In this 3-minute read:
- Why use YP.com for your business
- How to create and claim your YP.com business listing
- What should you do after you claim your YellowPages.com listing?
YP.com, also known as The Real Yellow Pages, gets more than 60 million visitors each month. That’s a lot of opportunity for your business to shine with a directory listing on their site.
Traditionally, YP.com was the Yellow Pages that we used before the internet opened up a new world for us. They have adapted their platform because they know how important it is for businesses to show up online in this digital age.
Why use YP.com for your business
YP.com is currently run by a company called Thryv. And over the last 125 years, the people in this company have helped small businesses get found by consumers through solid marketing practices and new technologies.
They have built this online directory to help lead more consumers to your business, and you should take advantage of it.
Here are a few benefits your business can receive from being listed on YP.com:
- List your website for free
- Get found by more customers
- Improve local SEO
- Advertising capabilities to show your business to even more consumers
How to create and claim your YP.com business listing
Let’s get down to it.
Step 1: Go to YP.com and sign up for an account.
Go to yellowpages.com and click “Sign Up” in the top right corner.
You have the option to sign up with Facebook or Google or to set up a new user account with your email. Any of these options will work. Click “Join YP!”
Step 2: Create your YP.com business listing
Next, go back to the home page for yellowpages.com and scroll down to the “Claim your business section.” Click “Get Your Free Listing!”
Or, you can go directly to this link.
Next, type in your business name and phone number on the screen you are brought to. Click “Get my free listing.”
Then, fill out your contact information and click “Claim Now.”
After that, you will be brought to a form to fill out your business information. If your business already exists on yellowpages.com then some of this information will be filled out for you. If the form is blank, that means your business doesn’t exist and you can add it now.
Add the following information to this form:
- Business name
- Business address
- City, state, zip
- Business owner first and last name
- Business email (for customers to contact you)
- Business category
- Description of your business
Step 3: Verify your YP.com business listing
The last step is to claim your YP.com business listing with a phone call. Simply click “Verify by phone” and YP.com will place an automated call to your business. They will show a code on-screen for you to enter into the keypad on your business phone. Once that is done, your business is officially verified on YP.com!
Now that you’ve claimed your YellowPages.com business listing, what’s next?
You have an official business listing on YP.com, congratulations! But what should you do next? We have some great next steps to help you improve your online visibility.
First, YP.com is only one of many online directories that your business should be listed on. We have provided several guides and a list of free business listing sites to help you get started.
Next, there are several other steps you can take to improve your online visibility outside of online directory listings. Check out our 15 free tips for better search rankings.
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