From GetListed.org’s blog
GetListed.org Is Joining Forces with SEOmoz
Dec 4, 2012, 1:21 PM
We are SO excited–SEOmoz has acquired GetListed!
It’s a great day for us, but we’re equally excited for you guys, our users and audience. Everything GetListed has been about so far–giving away a ton of knowledge and as much great functionality as we could–is about to get super-charged with SEOmoz. With their technical expertise and design-savvy, we’ll be able to scale way beyond what we’ve been able to do as a two-person company. It is awesome to have this firepower behind our site, our product, and our Local Search community. The overlap between organic, social, and local has never been closer, and it’s only going to continue in that direction. It’s phenomenal to have a ready-made team in place that already has some great tools that address those first two areas. And then there’s SEOmoz’s amazing Help Team. Their knowledge and speed is going to help us scale our knowledge to the community so much better than we’ve ever been able to before.
Where does GetListed go from here?
We have always tried to position ourselves as the first touchpoint for business owners who know nothing about SEO (including what the term even stands for), or who have been burned by snake oil salesmen in the past. We wanted to put business owners down a path towards success in marketing their business online with the easiest, most efficient, least time-consuming set of steps they could take to get a foothold in the search engines. So far, we’ve helped over 2,000,000 U.S. businesses clean up their data and optimize their presence in the Local Search engines.
Going forward, we want to make it even easier for businesses to achieve these goals, and once that’s out of the way, provide ongoing analysis and ‘mentoring’ through the complicated ecosystem (link). It’s a roadmap that we’ve had in the works for a long time, and we’re excited to be able to fully execute it with SEOmoz.
Local is already huge, and it’s continuing to grow as mobile begins to approach and possibly even eclipse desktop search. As part of Moz, we want to build an effective, but dirt-simple-to-use product set that helps our peers and especially the small businesses we are so passionate about. Our free service will remain, but look for a subscription tool with some pretty cool bells and whistles at a price point that everyone can afford.
We don’t have any specific plans for an integration timeline, but we can barely contain our excitement. And by all means, PLEASE send us suggestions for new features you’d like to see as part of GetListed. We hope to be able to act on many of them.
We’re also looking at beefing up our international options down the line, but this is going to be a longer term project as our initial goal is to get the GetListed and SEOmoz code bases sync’ed up for the U.S. first.
What’s happening to Local U? Is that going to become “an SEOmoz joint”? Are the faculty part of the acquisition?
We’ve operated Local U as a collaborative, cooperative, total team effort under the GetListed.org brand. We are all REALLY pleased with the brand that Local U has built on its own, and it will continue to operate independently. While Local U was not part of the acquisition, it’s safe to say that:
- SEOmoz will be involved on a sponsorship level on an extremely regular basis
- David will still be speaking at most/all of the events
- David will continue to offer input on content and logistical considerations and generally be a part of the team
We have already been planning several events for Spring 2013, including return visits to Austin and Seattle, and new events in Corpus Christi, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Houston. So if you’re in any of those markets, email email@example.com for more details.
Thank you to all of our users and community members over the last four years. We’re excited to take this next step with SEOmoz, and with you!
- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone