What is it?
A limited-time free version of Listing Distribution is now available within the Local Business Online Toolkit, specifically for COVID-19 relief for your clients. The free version includes NAP (name, address, phone number) and hours of operation data submission to Infogroup, Neustar Localeze, Foursquare, and Factual. Plus, you now have the ability to send additional COVID-19 related attributes to Infogroup at no cost. These attributes include permanent closure, temporary closure, current business operations (delivery, pickup, e-commerce only, appointments only). The new COVID-19 related attributes are available in the free and paid versions of Listing Distribution.
Whether you’re getting a new client started or helping a current client through the COVID-19 crisis, the additional COVID-19 attributes and Listing Distribution offered in the Local Business Online Toolkit ensures their changing business information is synced to websites, directories, mobile apps, voice search, and more.
You and your clients have access to the free version of Listing Distribution until June 30th, 2020. After June 30th, businesses with active free Listing Distribution accounts will be upgraded to the regular paid version of Listing Distribution. If you do not want your clients to be upgraded to the paid version of Listing Distribution, you must cancel the free version of Listing Distribution before June 30th. The free version is available in the United States only.
How does it benefit me and my clients?
By offering the limited free version of Listing Distribution, along with the other features in the Local Business Online Toolkit, you have the ability to acquire and retain small/medium business clients during the COVID-19 crisis. As businesses face challenges, you have the tools to make these challenges easier and less costly to local businesses.
How do I activate it?
The free version of Listing Distribution can be activated through your Marketplace. In Partner Center, go to Marketplace > Discover Products and search "Listing Builder" > under add-ons, click “Listing Distribution | COVID-19 Relief”. Enable this SKU in your Marketplace, and activate on the relevant business accounts. Don’t forget to cancel the paid version of Listing Distribution. Note that the free version of the product will only show NAP (name, address, phone number) submissions, though hours of operation will still be honored and sent to the four aggregators.
To submit COVID-19 related attributes, go to Business Center > Business Profile or Partner Center>Businesses > Accounts > search account > launch Listing Builder > Business Profile (top right corner). Only Partners have the ability to see and enter COVID-19 related attribute information.