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How to get your Business listed online? Ways to get your business listed online for FREE

Updated on March 17, 2016

How to get your Business listed online? Ways to get your business listed online for FREE

Getting listed online is important for businesses to increase their B2B (business-to-business) as well as B2C (Business to consumer) exposure. Whether you are selling a product or providing a service, you need customers, clients and vendors to find you. And there’s no better way than to list your business online. You will get 10 customers visiting your site only if your site appears at least 1000 times in search engine results or on paid listings. Today, most businesses have taken to E-commerce. Similarly, online advertising campaigns are predominant today as more and more people take to the internet. Nearly 50% people use their mobile phones to search for products or services. Below are various ways through which one can get his/her business listed online.

Google My Business: Most of the Web traffic gets routed through Google. Google is the preferred search engine worldwide. So what better place to get your business listed than with Google itself!! Google My Business connects you directly with customers, whether they are looking for you on Search results, Maps or Google+. It is suitable for all devices, including mobile phones. It also helps create a loyal fan base.

Google My Business also provides an App service through which you can share photos, provide updates on your business and get connected with customers.

Google Adwords: Adwords is a paid service offered by Google. You can advertise your business and market your products and services online through Adwords campaign. Adwords offers a highly professional service and Ads are targeted towards customers, country wise and region wise. Signing up for Adwords is free. You can start with a budget of Rs 1,000 per day. You need to pay only when someone clicks on ads to visit your website. Google has a 24/7 dedicated support team to answer your queries

Facebook: You can promote your business online using social networking sites like Facebook. Businesses search for authenticated and trusted partners on Google. Many Business deals are completed through Facebook. Customers also prefer to search products and services on Facebook, especially locally based ones. Customer Review for products is also available on Facebook

Free online directories:

Online directories offer listing service for businesses.

Bing Business Portal allows business owners to manage local listings on Bing. You can upload your logo, photos, deals and any other important information on Bing Business portal

LinkedIn: LinkedIn is the largest professional networking site. It is a great site to create a page for your business. You can find business partners, clients and customers on LinkedIn.

OLX: OLX offers free local listing service in India. Whether you want to sell you car, buy real estate or find jobs, OLX offers everything. OLX also offers its own app

Quikr: Offers Free classifieds service like OLX. You can post ads to buy or sell anything on Quikr

Sulekha: Another Local business listing platform popular in India

LinkIndia: Provides E-commerce solutions and Web promotion apart from Free listing service. Allows you to post items for sale for free. More than 10 million people use Craigslist each month

Yalwa Business Directory: Helps locals find information about businesses in their local community. Yalwa users will be able to find business listings across diverse industries, in each neighborhood and city of India.

Yellow Pages: One of the Good old ways to get your business listed is through Yellowpages. Businesses can add listings on Yellowpages. While the modern generation doesn’t have much idea about Yellowpages, it’s still one of the trusted platforms among many people

Create your own e Commerce website/app: Apart from listing your business online, you could create your own e-Commerce online store to market your product or service. There are many free online platforms that enable you to create your e-commerce site. There are many benefits in owing a site. Your site will appear directly on search engine results, thereby reducing advertising costs. You can conduct your entire business through your website and obtain customer payments online through payment gateways like Paypal. Customers can register product reviews on your site. It will improve your business. You could also embed an e-commerce app in your website, enabling customers to download the same

To know how to create your own e-commerce website, you can check the below hub


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