How do you find popular local business listings in your area?


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Find local business listings in your are with search platforms such as Bing Places for Business, Google My Business, Yahoo! Local Listing and Yelp. These are Internet-based platforms that feature updated listings of many businesses in an area.

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Google My Business is one of the most comprehensive platforms on the list. It allows its users free access and to leave reviews for local businesses.

According to Deluxe, Bing Places for Business is the second most popular business search site, as of 2015. It has the advantage of including videos and photographs and makes it relatively easy for businesses or users to register for its services.

Yahoo! Local Listing is among the top three business search platforms. It gives its users more than 2,500 diverse categories of businesses. Its large number of categories gives it an edge over the other Internet-based business listings, as stated by Deluxe.

Yelp is another resource for finding information about local businesses of the based platforms, and it is a popular site to find quality business reviews. Many small businesses use it to complement their word of mouth advertising. Loyal customers can get better deals from listed businesses. It allows one to communicate with a business through messaging.

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