FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is Local FREE package really for free?

Is Local FREE package really for free?

Yes, that’s correct. You can promote your location for free with basic listing. You can also update your data anytime as long as you confirm every year that your business still operates. All your business details will be published and visible in GPS Listings directory but your data won’t be submitted through our network of  maps, online directories, data aggregators and other platforms.

Why should I choose any of your paid packages?

Why should I choose any of your paid packages?

The main advantage of both paid packages is that your business listing data will be published across our network of platforms (depend on chosen package) so your business will rank higher in local searches. Consequently you local clients will find you everywhere online.  Publishing through GPS listings is a great time saver as well.

 

What are the platforms included in Local Plus package?

What are the platforms included in Local Plus package?

Local Plus package enables you to submit your listing to the four main local data aggregators in the US:

  • Acxiom – http://www.acxiom.com/
  • Factual – https://factual.com/
  • Infogroup – http://www.infogroup.com/
  • Neustar – https://www.neustarlocaleze.biz/

* The package is only available for US based businesses. For all other countries please contact us for custom offer.

Why should I submit my listing to Local Data Aggregators?

Why should I submit my listing to Local Data Aggregators?

Local Data Aggregators are platforms which gather data on local companies such as their name, address, phone number, opening hours etc.

Local Data Aggregators then verify this data to ensure it is accurate and make the data available to Search Engines (e.g Google, Bing, Yahoo) as well as many online directories  and GPS services (e.g YP.com, Mapquest, TomTom)

Search engines, directories and GPS services then draw this data from aggregators databases so they can have accurate and up to date data visible in their own products. The major benefit of submitting your listing to data aggregators is that you get ‘trusted’ status within aggregator feeds to 3rd party sites.

Via data aggregators local businesses can make sure they have published accurate location data across the web for their locations, this in turn helps them to perform better in local search.

 

What are the platforms included in Local Pro package?

What are the platforms included in Local Pro package?

With this package your business data will be submitted and distributed across our entire network of publishers. All  platforms from Local Plus package are included in this package. In addition we submit and verify your data directly to the 30 TOP listings sites including Mapping services, Navigation platforms  and Online directories.

See the current list here: Google Maps, Apple maps, TomTom , Foursquare, Facebook, Bing Yelp, Yellowpages, Superpages, Mapquest, Manta, Local.com, Yellowbook, Merchantcircle, Chamber of Commerce, Best of the Web, Hotfrog, Brownbook, Cylex, Ezlocal, Tupalo, CitySquares, Getfave, 2findlocal, Angieslist, Showmelocal, Opendi.us, Lacartes, Golocal247, Hubbiz, Cybo, Aboutus, eLocal, Yelloyello, Myhuckleberry, Ebusinesspages…. We are continuously expanding our network with new relevant platforms.

*The package is only available for US based businesses. For all other countries please contact us for custom offer.

**We submit only to directories with highest citation value and domain authority in order to have maximum impact on your local SEO rankings.

What business information can I publish?

What business information can I publish?

Business listing content that can be published *:  Business name/Brand name, Business address, Contact phone number, Contact email, Main business category, Additional categories, Web URL, Cover photo, Additional photos, Logo, Opening hours, Description, Keywords, Social URL’s.

*We will our best to distribute as much content as possible but published data may vary depending on individual publishing platform or website.

How exactly the submission process works?

How exactly the submission process works?

After you submit your location data to GPS LISTINGS , an order confirmation with billing details will be sent to your email. Upon receipt of your payment we start submitting your data to platforms and databases.

Our submissions are all done manually by our team. We have a professional and tested approach to submissions and deep knowledge of the platforms we use.

When you submit your data to us we first check for any possible errors or inconsistencies in the data provided. We then trigger the submission or update into the platforms.

We create a unique email account for each customer. We then create user accounts on each platform using these unique email accounts.

Any verification emails are sent to these unique email addresses and we clicks on the verification links in the emails to complete the submissions.

At the end of submission process we add the email account details to the report which you will receive by email.

 

Who is the owner of claimed listings?

Who is the owner of claimed listings?

After the submission we provide all login credentials so you have full ownership of your claimed listings forevermore.

Taking ownership of your local listings means that you control the information they display. You can update it at any point and also prevent 3rd parties from publishing false information.

How manny listing can I submit with one account? 

There is no limitation but adding manny listings manually can be time consuming. If you would like to submit more than 10 listings please contact us and we’ll upload your listings via spreadsheet.

Will you take care of existing duplicate listings?

Will you take care of existing duplicate listings?

We will find all duplicate listings and will take all possible action to remove duplicates from publishing platforms.  This feature is available in Local PRO package only.  

 

When can I expect my business listing will start appearing online?

When can I expect my business listing will start appearing online?

Different publishers have varying timetables for updates. Publishing terms can be located on the internet sites of specific platform. Nonetheless we have no impact on the update regularity, yet we can guarantee we will certainly start submitting your data to the platforms right after your purchase. A general timeline for publishing is between 14 and 90 days.

Our business operates on more locations. Can I get a discount?

Our business operates on more locations. Can I get a discount?

We can offer custom pricing if your business operate on more than 10 locations.  You can manage all your locations from single dashboard. Please get in contact and request a free quote.

Can I update my business listing?

Can I update my business listing?

You have  1-year of free and unlimited listing updates starting from your initial point of purchase. You can update your data any time in GPS Listings dashboard and we will facilitate you changes through our network.  However, to speed up the updating process you should always send reminder about your update to our email updates@gpslistings.com.

What happens if I don’t renew the service after one year?

What happens if I don’t renew the service after one year?

In this case your data won’t get deleted from the platforms but also won’t be updated through GPS listings anymore. Some providers may keep your listings active and some require that location data must be refreshed on annual basis. 

Through purchasing aggregator submissions, your listings are managed and marked with a trusted data stamp for 12 months.  There is a renewal fee to repurchase your submissions to the aggregators and keep your data trusted. The renewal fee is the same as for initial submission/update.

We recommend keeping your online listings verified and trusted that means to update your data on all platforms at least once a year.  Renewing a service keeps your data consistent and 100% accurate.

How does submission report looks like?

How does submission report looks like?

Local PRO package includes also a full report of links and statuses of listings we have created for your listing.

Click to see example of the report bellow. 

 

Do you guarantee that all listings submissions will be published?

Do you guarantee that all listings submissions will be published?

We don’t control the publishing policies of the directories we submit to so we can not guarantee listings on all network of platforms.

If for whatever reason this happens we will submit to additional sites until we reach 30 sites. However we do prioritise directories which are high value sites and will be added into final submission report.