(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Today, 1&1 Internet (www.1and1.com) introduces its new 1&1 ListLocal which gives companies a better chance to be easily and quickly found online. Now small- and medium-sized companies have the opportunity to feature their contact details instantly on more than 55 online directories, search engines, apps and map services.
As conventional advertising tools and traditional directories lose their significance, the 1&1 ListLocal tool offers a favorably priced alternative for businesses to be found by potential customers. Today, 85% of consumers are searching for local product and services on the Web. This is largely reflected by mobile searches which are significantly increasing due to the rise of smartphones use. Furthermore, 88% of the customers conducting a mobile search for a service actually visit or contact this company within 24 hours. Thus, it is very important for local companies to be prominently positioned online and offer the right information. If companies cannot be found the Internet or faulty information is provided (such as address, hours, phone numbers, etc.), this will often result in lost customer leads. Unfortunately, this applies to a significant amount of local companies.
In order to provide these companies with a good perspective of their current position online, 1&1 is offering a free online check enabling them to test their searchability on the Internet based on company name and address.
1&1 is excited to deliver ListLocal to businesses so they can quickly and effectively advance their online presence. Only a few steps are needed to add important company details more than 55 of the leading online directories (including Google+, Bing, Facebook, Yelp, and MerchantCircle to name a few).
Beginners and professionals users alike can count on low maintenance, great accessibility, and more customer contacts with improved visibility on the Web. There is now no longer a need to register with each, individual platform. The initial entry and all subsequent updates (like changes in opening hours) are performed only once from one, central location. The entry status and customer feedback from each portal can be viewed within the platform as well. This data can be used for both advertising and as insight to advance the company’s own offerings. With a complete profile on each individual directory and register, the business will profit from better visibility and search engine placement.
1&1 ListLocal is offered as Basic and Pro packages. Businesses can leverage the Basic version and listing in up to 30 directories starts as low as $9.99/month for the first year (regularly $19.99/month). In addition to the maximum reach of 55+ directories, the Pro version, available for as low as $29.99/month for the first year (regularly $59.99/month), also includes the management of two office locations.
Additional information about ListLocal is available at www.1and1.com or visit blog.1and1.com for more SMB advice.
About 1&1 Internet Inc.:
1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with a market cap of more than $8 billion. Founded in 1988, 1&1’s global community is over 13 million customer contracts strong. The 1&1 Group manages more than 19 million domain names worldwide. More than 70,000 servers run in 1&1’s seven state-of-the-art, green data centers. The company’s U.S. headquarters is located in Chesterbrook, Pa. For more information, visit www.1and1.com or contact the company at 1-877-GO-1AND1, on Facebook, or www.twitter.com/1and1.