By Dilip Deshpande
Yahoo Small Business, Product Manager
We’ve updated our Localworks product that allows businesses to build and control their local online digital presence. Localworks is not just a paid business listing service – it also comes with pack of features to help you gain a competitive edge in the current market.
With three different plans, users can choose the package that fits their business needs. Updating listings information in the Yahoo Local website directory has never been this easy. With Localworks Starter packages that include Yahoo Local and six other essential directory listing sites, your business information will be updated in real-time. As a business owner, you will have full control of your business information, and you will be able to upload enhanced listing content such as a photo gallery, videos, calendar of special events, and promotions. You will also get access to our “Digital Assistant”, a text bot that will assist you in updating your hours of operation, adding photos, and many other items using your mobile phone. The starter package also offers robust analytics to track your business performance, all at a very affordable cost.
With nearly 60% of searches happening on mobile devices, millions of users are looking for business addresses and phone numbers, hours of operation, driving directions, menus, photo galleries, and reviews before they make a visit to the physical location of a business. As a business, if your listing information does not include this enhanced content, or if you are not monitoring your business reputation, you might be losing customers.
For businesses that want to control their business information across most of the local directories on the Internet and closely monitor user reviews, understand user sentiment and how they compete in local search, Localworks by Yahoo Small Business is a comprehensive solution.
With our higher end packages, in a single dashboard, businesses can
- Publish business listings in 60+ directories (Including maps, GPS, social media sites)
- Eliminate duplicate business records appearing in the Local Search ecosystem
- Connect to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter
- Monitor and reply to user reviews from all major review sources
- Compare with 5 other competitors (local or national)
- Generate reviews through our website widgets
- Understand customer reviews with Sentiment Analysis
- Receive In-depth analytics
Yahoo Small Business also offers a free business listing scan tool, where businesses can easily find out how their information is listed across 60+ directories and clearly identify errors in location data across local listing networks before signing up for a premium Localworks service.
About Yahoo Small Business
For the past 20 years, Yahoo Small Business has helped millions of businesses get online and grow their presence on the Internet. Whether you hope to start a side business or are currently running a multi-million dollar venture, you can trust Yahoo’s proven online business experience, powerful yet easy-to-use solutions, and broad community support to help your business succeed online. Learn more at: https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com