How Do You Add or Update Your Listings on Yahoo Local?
There have been a lot of changes to how Yahoo Local works for business
listings management:

  1. Yahoo no longer manages its own business listing claiming & updating
  2. In order to add or update a business to Yahoo Local you must now do
    so via Yext Powerlistings
UPDATED 9.28.16 – YAHOO LOCAL APPEARS TO NOW ONLY SUPPORT BUSINESS PROFILE UPDATES VIA YEXT. IF YOU WANT TO CHECK YOUR BUSINESS LISTING’S STATUS ON YAHOO LOCAL AND ~60 OTHER LOCAL SEARCH SITES TRY

YEXT’S FREE BUSINESS LISTING SCAN*

You can create a free Yahoo Local Basic Listing by going to http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/local-listings/basic-listing/.
Yahoo has three different types of listings: Yahoo! Local Enhanced Listing ($9.95/mo), Yahoo! Localworks ($29.99/mo), Yahoo! Local Basic Listing. You can compare plans here.

For this article we are only demonstrating how to add a business listing to Yahoo local’s “Basic Listing”.  The Basic Listing takes only seven steps to complete.

1.Go to the URL above and click on the “Sign up now” button
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How Do You Add or Update Your Listings on Yahoo Local?
There have been a lot of changes to how Yahoo Local works for business
listings management:

  1. Yahoo no longer manages its own business listing claiming & updating
  2. In order to add or update a business to Yahoo Local you must now do
    so via Yext Powerlistings

 

UPDATED 9.28.16 – YAHOO LOCAL APPEARS TO NOW ONLY SUPPORT BUSINESS PROFILE UPDATES VIA YEXT. IF YOU WANT TO CHECK YOUR BUSINESS LISTING’S STATUS ON YAHOO LOCAL AND ~60 OTHER LOCAL SEARCH SITES TRY

YEXT’S FREE BUSINESS LISTING SCAN*

You can create a free Yahoo Local Basic Listing by going to http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/local-listings/basic-listing/.
Yahoo has three different types of listings: Yahoo! Local Enhanced Listing ($9.95/mo), Yahoo! Localworks ($29.99/mo), Yahoo! Local Basic Listing. You can compare plans here.

For this article we are only demonstrating how to add a business listing to Yahoo local’s “Basic Listing”.  The Basic Listing takes only seven steps to complete.

1.Go to the URL above and click on the “Sign up now” button
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2. Enter some details about the business you want to list. Start typing a category in the Business Category box and Yahoo will bring up available categories. Click the “Next” button

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3. Sign in to Yahoo. You have 4 choices; create a new account, sign in with Yahoo ID, Google ID, or Facebook ID

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4. In this demonstration we chose to use our Google ID. Click the “Accept” button

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5. Enter your birth date. Click the “Continue” button

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6. Edit and submit your business information. Make sure this information is exactly the same as all of your other business listings, notably Google+ Places and your business’ website.

There’s a choice to “not display my business address”. Do not click this if you are trying to get citations for your Google+ Places’ page. Below this is a box to upload one company picture. Click the “Submit information” button when you’re done.

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7. Choose a type of verification. The quickest way is to receive a phone call. A Yahoo robot will call and supply a four digit number. Enter the number and click “Verify Code”

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8. That’s it! Yahoo will now review your business information and email you with a message stating whether the business will be published or not. Meanwhile you can click “View Your Dashboard” or move on to creating additional business listings

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The overall process is pretty easy, but it can be painstaking if you have to manage/create a lot of listings across the internet. Yext PowerListings can take care of that for you.

Yext PowerListings will automatically create/manage your company’s information for 50+ of the top local search sites. (e.g. Yelp, Superpages, foursquare and many more) They will also monitor reviews for you. Their service is not free, but the amount of time you will save is huge. Check them out here.

*Full Disclosure: I get paid every time someone buys a Powerlisting via that link. It’s not much, but it helps keep the lights on at the blog – and I do think it’s a great service. Ok, end of shill…

Check out Yext PowerListings and support this site while you’re at it!

26 Comments

  • Brandon  March 25, 2014 at 11:32 am

    It looks like Yahoo Local Works is now $29.99 a month. Not, the $29.99 a year as described in the article.

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  • Karen  February 18, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    If you scroll to the VERY BOTTOM there is a box on the left that says try yahoo local basic for free.

