UBL.org Is A Joke (Universal Business Listing Reviews)

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If you're thinking to use their services to submit your client's website in different directories, might instead hire someone else to submit it manually.

They can't give you any reports at all that your site has been submitted to directories they promised.
They submit incomplete information to some directories.

In short, it's a waste of money.
#offline marketing #joke #ubl #ubl.org #ublorg
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  • Profile picture of the author caryduke
    I 100% agree with this
  • Profile picture of the author Dexx
    Agreed. Maybe they were good at one point, but I think they just pocked the cash now.

    ~Dexx
  • Profile picture of the author SamyE
    hmmmm


    leaves room for some one else to step in and take the market.


    trick me once shame on you, trick me twice shame on me.
  • Profile picture of the author marketingva
    I haven't had that experience. It is not the fault of UBL that incomplete information is in some directories. The directories cut off the fields or don't include certain fields that were pushed to them. No directory submission service is perfect. You need to go to each of those directories, claim the listing and fine tune the information.
    • Profile picture of the author JoeCool
      "UBL.org Is A Joke"


      Agreed!


      ~ JoeCool
    • Profile picture of the author philboy uk
      Originally Posted by marketingva View Post

      You need to go to each of those directories, claim the listing and fine tune the information.
      Isnt that like paying for a meal in a restaurant and then having to go into the kitchen, cook the food and clean the plates afterwards
  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lagarde
    UBL seems to be worth the (currently) $30 from my experience with lots of different businesses, but ultimately, I can't say for sure. It's part of a total package I offer.
  • Profile picture of the author Rob Richards
    I've had negative experiences with UBL as well, both for myself and for my client's websites.

    That's why I began offering the service in my signature. Confirmed, correct submissions with a 2 -3 day turnaround instead of 2-3 months.

    Keep me busy folks, I'm here to help =)

    Rob
    • Profile picture of the author Headfirst
      Originally Posted by Rob Richards View Post

      I've had negative experiences with UBL as well, both for myself and for my client's websites.

      That's why I began offering the service in my signature. Confirmed, correct submissions with a 2 -3 day turnaround instead of 2-3 months.

      Keep me busy folks, I'm here to help =)

      Rob
      Rob does great work. He's an efficient, cost-effective alternative to UBL
  • Profile picture of the author Valeriu Popescu
    I agree, UBL disappoint me. Their lack of reporting it's a shame. I pay them since October last year and haven't seen a single results until now. A waist of time...

    Val
  • Profile picture of the author www_retireonme_com
    I used them as well. They said they do NOT provide the urls that were created with this directory submission.

    I dont think I like them much either.

    WE need someone else to do this as well. Someone?????


    Tommy
    • Profile picture of the author jig
      Originally Posted by www_retireonme_com View Post

      I used them as well. They said they do NOT provide the urls that were created with this directory submission.

      I dont think I like them much either.

      WE need someone else to do this as well. Someone?????


      Tommy
      Really? That's kind of ridiculous. I'm pretty surprised to hear that, actually.
  • Profile picture of the author AdBankPro
    I have also had an incomplete experience with UBL. Signed up one of my clients, and after 60 days, I still had to reach out to axciom, localeze, etc. to establish basic citations...I'm glad I only wasted $30!
  • Profile picture of the author winston
    I only used them once and had the same issue will never use them again.
    • Profile picture of the author djenkins
      Good afternoon all. As the Director of Customer Support I would like to clarify our business model, product offerings and the value we bring for better understanding and expectations. Our primary value is depth of distribution, consistency of the information distributed and time efficiency. Although many of our sites do have public access there are some that do not such as navigation systems and 411DA, even if someone actually wanted to spend the hours manually submitting to all of these directories.
      We certainly do advise where listings are distributed as we outline in our site’s distribution list however, as anyone in the listings space is already aware the challenge is that directories are not yet able to notify when they actually publish a business listing and hence, why there are a growing number of citation tracking/reputation management companies. With our modest fee for Standard offering this is not feasible to include.
      For U.S. market we have various package offerings that include claiming services, added social and blog sites, and video content for which we do include “reporting” such as credentials, links to the specified directories and profile information.
      We invite and expect anyone wanting to do business with us to review our FAQ’s where we clearly outline the process and time line – we have nothing to hide.
  • Profile picture of the author philboy uk
    Prompted by comments on this thread, I went to ubl.org let them know peoples feelings.. I had intended to recommend their services to local businesses, but was concerned about the negative comments.

    So, what to do, manual submission ?
    • Profile picture of the author JJOrana
      Originally Posted by philboy uk View Post

      So, what to do, manual submission ?
      For now, that's our only choice unless you still want to proceed after an overwhelming disappointment by warriors you've seen in this thread at UBL.
  • Profile picture of the author David B.
    Agree, UBL sucks. Merchant Circle now offer a submission service @ $99, haven't try it yet.
  • Profile picture of the author skylarw
    UBL.ORG

    Ripped me off... I will forever tell everyone that I come accross not to use this service.
  • Profile picture of the author philboy uk
    I use roboform to help speed up the process, I think some of the directories do benefit from submitting manually, as you can add extra services, videos etc
    It is boring though
  • Profile picture of the author joshril
    Originally Posted by JJOrana View Post

    If you're thinking to use their services to submit your client's website in different directories, might instead hire someone else to submit it manually.

    They can't give you any reports at all that your site has been submitted to directories they promised.
    They submit incomplete information to some directories.

    In short, it's a waste of money.
    I had a positive experience with them overall, but this was some months back. Perhaps things have changed...
  • Profile picture of the author rafterman
    i just have an outsourcer list them
    • Profile picture of the author Yogini
      I see wlmarketing has a local directory submission service. Has anyone used them and found they did a good job? I don't see a place for uploading pictures on their form.

      Debbie
  • Profile picture of the author www_retireonme_com
    guys, I am looking for a place to do my submissions to the directories as well. I used UBL and I was NOT pleased with the response.

    Tommy
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  • Profile picture of the author www_retireonme_com
    That wasnt the answer I was looking for. I already know that most of us do NOT like UBL, I was looking for a replacement or outsource. I know about fiverr as well. But, I might have to just do this myself. UGH, cant make any real money if I am going to be doing the work myself.
  • Profile picture of the author tonydbaker
    UBL appears to be yet another service that simply sends data updates to the big three data providers.

    Oh... didn't you know that YP.com, Merchant Circle, Yahoo, Local.com and all of those guys buy their data from the same places?

    I can't tell you who, but it's not hard to figure out. And yes, it's just the basic info.

    If you really want to get good exposure in all of the directories you have to either hand submit the information or hire someone who can.

    Disclaimer... my company provides this as a premium service on a monthly basis by SEO experts in the midwestern U.S. PM me for details on how to get this or be an affiliate.

    - Tony

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