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Top 36 UK Business Directories To List Your Business

Top UK Business Directories

As per our previous announcement, the Website Helper blog has now become thenet.blog.

Here we have it, 36 approved UK business directories you can submit your website to get your link juices flowing.

Submitting your business to directories is great for Local Citations.

What are Local Citations I hear you ask? Local Citations are multiple consistent mentions of your business information on local business directories. Search engines like Google use these mentions as a trust signal and consistent NAP mentions of your business will help you to rank in local Google search results.

In order for Google to take notice, you must follow guidelines and make sure you submit exactly the same information (NAP) to every single directory. NAP – Name, Address, Phone Number – is critical for businesses wishing to rank well in the local organic search results.

So here we have the top 36 UK business directories, based on trust, Alexa and PR rank.

Google My Business

www.google.co.uk/business – Listing Price: Free

You must start your journey by listing your business in the Google My Business directory. When users are searching for services or businesses around your local area, either in the standard search engine or Google Maps,  appearing in Google”s directory listings can drive a significant amount of traffic to your website. This is ranked number #1 in the UK – no surprises there.

Bing Places

www.bingplaces.com – Listing Price: Free

Do not underestimate the power of Microsoft’s Bing. Bing Places for Business is a Bing portal that enables local business owners to add a listing for their business on Bing.  Having a web presence for your business is as much of a must-have as being listed in the phone book once was.

Yahoo Local

www.yahoo.com – Listing Price: Freemium

1 in 8 searches happen on Yahoo so don’t ever think for one minute that Yahoo is a thing of the past. Having said that, unlike all other business directories, Yahoo has partnered with Yext and you have to go through them to be listing on the Yahoo Local directory. More info over at Yext.co.uk.

LinkedIn

www.linkedIn.com – Listing Price: Free

LinkedIn is a business social network that allows you to connect with other businesses. As well as personal profiles, LinkedIn allows comapnies to create their own pages.

Facebook

www.facebook.com – Listing Price: Free

Wait, why is Facebook listed here, it’s not a business directory? We know, however, because Facebook, just like LinkedIn, allows businesses to create company profiles where users can follow and keep up to date with your business. Facebook is ranked in the top 5 websites in the world.

Yell

www.yell.com – Listing Price: Freemium

Remember the Yellow pages? Well, this is the online version of the Yellow Pages. Yell is ranked in the top 500 most popular website in the UK.

Yelp

www.yelp.co.uk – Listing Price: Free

Yelp is a social directory that allows customers to review their favourite local joints and businesses. Yelp.co.uk is ranked in the top 800 most popular website in the UK.

Thomson Local

www.thomsonlocal.com – Listing Price: Freemium

Thomson Local is another popular business directory that is amazingly still in print. The online version of the directory is ranked in the top 5,000 most popular website in the UK.

Scoot

www.scoot.co.uk – Listing Price: Freemium

Scoot is a network-based business directory. Their partners include The Sun, The Mirror, The Independent, Touch Local and others. What does this mean? In short, if you add your business to Scoot, your business listing will also appear on partner websites, which is a bonus. Scoop is ranked in the top 14,000 most popular website in the UK.

Foursquare City Guide

www.foursquare.com – Listing Price: Paid

Foursquare is a local search-and-discovery directory which provides search results for its users. The website provides personalised recommendations of places to go to near a user’s current location based on users’ “previous browsing history, purchases, or check-in history”.

UK LinkedNEW

www.uklinked.co.uk – Listing Price: £4.99

Create your simple business profile page today and increase traffic to your business website. UK Linked is a spam free directory for serious business owners which includes deep page linking that allows you to link directly to internal pages using your desired keywords.

Free Index

www.freeindex.co.uk – Listing Price: Freemium

The Free Index directory is one of the most detailed sources of business information in the UK. With well over 1.5 million registered members and 700,000 registered companies, you can find any kind of local or national business. Free Index is ranked in the top 10,000 most popular website in the UK.

Hot Frog

www.hotfrog.co.uk – Listing Price: Freemium

Hotfrog operates in over 30 countries and has over 1.2 UK million visitors a month. Hotfrog is ranked in the top 30,00 most popular websites in the UK.

La Cartes

www.lacartes.com  – Listing Price: Freemium

La Cartes operates in over 130 countries and is ranked in the top 50,000 most popular websites in the UK.

192.com

www.192.com – Listing Price: Free

192.com is a person and business directory. Check to see if your business is already listed, if not you can go ahead and submit it for free. 192.com is ranked in the top 500 websites in the UK.

Cylex

www.cylex-uk.co.uk – Listing Price: Freemium

Cylex is a business directory that likes to get businesses involved. They have several listing options and if you are one of the lucky ones they will offer you a personal business review. Cylex is ranked in the top 2,000 websites in the UK.

