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How can I get my business listed on your site?
How does your public recommendations and voting system work?
How do I use your search? How can I get a higher ranking?
How come my business does not appear for it's relevant keywords in your search results?
Can I be listed under multiple categories?
How long will it take to be listed on Start Local?
I've lost my password. How can I get it back?
I am already listed on your site, but my details are incorrect, how can I fix this and take control of my listing?
I've found a business with inaccurate details, how can I get this changed?
I've found a business that no longer exists how can I get it removed?
I've encountered an error with your site, where can I report it?

How can I get my business listed on your site?

Listing a business is 100% free for a basic registered listing and is done via this page. Simply fill out your business details and verify your email address and you are on your way to being listed on the site. Once your details are submitted they will be reviewed to eliminate spam. Each new business submission will join the approval queue and is done on a first come first served basis. It will normally not take more than 1-2 business days for your listing to be reviewed.

How does your public recommendations and voting system work?

You can read more about the public recommendations and voting system here.

How do I use your search? How can I get a higher ranking?

You can read more about our search engine and ranking system here.

How come my business does not appear for it's relevant keywords in your search results?

Start Local uses the following criteria for establishing relevancy in it's search results.

  • Your business name
  • Your chosen category
  • Your tags
  • Your business profile description (Did you mention all of the products and services you offer?)
  • Your address and location
  • Your current score from votes received by the public

Can I be listed under multiple categories?

You can choose up to 3 categories per free business listing.

How long will it take to be listed on Start Local?

The sign up process takes about 5-10 minutes (depending on how much of the form you fill out). If you choose to signup for a free basic listing then these are approved on a first come first serve basis. The time it will take for these businesses to be approved will depend on how many businesses there are in the queue at the moment.

The current estimated wait time for review is: 1-2 business days

I've lost my password. How can I get it back?

Please click on the Forgot Password link and follow the instructions to retrieve your password.

I am already listed on your site, but my details are incorrect, how can I fix this and take control of my listing?

Simply navigate to your business listing and click on the 'claim this business' link and follow the instructions.

I've found a business with inaccurate details, how can I get this changed?

If it is not your business, then click on the report a correction link in the business listing and fill out the form. If it is your business then simply click on the claim your business link and follow the instructions.

I've found a business that no longer exists how can I get it removed?

Please fill out the report a correction link in the business listing and an administrator will review your report.

I've encountered an error with your site, where can I report it?

If you have any errors you would like to report, you can contact us on this page.

 

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