Yext Alternative for Doctors | List Doctors in Online Directories
What is Yext Powerlistings?
Why should Doctors list themselves in Online Directories?
As a Doctor, there are two main reasons to list yourself in Online Directories:
1. Prospective patients can then find you (the doctor) on these directories.
2. SEO benefits. Many (but not all) of these listings can be high quality backlinks, which will aid your SEO campaign. Read more about SEO for Doctors.
In which Online Directories should Doctors list themselves?
(The 30 Most Powerful Online Directories for Doctors)
When it comes to Online Directories, they are not all equal. Some have high domain authorities and can drive traffic to your site, plus boost your SEO. Others have low domain authorities and can be considered a ‘toxic link’. But what does this mean for doctors and medical practices? It means you should only list your doctors and practice on the trusted directories.
At Red Castle Services, we have created a list of the most trusted. When it comes to SEO, it’s also good for doctors to list in directories which are specifically designed for medical providers, such as Healthgrades. We will manually list doctors in the 30 best (highest domain authority) directories, including:
The Best Citation Directories in General
The Best Citation Directories for Doctors
What's the problem with Yext Powerlistings?
The main problem with Yext PowerListings is that as soon as you stop paying them, you lose your listings. From their point of view, this is a great business model. They have a client for life! But from the doctor’s perspective, it means dependence.
There is also another problem with Yext. Because it is all automated, it can create duplicate listings. It does not edit your previous listings, but instead creates additional, duplicate listings. Having multiple listings online can be confusing and messy. By contrast, if a real human manages this process, then existing listings can be edited, instead of creating new listings.
What are the alternatives to Yext PowerListings?
Here are 5 alternatives to Yext Powerlistings:
BrightLocal is more affordable than Yext, however it does not guarantee that all listings will be accepted. For a higher rate of acceptance, we recommend creating directory listings manually.
Synup is similar to BrightLocal, insomuch as it is more affordable than Yext, but also does not guarantee acceptance of directory listings. Furthermore, it does not include (arguably) the most important directory: Google My Business.
Moz is even cheaper than Synup and BrightLocal, however the listings may take several months to become live. However, one advantage is that once listed, you remain listed, even if you cancel the service.
If you have time on your hands, then this is probably your best option. By listing yourself manually with all the major directories, you can ensure that your listings are accurate, ensure there are no duplicates, and – best of all – it’s free!
5. Let us do it for you!
Directories listings are included in our SEO Plans. We ensure that doctors are listed correct (with no duplicates) on all the major online directories. We do this manually, to ensure high quality and accurate. View our Plans and Pricing.
Directory Listings for Doctors INCLUDEDfor no extra charge in our SEO & Online Marketing Package:
Directory Listings / Citations on Trusted Sites
Increase 5 Star Doctor Reviews
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Social Media Marketing
2x Custom Written Articles / Month
Email Marketing / Patient Engagement
Ads Management (Google & Facebook)
Monthly Reports & Analytics