin Miradi says:

            Yes I do remember that Austin. Anyway thanks for sharing the info.

      2. Austin is absolutely right, you can put you in the 1000 directories and nothing happens in the SERP, that’s history now.

  10. Lakhyajyoti says:

    It is a great deal.Planning to grab it very soon.

  11. Virtual Tour says:

    Why do this over buying services like this through JustAFive?

    1. According to Google rules, “do not buy links”, maybe Geo Marketing Pro is not so good idea.

  12. PPC Ian says:

    Seems like a cool service, worth checking out. My only worry is could this look like too many inbound links at once to search engines?

  13. Many list are available in online just we need to collect and submit our sites

  14. if we get approved in all directories its more worth

  15. imould says:

    It worth reading
    thank you for sharing

    1. Agree Imould it’s all the worth appreciated ..

  16. There are more specialized directories and search engines available & glad to know that John is preferring to directory’s..

  17. Erwin Miradi says:

    I reread this post and I say I like the first paragraph. It’s funny since the old guys here actually still using the Yellow Pages lol :D.

  18. Essays says:

    Is it going to help in SEO as well? I would like to purchase it if it creates valuable back links for my site which are do follow.

    1. Yeah Essays you should purchase it…

  19. Techmug says:

    Great mate
    It heps yo grab sales or followers fast
    or with this get calls

  20. Directories are the best way to get one way backlinks for our site

  21. Well Michael it’s a beautiful post and thank you for this effort.

  22. Gift Ideas says:

    I like your interface. your user interface are very attractive.

  23. Amani says:

    Nowdays most people googled everything for informations

  24. Directories also other way of gettling listed in search engines

    1. who2india says:

      Its one of the great and best way to get listed.

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