In today’s digital age, it is more important than ever for businesses to have a strong online presence. One way to achieve this is by listing your business in online directories. Listing your business in online directories can increase your online visibility, drive more traffic to your website, and improve your search engine rankings.
Today, besthomewatchcompanies.com is launching the first-ever free home watch directory exclusive to home watch companies. This is a first for the industry. This article will discuss why this is important, the benefits, and what this means for your business.
First-ever home watch directory.
Currently, no free online directories are exclusively dedicated to home watch. There are only member directories. So let’s break down the difference.
The National Home Watch Association (NHWA)
To be included in the directory of the NHWA, a home watch company must become a member of the NHWA and pay an annual fee.
The NHWA website doesn’t allow any real search for home watch companies. For example, if you live in Naples, FL, and are looking for a home watch, you must jump through 3 pages to get to a list of home watch companies in Naples, FL. That is too many steps for website visitors.
International Home Watch Alliance, Find Home Watch, Home Watch Network.
I still don’t know what is going on here. The IHWA was apparently dissolved and rebranded to The Home Watch Network. However, the IHWA website is still live and functional. There is no website for The Home Watch Network, and findhomewatch.com just gets redirected to the home watch academy. In the mix of the confusion, there is a members-only online directory.
This directory offers some search capabilities, unlike the NHWA. Also, unlike the NHWA, this directory provides a lead-capturing form. This is important so home watch business owners can track leads and their sources. That being said, the lead-capturing form is minimal. The home watch business owner will receive a name, email, and a message. That’s it: no phone number and no home address. The form is basically useless.
What makes Besthomewatchcompanies different?
First off, the directory is 100% free. No membership and no background checks are required. Any home watch company can visit the directory and sign up to have their company added.
The directory features a form for lead capture that includes the following:
- Property Address
- Phone number
- Email address
- If they have ever used a home watch company in the past.
Good information, right?
This is a valuable component of the directory. Home Watch Companies can have their clients leave reviews on their company profile on besthomewatchcompanies.com. Pretty cool.
Huh? What is that? I am glad you asked. Review schema is a type of structured data markup that webmasters can use to provide information about reviews on their websites to search engines like Google. By adding review schema markup to their pages, webmasters can help search engines better understand the content of their reviews, including the product or service being reviewed, the author of the review, the rating given, and the date the review was written.
When a search engine crawls a webpage with review schema markup, it can use this information to display rich snippets in search results, including the rating, number of reviews, and other relevant information. This can increase visibility, click-through rates, and user engagement for web pages that feature reviews.
So, I would implore all of you to add your company to the directory and ask your clients to leave you reviews. This will ultimately increase your website visibility in search engines.
How to Sign Up
Head on over to our online directory and follow the steps to add your company. You can add contact information, your logo, and any other images you would to add. Once completed, your company is submitted for approval. The approval process takes up to 24 hours. This approval process is in place to avoid spam and non-home watch companies.
The first-ever free online directory that is exclusive to the Home Watch Industry is now available for your business. Bestomewatchcompanies.com believes in providing as much free resources as possible to the home watch industry and will continue to do so. More good stuff coming soon!