Local.com today has launched Local Verified, a new advertising program that offers businesses preferred placement in Local.com search results.
Using Local Verified, businesses can secure top placement in Local.com’s local business search results in specific categories and regions. Unlike pay-per-click advertising, Local Verfied is launching with an annual subscription flat rate which is initially being offered at $249 per year.
Local Verified listings are checked for accuracy and include business name, phone numbers, mailing address, a map to the business location, as well as a detailed business description. In addition, each business advertising via Local Verified must be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau.
“Local Verified offers businesses an affordable, alternative advertising solution that guarantees their listing will appear at the top of Local.com search results,” said Jennifer Black , Local.com vice president of marketing. “Local Verified businesses are screened to confirm that they are in good standing with the Better Business Bureau to ensure an exceptional experience for Local.com users. Local Verified is also considerably less expensive than competitive ad programs and offers great value for businesses wishing to target local consumers.”
Local.com also offers several different local search advertising alternatives, including a free version of its Local Promote enhanced profile listing service and Local Promote Premium, which enables businesses to greatly enhance their Local.com profile.