A business profile is created on Manta by registering for a free account and submitting business details on its online information form. Profiles include information such as company name, address, phone number and website address. Business profiles are added to Manta's online directory, ready to be found by site visitors.
Many business profiles are created by business owners, but Manta also pulls public-domain business data from online sources. Some businesses discover they already have a basic Manta profile, and these businesses can claim their profiles by creating accounts. Manta provides tools that enhance profiles and give them more online exposure. Manta members can update business details and create showcase pages that provide more in-depth information about a company. Showcase pages are more likely to be found in major search engines and businesses that opt for a premium membership are able to benefit from keywords and ad-free pages.
Manta removes unwanted business information from its profiles within 48 hours upon request; however, it usually takes longer for this information to disappear from search results. A membership profile is created automatically upon registration and it usually includes name, email preferences, company information and sometimes a photo. Individuals can make member profiles private by turning off search engine index permission in preferences.