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  • Thomas  March 6, 2015 at 10:41 am

    For the benefit of anyone in the UK, Yahoo Local works a little differently over here. If you need to know more I give away a free guide on my website called The Power of Online Directories and How to Get Started Fast. There is a short video about it on the Home Page (www.mylocal.org.uk) and a sign up form just below it (signup required to access the download). In addition to Yahoo Local it lists a number of other directories that work in the UK and excludes any that are USA only.

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  • david dyson  March 26, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    we need to change our address on our free listing, how do I do this???

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  • Trusty Techs  March 27, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    The free Yahoo Local basic business listings are so horrible and slow that I would never pay for their premium services in fear that I would be throwing my money away on an equally slow and horrible service.

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  • Daniel Lofaso  March 29, 2015 at 10:09 am

    David Dyson,

    To change your address on the free listing you must first claim ownership. Do a free scan using the link: https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/local-listings then claim your business (maybe you have already done this). Once you are the verified owner of the account, you can edit it as you please.

    Daniel

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  • Rajesh Jhamb  April 13, 2015 at 3:47 am

    How can we add business in Yahoo Directory in india?

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    • Andrew Shotland
      Andrew Shotland  April 13, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      Hi Rajesh. It doesn’t appear that Yahoo has a local directory in India, or at least I can’t see it.

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  • Chuck Morency  May 19, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I can not get into my yahoo local business account
    Alanis Electronic Product Design Services
    to modify it?

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  • Joe Novak  June 3, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Yahoo Business Basic listing is horrible. I just want to try it out and I can’t get in to edit my biz info or verify my listing. Why would I want to pay them for an upgraded listing when I can’t even get into this one?

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  • Mary Ann Mayer  June 15, 2015 at 7:48 am

    I tried this several times – it keeps telling me that my business name is invalid.

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  • Nick  June 23, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Our listings have been stuck “Pending Review” for over 6 months and numerous calls to Yahoo customer support have come up dry. Does anyone know of a way to get listings out of “Pending Review”?

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  • Sakleshpur  June 26, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Is the yahoo business listing available in India? I tried adding but the states from list only show from US.

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  • John  July 15, 2015 at 2:04 am

    All our listings are also stuck at “Under review…” for more than 3 months now. The information listed is still incorrect which is really frustrating.
    The basic listing (free) is no longer available, I think.

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  • Julie  July 15, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Does anyone know how to get a free basic listing with Yahoo? Although they advertise it, I have tried, and nothing works.

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  • Dean Ethridge  July 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks for the information on submitting a Yahoo business listing. I’ve found them to be much harder than Bing or Google Plus to get verified but finally had some luck today getting that done. Thanks again for the post and great job on your blog. Super content!

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  • MichaelSJ  August 15, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Free Basic Listings is still “under review” for about 3 months now. It does seem that everything is being pushed to Yext. I guess I’ll wait and see if “under review” will ever get published.

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    • Andrew Shotland
      Andrew Shotland  August 15, 2015 at 4:08 pm

      Michael, if you start turning blue, you may want to stop holding your breath…

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  • Total Content SPAMMER  August 24, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Yes, Yahoo don’t have local listing directory for India, at-least not this time.

    But you one can find other alternative on Google search directly. It is good to submit your business as many as you can.
    Go local, get maximum exposure!

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  • Malcolm  August 25, 2015 at 9:20 am

    I have tried many times to get a free listing and without results! Ever time I put all my business information and look for the submit button there is no submit button!!! lol I do not believe they want you to use there free listing!
    I will not try use yahoo anymore!

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  • Paul  September 2, 2015 at 11:06 am

    We tried listing on Yahoo but the phone call gives the wrong verification code. Silly really.

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  • Nichole S.  September 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Tried to set up a business page on Yahoo also and was told I was going to get some kind of code on a postcard in the mail and it NEVER CAME!! I contacted Customer Service and they told me it could take up to 30 days to get the postcard. Well…..here we are 4 months later and still never got it. And when I contacted them again about it I got no response. I even went so far as to re-add our business listing for a 2nd time and still never got anything!! I guess our business will forever be pending verification! Oh well….Getting on GOOGLE was much faster and painless!

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  • vin  September 25, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    it’s been 5 months for the free local listing and we’re SOL. its supposed to be 2 months for the review. they said to just pay for the $30 localworks and said no. dont bother signing up for the free listing.

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  • Jonathan  October 6, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Have been trying to figure out how to get listd on yahoo local (free) for an hour now. Absolute shit. Nothing I click on gives me this option. Good riddance yahoo.

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