Claim your listing on the new BrightLocal Agency Directory to begin generating leads from businesses that are searching for help with digital marketing right now.
Every week, BrightLocal’s Customer Success team receives requests for recommendations of top-rated agencies that can help our local business customers with their digital marketing. And, just as often, we receive requests from agencies and consultants to be added to our legacy lists of Top SEO Agencies.
We wanted to help bridge this gap between businesses in need of digital marketing assistance and the many talented agencies and freelancers operating in the US and actively seeking new leads.
Introducing the Agency Directory
Today, we launched the Agency Directory – an in-depth directory of digital marketing agencies and consultants offering services including local SEO, PPC, SEO, and web design, in 1,000 cities in the USA*.
A listing on the Agency Directory allows you to show off the key business information that potential leads need to know about when searching for services, so you can start generating leads right from your listing.
Getting listed on the Agency Directory means you can feature on up to 5 lists of the top-rated agencies in the nearest city to ensure you’re being seen by businesses at the time they want to buy. Whether a business is looking for a local SEO agency in New York City, the best web designers in West Des Moines, or a great PPC provider in Portland, we have local lists aplenty!
*We plan to extend the Agency Directory in the near future to Canada, the UK, and Australia later this year.
Becoming an Agency Directory Partner
It’s free to claim your listing and enjoy the benefits of appearing in local lists for the services you offer.
However, if you’d like to improve your chances of impressing potential customers, you can upgrade to become an Agency Directory Partner.
Becoming a Partner allows you to:
- Get priority positioning on local lists to help your agency be seen by local businesses in need
- Show off your key clients and case studies to tell the story of your agency’s best work
- Remove links to Similar Companies on your listing to make sure searchers are only focused on you
- Select and display the industries that you specialize in
- Link through to your website to help potential customers learn more your business
- See daily updates of your latest Google reviews, so your reputation stays up-to-date and your listing remains fresh!
And, of course, it also means you can enjoy the whole BrightLocal toolset – including our brand-new grid tracker, Local Search Grid!
Partner status is reserved for BrightLocal users on a Multi Business, SEO Pro, or Enterprise plan. You can also enjoy these bonus features during your 14-day free BrightLocal trial.
So, how do I claim my Agency Directory listing?
We wanted to make sure the Agency Directory was helpful for local businesses from day one, so we’ve added a number of agencies to the Directory to get started. But this is where you come in.
Whether you’re already listed or not, if you’re a digital marketing agency or consultant based in the US, you can claim your listing right now. It’s entirely free to join the Agency Directory – all you need is a BrightLocal login. This applies to both BrightLocal customers and non-customers, with no purchase necessary to claim and maintain your listing.
1. Head to the Agency Directory to search for your agency
Browse the list of local agencies in your city or state, or search for your agency to find your listing.
No listing? No worries! Head straight to the brand-new Agency Directory Details section of your BrightLocal account to add in all the information about your agency.
2. If you find your agency is already listed, click ‘Claim Your Listing’
This will connect the listing to your BrightLocal account.
If you’re completely new to BrightLocal, you’ll take a short pit stop to register and get your account set up and ready to connect.
3. You’ll be taken to Agency Directory Details to edit your details
Whether you’re adding a completely new listing or claiming one that’s already live, Agency Directory Details is the central hub of all the information displayed in your listing.
Here, you can manage a number of key elements of your listing, including your contact details, information about your agency and clients, Google reviews connection, and links to your social media profiles.
Once you’re happy with your information, hit ‘Submit For Verification’ at the bottom of the page.
4. We’ll verify your listing, and email you when it’s live
To ensure the Agency Directory is as useful as possible for businesses (and free of spam!), we manually verify every listing to ensure they are in the correct location, are legitimate digital marketers, and belong to the person claiming the listing.
During particularly busy periods, this may take us a little bit of time, so please bear with us. We’ll email you once your listing has been verified.
Once your listing is live, you can sit back and rest assured your listing is in safe hands.
If your agency catches a lead’s eye, they can email or call you from the details supplied on your listing. Emails will land in the inbox of the directory contact you designated in your Agency Directory Details.
In the near future, we plan to introduce additional functionality to our Agency Lead Generator to help you keep track of the number of calls, website clicks, and views your listing gets – as well as to help you see all of the email leads you get in one place. Watch your inbox, as we’ll be sure to update you when this is live.
You can update your listing details at any point in your BrightLocal account, and update your clients, case studies, and industry specialisms to reflect your latest work.
Reviews also update automatically to help ensure your listing stays fresh – you don’t need to touch a thing! As an added bonus, any time you update your listing, you will be featured on the main page for your city to be even more visible to potential leads.
Want to know more?
To find out more about the Agency Directory, visit our Help Center:
If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to BrightLocal support or share your thoughts in the comments below.