Webs Launches “Local Search,” a Local Listings Tool that Makes It Easy and Affordable for Small Businesses to Get Found Online
Tool enables the small business to connect with local customers by submitting it to more than 100 local listings sites and major search engines
SILVER SPRING, Md. October 21, 2014 – Webs, the digital services division of Vistaprint N.V. (Nasdaq: VPRT) and provider of the world’s premier marketing platform for the small business, today announced the launch of “Local Search,” a new online local listings tool for small businesses. The tool enables a small business to quickly get listed in more than 100 local listings sites and major search engines, exposing it to prospective customers. The listings include the top local search directories such as Google, Bing, AOL, Yahoo, Yelp, YP.com and more.
Local Search works for small businesses with and without physical presences. SMBs simply provide basic company details with an easy-to-use guided tool, taking less than five minutes to get submitted to more than 100 online directories. Once submitted, businesses can easily monitor and update their listings via an online dashboard.
The tool enables small business owners to easily and affordably connect with customers who are ready to buy. In fact, comScore research shows more than half of all local searches result in a purchase. If a business’s online profile or website with information on how and where to make a purchase aren’t readily available, prospective customers could choose a different business.
Local Search also includes a free check on whether a business is already included in top local directories. In addition to small business owners, marketing agencies can use Local Search to improve their clients’ local search results. The subscription-based service is available for $6.99 per month per business.
“We’ve found that most of our customers build a website to attract new customers to their business and provide a platform to sell their products online,” said Scott Bowen, general manager at Webs. “If a company’s website or online profile isn’t easily found on local listings sites and search engines, customers will never know about that company and its offerings. Local Search isn’t just for businesses with a physical presence – it’s a tool any business looking to grow its sales can benefit from.”
Webs provides an easy-to-use, reliable and cost-effective marketing platform specifically designed for the small business. The Webs platform today powers the online marketing of millions of small businesses around the globe with its complete suite of products: Webs, Pagemodo™, and ContactMe™. Webs customers tap the power of individual marketing products that enable small businesses to launch online, get noticed, engage customers and grow. With website building, support for ecommerce, social marketing tools, contact management and mobile applications, Webs makes small business simple. Webs product brands for the small business include Webs, the world’s most popular website builder; Pagemodo™, the award-winning social marketing suite; and ContactMe™, the segment’s first online customer relationship management tool. Founded in 2001, Webs is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vistaprint N.V. (Nasdaq: VPRT), a leading online provider of professional marketing products and services to small business owners.
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