Locanto

www.locanto.co.uk – Listing Price: Freemium

Locanto is more of a classifieds style website. However, businesses are welcome to list their services. Locanto is ranked in the top 6,000 websites in the UK.

All In London

www.allinlondon.co.uk – Listing Price: Freemium

All In London is a London only business directory, I would say more of a community like Yelp where you can review your favourite joints, read local London guides and search for local London businesses. All In London is ranked in the top 7,000 websites in the UK.

Approved Business

www.approvedbusiness.co.uk – Listing Price: Freemium

Approved Business is a leading UK business to business listing directory, covering a wide range of highly targeted industry sectors and lists over 30,000+ products and services. Approved Business is ranked in the top 70,000 most popular websites in the UK.

UK Small Business Directory

www.uksmallbusinessdirectory.co.uk – Listing Price: Free

The small business directory has an amazing PR. The website is ranked in the top 50,000 websites in the UK.

Opening Times

www.opening-times.co.uk – Listing Price: Free

Opening times is a very popular directory listing local businesses opening times.

Yalwa

www.yalwa.co.uk – Listing Price: Freemium

Yalwa operates in over 17 countries. It is ranked in the top  100,00 most popular websites in the UK.

Brown Book

www.brownbook.net – Listing Price: Freemium

The Brown Book is a global business directory that also caters to the UK. The directory is ranked in the top 50,00 most popular websites in the UK.

Local Data Search

www.localdatasearch.com – Listing Price: Free

The Local Data Company lists hundreds of thousands of businesses. In association with The Local Data Company, your business will be viewed by a huge audience of web and mobile users across the United Kingdom and beyond. The Local Data Company is ranked in the top 6,000 websites in the UK.

Business Magnet

www.businessmagnet.co.uk – Listing Price: Free

The Business Directory for UK Companies. As simple as that. Business magnet is ranked in the top 30,000 websites in the UK.

Opendi

www.opendi.co.uk – Listing Price: Freemium

Business Pages and reviews with 1819000 companies and 54000 reviews. More than 5000 companies with detailed descriptions and map. Opendi is ranked in the top 50,000 most popular websites in the UK.

The Trade Finder

www.thetradefinder.co.uk – Listing Price: Free

The Trade Finder gives you so much more than just a name and address. Many of the businesses we list include useful additional information like facilities, opening times, payment methods, maps, directions, website links, photos, videos and lots of special offers. The Trade Finder is ranked in the top 100,00 websites in the UK.

Listed In

www.listedin.co.uk – Listing Price: Paid

Find and connect with thousands of local UK businesses on ListedIn. ListedIn is ranked in the top 40,000 websites in the UK.

Business Directories Not Listed Amongst The Top 100,000 Most Popular Websites In The UK

Searchme4

www.searchme4.co.uk – Listing Price: Free

Seachme4 is a UK business directory. The website is ranked just outside of the top 100,000 most popular websites in the UK.

Pin Bud

www.pinbud.co.uk – Listing Price:  Freemium

Pin Bud is a one-stop business website offering search, research, and quick contact with multiple local businesses using a single service request form. Sadly, Pin Bud is ranked within the top 5,000,000 websites in the UK. Still, it has a PR2 which is not to be to sniff at.

Trade Pages

www.tradepages.co.uk – Listing Price: Freemium

The TradePages.co.uk Directory is more than your average online directory. TradePages.co.uk is a single database of business listings set across a network of directories offering comprehensive product and service information that allows users to make informed business decisions from one location. Trade pages is ranked within the top 5,000,000 websites in the UK.

UK Business Directory LTD

www.ukbusinessdirectoryltd.co.uk – Listing Price:  Freemium

Another UK Business directory. This website is not ranked and does not have a page rank but is listed on the first page in google for the keyword term ‘UK Business Directory’.

Business Directory UK

www.business-directory-uk.co.uk – Listing Price: Freemium

The directory lists a wide range of businesses, non-profit organisations and charities in the UK and foreign companies who offer a service in the UK.  This website is not ranked but it does have PR score of 5.

UK Businesses 

www.uk-businesses.co.uk – Listing Price: Freemium

UK Businesses offer three types of listings. This website is not ranked but it does have PR score of 1.

Bizify

www.bizify.co.uk – Listing Price: Free

Find & review great local businesses as part of the fastest growing free business directory in the UK, for small & large companies who want to be found by your customers.

Niche Directories

Finsie

www.finsie.co.uk – Listing Price: From £4.99

Finsie is an online shop directory. If you have an online store or shop and wish to gain further exposure as well as increase your current link juice, Finsie is the place for your business. Please note that only online stores and physical stores that also sell products online are welcome. If your website does not sell online your listing will automatically be rejected and deleted.

If any of the links above do not work please let us know so we can update the page for other users. If you feel we have missed a directory that is worth a mention drop us a line.

Are you looking to expand and are looking for directories in the U.S? If so check out our new post on the top US business directories to list your business.

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