When you’ve got a great client, going through the basic steps of Local Search optimization/marketing is really pretty easy. This week, in our continuing pursuit of a strong local presence for our client, we walked the gentleman through claiming and improving his Google LBC listing. The phone verification went off without a hitch and I was pleased to see the information almost instantly updated in Quast Automotive’s auto repair garage Maps listing.
Armed with the confidence gained from claiming his listing in Google’s LBC, Jon Quast was ready to go take on his Yahoo Local listing for his auto repair garage on his own. Looks like we have a little cleaning up his categories to do there, but he did a great job and is taking a keen interest in the various opportunities there are out there for improving his local visibility.
Yahoo had totally lost Jon’s business listing for a few weeks there. We have no idea why it disappeared. Now that Jon has gone and added the business back in, it’s appearing again, though the map continues to be way off. I’ll be giving Yahoo a call in the coming week.
On the MapQuest front, I wrote to VP Mark Law this afternoon to let him know that, just as was predicted, the incorrect location of my client’s business was attended to in just a week or so from the date I reported the problem. Fast and great. We have only one small problem. The business is still not quite in the right place. We’re getting closer with the new MapQuest map, but the image below shows that we’re still not quite there yet.