Local Directory Service - FAQ!
What business information is required?Our Service Details Form asks for all the information needed. The information requested in step 5 of the order process is available here: required business information.
Are there any restrictions on what kinds or type of web sites that you will accept for the local database submission and listing service?Yes, there are... This service is for U.S. based businesses ONLY. We do NOT accept adult entertainment, gambling, and controversial businesses. Additionally, the business must have a physical address and valid phone number.
Majon International reserves the right to conduct business with only those parties that they deem fit and to refuse service to anyone for rude and obnoxious behavior, misrepresentations of any kind, violations of general internet policies such as spam and/or continual customer complaints for products and/or services offered.
Does this local database submission service also submit my web site URL into the search engines as well?No! These are different types of submissions and different data pools are utilized for search results for mobile and local listings. General submission into search engines is a very different process and is a service that we offer separately: Advanced Ad Search Engine Registration Service.
Are there any dangers from using BOTH the Local Database Submission service and the Web Directory Submission (linking) services from a search engine point of view?No, you can definitely use BOTH services at the same time and benefit greatly from each. There are no conflicts whatsoever from using both; there are only benefits!
How is the local database submission service different from your web directory submission service?Definition / Comparisons
The Local Database Submission service submits to a variety of location/local based internet web databases - as well as other local search services including Yellow Pages, 411, and several popular GPS Navigation Databases. This is an especially important service if you are targeting a local market audience or are promoting a brick-and-mortar business that has a specific physical location.
One important thing to recognize is that there are now more searches being done with mobile devices such as cell phones and navigation units than there are searches being done with desktops and laptops. These devices return different search results because they are based on location. Businesses need to be found in local web databases.
The Web Directory Submission service has a very different focus: this service promotes a website in the standard or related subject web databases and focuses more on link building for a particular keyword or keyword phrase. Most of the databases in the web database submission service are NOT focused on business location. There is very little overlap, if any at all, between these two services, and both services are very important in today's business world.
ALSO - the local database submission service includes a free customized video for your business with video promotion for your new video, which in itself is a great value.
Will I receive a bunch of junk emails as a result of these local database listings and submissions?No. On the order form, we ask you for a submission email address and a contact email address.
- The contact email address is the one that we use to communicate with you. That email address is never given out to anyone else.
- The submission email address that you provide in the service details can be a separate email address that is used when a local database listing offers to list an email address for customers to contact you at.
What is the advantage of using Majon International for my Local Database Submission Service?Majon’s focus is quality, convenience, and affordability. With Majon International, you will have one simple, yet inclusive and complete interface to handle all your important local database listings. From that ONE interface, you provide all the important data that each local database listing site need to provide to its users who are using mobile / cell phones and navigation units, etc.
In addition, many databases do not allow general public submissions, so our cost-effective, time-saving interface, along with our relationships with these databases is the best option for your business’ optimal distribution.
Furthermore, any incorrect data that these local databases may have will be FIXED automatically by using our service. It may take a little time for them to get updated, but be patient and all your important local database listings will be fixed.
Results and reporting
When will my listings appear?As the Databases and Search Engines have different indexing protocols, we are experiencing listing updates within 60-90 days.
A number of databases input/update their information within weeks, but others do not renew their databases for 8 to 12+ weeks. Unfortunately, we have no control over their timing. Please be patient as Majon expedites your data in the required format to each database.
The benefits of all these local listings and data fixes will benefit your business more than you realize and will help your business be in a much more visible and marketable position as a result of this high quality, local database listing and submission service.
Where will my listing be published?Here is a partial (and growing!) list: http://www.majon.com/localdirectorysites.html
What is the success ratio of our service for actual listings?Your company information will go out to all the important local databases and will be updated with the information that you provide. Plus, our user-friendly Members’ Area allows you to make changes! Some databases only distribute the more basic information such as business name, phone, address and web address. However, our interface provides each database the required information for that database’s format. Plus, as databases grow and expand, the interface contains your additional data as the databases accept more details.
Can I manage where the listings are submitted?No and you would not want to take all that time! Majon’s experience and relationships with the companies who provide the underlying databases to the publishers provides assurance that the correct information and format is used for each database to streamline the submissions.
Will the databases accept all of the data I provide?No, as some databases only distribute the more basic information such as business name, phone, address and web address. However, our interface provides each database the required information for that database’s format. Plus, as databases grow and expand, the interface contains your additional data as the databases accept more details.
Will I receive the login/account information for each database?No, our interface is the only access point you need to use! Any updates to your information are input in the Majon Members’ Area.
Will I be penalized for duplicate submissions?No, this is not Search Engine Submission or duplicate content. These local databases are looking for accurate information, so they make every attempt to improve any incomplete or inaccurate information. If you currently have ‘claimed’ listings (such as at Google or Yahoo), we will not be able to access your listing profile there for updates. Please contact Majon customer service for more detail.
Reporting / Verification / Updates
What kind of reporting do you offer?Unfortunately, the Local Databases do not offer reporting at this time. However, our free, online business listing checker (http://www.majon.com/localdirectory ) allows you to review current listings of a few major local databases. Please, use the general guideline of 60-90 days for listings to be published.
How often can I make changes to my listing(s)?You may make changes anytime your business information needs updating. Changes may be made through your Majon Members’ Area account login. However, remember that the databases will still update on their own schedules, so you will have to wait for changes to take affect like your initial submission. The Local databases are not for promoting/advertising. Please contact the Majon Sales Team at 805-270-5585 to discuss our popular Internet marketing services! (http://www.majon.com)
Can I request a deletion?Yes, each Local database deactivates listings in different ways according to their policies, so this is beyond our control. Some may keep the listings active for a short time period, while others delete the listing at once. We do remove your video immediately.
Will old listings be removed or updated?Yes, these local databases are looking for accurate information, so they make every attempt to improve any incomplete or inaccurate information. However, we cannot guarantee that every database will be able to match/update for all erroneous listings.
Why is there a renewal fee?
Many databases and data providers require re-listing the data annually, so we have to repeat at least part of the process. Some databases remove listings if they are not actively updated. Also, it helps keep data fresh and information about your business accurate.
What if I do not renew?If you do not renew after we notify you, your information/listings will be removed from active status, and the Local databases will be notified. Each Local database treats deactivated listings in different ways according to their policies, so this is beyond our control. Some may keep the listings active for a short time period, while others delete the listing at once. We do remove your video immediately.
Can I get a refund if this service does not work?No, but the service does "work" meaning we at Majon have completed the service and expended our company’s resources to provide the service for you. We will keep you updated along the process and provide additional information as the submissions and video are completed. Therefore, no refunds are permitted.
Why do I need the video portion of this service?We live in a multimedia era! As experts in Internet marketing, Majon understands the benefits of videos and multimedia for your Local business.
- Our professional designers create a high-quality, slideshow-style VIDEO for your business based on the information from your Web site and the order service details.
- We post your video on YouTube for you to generate more business exposure.
- We promote your video in various Internet marketing channels as well!