Why You Should Apply to Become an Accredited Business

Here is an overview of the benefits that come with being accredited.

Advantages of Accreditation                  

Priority Service
Your account manager is your personal service representative. Contact your account manager at 1-800-600-1511 to update your BBB Business Review, get assistance loading our dynamic seal on your website or to answer additional questions you may have about your benefits.

Better Business Bureau Benefits Marketing

The BBB backs up your business with:

  • Consistent consumer advertising campaigns
  • Public relations
  • Consumer outreach
  • Special events  

BBB Dynamic Seal:        
Businesses that qualify may elect to display the dynamic BBB Accredited Business Seal on their website.

  • This seal links directly to your online Business Review and boosts your SEO.
  • Consumers can get the information they need about your business at precisely the moment they are making a decision.
  • Having the BBB Accredited Business Seal on your site says that you meet the criteria for the BBB Code of Online Business Practices.

Request A Quote:           

When consumers view your report they have the option of clicking on the “Request A Quote” button, describe the job they have in mind and provide you with detailed information, providing you a highly qualified lead for your business.

Customer Reviews:      

Provide businesses with an additional resource to receive some positive feedback and develop a strong rapport with the public to drive customers to your business.

Facebook Business Page and Web Page Development:
BBB will create:

  • Business Website 
  • Facebook page
  • Social Media marketing presence

Also Includes:

  • Photographs
  • Text as it pertains to Business Information (i.e. Location, hours of operation, promotions, etc.)
  • Personalized domain names
  • Social Networks
  • Constant updates to keep your business information current
  • We provide you with strong domain authority

BBB Online Accredited Business Directory/Search Engine Optimization:

People will check your Accredited Business status on www.bbb.org. There they will find our online directory which links potential customers to your website, email, and your location. All BBB Accredited Businesses are included in our searchable roster and you can be listed under multiple business category headings.

Our national team constantly updates our bbb.org website and your Business Profile with current information to increase the odds of a page one result on Google and other popular search engines.  BBB will establish a hyperlink to your site which will help your SEO due to the strength of our site.

BBB Custom QR Code:

This custom code provides an easy way to post a direct link to your business review anywhere you advertise to capitalize on the booming smart phone industry directing this fast growing segment of consumers to your report where they can see your commitment to trustworthy business practices. (Sample below)

Effective Advertising:

We can help you get the most of your advertising budget.  An inquiry to BBB from a potential customer, sparked by your ad, can turn a cautious buyer into your newest customer.  Tell your customers you are accredited everywhere you advertise.

  • Ad Banners  
  • Direct Mail
  • Flyers
  • Job Estimates
  • Periodicals  
  • Newspaper Ads
  • Blogs
  • Stationary
  • Local Radio/TV Ads

There are many ways to promote your credibility and ethical standards by proudly showing customers the BBB torch.

Check Out Newly Accredited Businesses:

Do you routinely check out the record of new suppliers, clients, or contractors before you do business with them? If not, you should!  Your BBB provides you with a quick and easy method to receive unbiased information about other businesses.  Stop, think and check with the BBB.  Just one call or click could save you time, money and aggravation.

Community Support:

Members of the BBB proudly support the many programs we offer to our community, including: National Charity Review, free on-site shredding events, community engagement, BBB Speaker's Bureau program (free presentations to any community group), marketplace tips and consumer alerts, consumer education, military and senior resources, BBB Scam Tracker, and more free services.

Your Business Profile:

Reviews are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  When a prospective customer seeks more information before purchasing your service or product, your report is accessible from any touch-tone telephone on our 24-hour Voice Response System and via our web site.  Golden Gate BBB receives over 10,000 requests for information daily.

Mediation and Arbitration Services:

One of the most important functions of your BBB is to help facilitate communication between businesses and their customers if a dispute arises.  Mediation and arbitration services are available to accredited businesses to provide you with a fair and equitable way to resolve disputes and avoid high legal costs.