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Background on Judy’s Book
Judy’s Book is one of the best social search directory tools for users get trusted reviews on local businesses and places. Searchers can get valuable information through recommendations, find coupons, and search for deals. Started in 2004, the site offers more than 4.5 million reviews at your fingertips. No matter how good or how bad the reviews, you will see them together side by side.
Once you find a business with Judy’s Book, it can be shared with family and friends. In addition, the directory contains more than 450,000 U.S. members and places to choose from, which offers many eyes for your business listing. Users can easily access the mobile site so they can find deals and make decisions during their commute.
Submitting your site to Judy’s Book boosts your business’s authority, online presence, and SEO. You can also generate targeted leads and optimize for local once you submit your business listing into the social search directory.
In this guide, we walk you through the process of getting a paid listing for your business on Judy’s Book. To claim your listing, you will have to pay for either a Basic, Pro, or Bulk Listing described below. You can also have a client list your business for free using word-of-mouth.
a) Basic Listing – A Basic Listing costs $29.99 a month ($19.99 per month if you choose a Yearly Plan). With this listing, you will receive syndication to major search engines, a link back to your website, links to your social media profiles, and more. However, you are limited to one business location, five listing photos and services areas.
b) Pro Listing – The Pro Listing costs $99.99 ($79.99 per month under a Yearly Plan). This option provides everything the Basic Listing comes with and more, including multiple location listings, keyword optimization, and boosted rankings in the Judy’s Book search engine.
c) Bulk Accounts Listing – This listing option is intended for enterprises, requiring you to directly contact Judy’s Book representatives via email.
d) Customer Review Listing – A customer can leave a valid review of your business, and you will earn a free listing. Customer testimonials are a quick and easy way to connect with local and new customers! Rest assured, Judy’s Book encourages business owners and managers to ask real customers for reviews. DO NOT write a review for your own business, which can negatively affect your online reputation. In addition, Judy’s Book fraud filters will lower the trust metrics score in your listing.
This guide centers primarily on acquiring a paid listing for your business. Let’s get started!
How to Claim Your Business Listing in Judy’s Book
Step 1. Go to Judysbook.com.
Step 2. Before you proceed, sign up for a free Judy’s Book account by clicking “Signup” on the upper right-hand corner of the homepage.
Step 3. Enter all your important business information including First Name, Last Name, and Password. Make sure this data is correct and click “Next.”
Step 4. You will receive a confirmation email and then need to log into your new Judy’s Book account.
Step 5. Next, choose from the popular locations by clicking the dropdown menu at the top of the homepage. Pick the nearest location or type in your current City and State, and click “Search.”
Step 6. Under the “Our Services” section near the bottom of the homepage, click “Business Owners.”
Step 7. In this section, you can choose which paid listing you want for your business. Decide upon a listing, check the box to agree to the Terms of Service, and click “Claim It.”
Step 8. Enter your payment information, including Contact Info, Billing Info, and Address. Once you complete the data, click “Subscribe” to finish the order.
Step 9. You will receive a receipt of the processed payment in your email inbox. Take full advantage of your paid listing by updating it with a correct link to your website, social media profiles, and the other assorted features.
A Judy’s Book representative will contact you within 48 hours to ask for your business information and to confirm it for accuracy.
FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS ONLY – How to Submit a Review as a Customer
In this section, we provide the guidelines for customers to submit feedback or a review for your business. Remember that this section is not intended for business owners, but directed for only the customers.
Step 1: Click “Write a Review” at the top of the homepage.
Step 2: Search for the business you want to review. If it does not exist within the database, click “Add New Business” to continue.
Step 3: Fill in the Business Name, Address, and Telephone information to create the business’s listing. Make sure this information is accurate and correct. Then, choose the categories that correspond with the purpose of the business you are reviewing, and click “Next.”
Step 4: You will need to write a review of the business in order to submit your listing. After you finish, click “Submit.”
Step 5: Congratulations! You have successfully submitted the listing and review to Judy’s Book.
UpCity members, please follow the pathway to complete this task in your UpCity account: Optimize Your Presence > Expand Your Presence > Local 201: Add’l Local Directories.