Did you know you can get a free business listing with photos, videos and more on one of the largest sites on the web? In this fourth post of this blog series about MapQuest’s Local Business Center, we’ll walk you through how to add all of this great content to your MapQuest business listing.
Business Photos and Video
Stand out from the crowd by posting photos and a video of your business! Once you’ve logged into the Local Business Center, go to the Enhance My Listing page and add a “Storefront Photo” so that customers can easily recognize your business from the road. If you have photos of your store’s interior or other relevant photos, add these to “Additional Photos”. Make sure all photos are high quality images and enter a brief caption describing the photos, ideally using relevant keywords in order to optimize your search engine ranking. A YouTube video can also be added. Just copy and paste the link to your video into the text box next to the “YouTube Video” section on the same page.
Business Hours and Payment Methods
Help customers easily find your business hours by adding them to the Enhance My Listing page under “Business Hours”. Be specific so that customers know which days of the week and hours of the day you are open. You can also let customers know the types of credit cards accepted, whether you take cash or checks, and if financing and invoicing are available options, under the “Payment Methods” section of the same page.
Location and Parking Tips
Help customers find your business easily by giving them details on where to park. These could be tips such as “Take the elevator to the 3rd floor, and go to the last door on the right” or, “Look for a blue building with a white door.” Parking can also be a source of difficulty for customers, so it may help them if you provide tips as to the best place to park, how to get there, and how much it will cost. This is also a great place to mention if your business validates parking or offers valet parking. You can make all these edits on the Enhance My Listing page.
Success Story: Play Music & Art
Play Music & Art, a small business in Canton, GA, took full advantage of their listing with a great storefront photo, video and parking info. Take a peak at their business listing to see what’s possible in your own.
MapQuest users love business listings with photos, videos and parking tips – hopefully you’ll take a few minutes and update your listing with this great info!