Have you completed your FREE Discover Bradenton business listing yet? If not, you’re missing out! Here six important benefits you simply can’t afford to ignore.
1. Reviews & Ratings
Getting your customers to leave reviews on sites like Google and Yelp can sometimes feel like pulling teeth. Even worse, if a disgruntled customer leaves a bad review, it can be a poor reflection on your business. Without a flood of positive reviews, it’s very difficult to bounce back from this.
At Discover Bradenton, we actively encourage our users to leave reviews on our business listings – sometimes even holding contests and giveaways in exchange for honest reviews. We also feature a “Discover Bradenton Business of the Week” and encourage our Facebook followers to give shout-outs to businesses that provide them with a stellar experience.
If a paid member receives a negative review, we’ll also try to help you resolve the issue and/or solicit more positive reviews to support your listing. Since 90% of customers read online reviews before visiting a business, this service is incredibly valuable!
2. Search Intent
On major search engines like Google, you have a ton of competition. Unless you’ve hired an SEO expert, it’s very difficult to snag one of the top positions in search engine results. On the other hand, when users visit the Discover Bradenton directory, most do so with the intent of finding new and interesting local businesses to visit or reputable companies to hire.
Some may use the search feature to find the exact type of business they’re looking for (ex. searching for “pizza restaurant). However, most users simply browse through categories, like “dining & nightlife,” for more information. In both cases, they’re more likely to come across your listing on Discover Bradenton than they are to reach your website through a Google search.
3. Local Prospects
Most people who visit Discover Bradenton are area residents or visitors who are looking for local businesses to support. This means they’re more likely to visit your business or buy your product after seeing your listing in the directory.
Discover Bradenton is positioned as a high-quality local resource dedicated to supporting local businesses. Having a listing in the directory also shows that you’re a business that cares about this cause.
4. Organic Growth
All Discover Bradenton listings have built-in features that allow users to “favorite” a listing so they can come back later. They can also add businesses to lists they’ve created and easily share a business with a click of a button.
Paid memberships also allow you to add your website address and social media links. Click-throughs from our site can help increase your web traffic and grow your social following.
5. Active Promotion
Discover Bradenton is a quickly growing organization that is putting effort and resources into promoting both our site and the businesses that are listed on it. We currently have over 10,500 Facebook followers and an active presence on other social media platforms. We also attend many local in-person networking groups with the intention of making connections and promoting our member businesses. When you add your business to our directory, you’ll receive all the benefits that come along with our continued growth.
6. Citation and Backlinks
Local listing sites like Discover Bradenton give you the opportunity to get your business’s NAP (name, address, phone number) listed online. This is known as “citation,” and it helps to improve your visibility and credibility. Adding a detailed business description to your listing and including some of your primary keywords will give you another chance to rank on Google searches.
In addition, paid members can add links back to their website and landing pages in multiple places on the Discover Bradenton website. This will give your site an additional SEO boost.
List Your Business Today!
Discover Bradenton memberships start at just $25 a month and offer many additional benefits. As a paid member, you’ll have the ability to share and promote your events, add a photo gallery and video to your listing, book appointments directly from your listing, and more.
However, you don’t have to spend a dime to start enjoying the benefits of a Discover Bradenton listing! We offer a free simplified listing to all businesses in Manatee County. Check out our membership page and scroll to the bottom to join as a member or complete your free listing today.
Want to learn more about our membership options or see a demo? We’re happy to help! Contact us today to schedule a Zoom call.