Local Search Listings Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs
Q: What does it cost to have Gail Gardner at GrowMap submit my listings?
A: $200 for the basic listings which includes claiming your Google Places listing plus $75 paid to UBL (exact cost for their essential service).
Q: I thought the advertising was free? Why do I have to pay?
A: The advertising IS free – you are paying for my time and experience to get you the best listings possible.
Q: Do you outsource any of the work?
A: No. ALL keyword research, copywriting and submissions are done by Gail herself so you get the full benefit or her experience.
Q: Why does it cost so much?
A: Much time goes into researching every keyword used in your listings and searching for the perfect categories. (Category choice is critical in determining how much traffic and how many search results your business will appear in. Writing compelling copy that incorporates as many of your products, services and keywords in fields limited to 200 characters also takes much time. I sometimes spend dozens of hours to get your listing just right – even when that means I am giving away more of my time than I charged you.
Q: How much do other Local Directory Listing Services charge?
A: Many agencies charge $399 discounted to $99 just for your Google Places listing. Other consultants who have learned from my blog charge as much as $1500 for the same services I offer. I am researching common fees to better illustrate what a value having me do your listings truly is.
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Q: What happens if you already have local listings you have claimed on Google Places or elsewhere?
A: Claimed listings are NOT overwritten or updated. Listings that have NOT been claimed can be edited or added to by using this process.
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