Top Free Online Directories

What is the definition of a business directory?

  • Consistent NAP. Ensure you're supplying the same company information across all directories if you create or update your firm on various sites.
  • You should provide a link to your website. Backlinks, also known as inbound links, are critical to the Domain Rating of your company's website. Consider including a tracking link at the end of this URL so you can track how much traffic your site receives from the business directories that link to it.
  • A brief description of the business. Make sure you have a clear description of your company that reflects your company's mission, culture, and values.
  • Multimedia. Give potential customers a visual representation of your company by including a photo or video of your office, workers, or daily operations.

What are the advantages of registering with a local business directory?

  • Building backlinks: Google looks at the amount and quality of sites that link to yours (backlinks) and ranks your site accordingly. A higher rank in organic search results can be achieved by having more and better quality backlinks.
  • Increased site traffic: The top three local listings receive 60% of all visitors, with the number one position receiving half of that. When done correctly, local business directories can increase the number of visitors to your website.
  • Visibility for your industry: If your company provides a unique but essential service, a free local listing can help people find you when advertising isn't an option.

The most significant local business directories that are completely free

Google

Moz

Yelp

Angie's List

Foursquare

Superpages

Yahoo! Local

City-Data

Facebook

Bing

Where can I look for more local business directories?

  • Make sure your search engine's parameters are correct for your location and then look for "top local directories."
  • Use your location along with one of the following terms or phrases to find what you're looking for: Add your site, business, or recommended links to the directory.

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