Local Listing Management: The Importance of Reputation Management

Channel Marketing

Local Listing Management: The Importance of Reputation Management

Ana Ramirez

Ana Ramirez
Aug 17, 2023

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How many times have you searched for a local business online, only to find outdated or incorrect information? What if that business was yours? In today’s digital age, businesses need to be more visible online than ever. An online presence means having accurate and up-to-date local business listings.

Local listing management ensures that your business has accurate and complete listings on all the major online directories, including Google Business Profile, Yelp, Bing Places for Business, and more, providing potential customers with easy access to your business information.

In addition, a reputation management strategy is another cornerstone of any brand's local listing success. Positive reviews and responses can influence a customer’s choice to interact with a business.

While local listing management helps brands make a mark in the digital world, reputation management shapes how consumers perceive a business’ online presence. In the end, the two strategies are equally important. Local listing management and reputation management are essential for brands that want to attract new customers and grow their business.


Online reputation is more important than ever. In fact, a recent study by BrightLocal found that 92% of consumers read online reviews before making a purchase decision. This means that if your business has negative reviews, it could be costing you customers. Another study by Harvard Business School found that boosting review ratings by one full star on online directories such as Yelp can lead to a 5% to 9% increase in overall revenue.

You can improve your online reputation and attract new customers by responding to reviews, handling negative feedback, and promoting positive reviews. A positive reputation will extend beyond just online directories and your business's local listings; it is also reflected in websites where potential customers often turn to learn more about your offerings and credibility.


Managing your local listings and online reputation is more than just a one-and-done job — it’s a continuous process. It requires constant monitoring and updating to make sure your business thrives in the competitive digital landscape. Are you wondering how to do that and where to start? 

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Ensure consistency: Keep business details accurate and consistent across all local listings to boost SEO and facilitate customer accessibility.

  • Engage and respond: Actively respond to customer feedback. Show appreciation for positive reviews and offer solutions for negative comments, demonstrating a commitment to customer satisfaction.

  • Be transparent: Make your cookie policies clear and provide an easy-to-find opt-out option for cookie consent, which shows respect for visitors' choices.

  • Continually manage: Understand that maintaining local listings and online reputation is a continuous process that requires regular monitoring and updating for optimal results.


Mastering local listing management and maintaining a stellar reputation are paramount for businesses in today's digital age. From ensuring that your business information is accurate and up to date across all platforms to meticulously managing customer feedback and reviews, the process is, without doubt, complex. Yet the rewards are indisputably significant.

We understand the significance of online marketing tools, and we have the expertise to help our clients attract more customers while creating a consistent and strategic online presence. 2RM offers a comprehensive channel marketing local listing program that allows our clients to manage local listings across the digital landscape — including 250+ websites — in one easy-to-use platform.

Are you ready to elevate your brand visibility, foster positive customer interactions, and build an unshakable reputation? Contact us to explore how 2RM can help you manage your local listings and online reviews.

Ana Ramirez
Get to know Ana

Ana Ramirez is a results-driven digital marketing manager who brings experience in SEO, SEM, SMM, localized marketing, and more. Outside the digital realm, Ana enjoys practicing yoga and hiking the great outdoors. Reach out to Ana for all things digital.