OK, so our top UK business directories blog post was such a big hit that I have now decided to do the same and help our readers from across the pond find some awesome directories to list their shiny new businesses in. If you are a UK-based business and are looking to expand your business wings internationally then this list will help you get started.
As I explained in my previous post, submitting your business to directories is great for Local Citations.
NAP and Local Citations
First off, let me explain what NAP is and why it is important. NAP, short for, Name, address, and telephone number, is vital to your business listing strategy, it is important to make sure that your business contact information is identical across all of your listings if you wish to rank well in local search results. Search engines like Google and Bing use these mentions as a trust signal and this can be very rewarding.
Let’s start with the top 20 U.S business directories, based on trust, Alexa rank, and domain authority. The list will grow and I will be regularly be updating this page, so make sure you drop by once in a while.
Are you ready… On your marks, get set, LINK JUICE!
Google My Business
www.google.com/business – Listing Price: Free
Any business, no matter how big or small must start with Google. Google’s very own Google My Business directory can drive a healthy amount of traffic to your business via Google search or Google maps.
www.bingplaces.com – Listing Price: Free
Just like Google, Microsoft’s Bing Places for Business allows business owners to list their business for free. Having a web presence for your business is as much of a must-have as being listed in the yellow pages once was.
www.yelp.com – Listing Price: Free
Yelp is a social directory that allows customers to review their favourite local joints and businesses. Yelp.com is ranked in the top 200 most popular websites globally.
www.yellowpages.com – Listing Price: Free
The good old yellow pages. YellowPages is an online business directory slash local marketing solutions provider that helps local businesses grow. Yellowpages.com is ranked in the top 2,000 websites in the world.
www.facebook.com – Listing Price: Free
Facebook is not a directory and we are all well aware of this, however, just like personal profiles, Facebook allows businesses to create company profiles where users can follow and keep up to date with your business. A Facebook profile is a great way of having a close relationship with your customers. Facebook is ranked in the top 5 websites in the world.
www.yahoo.com – Listing Price: $199+
Yahoo! and Yext have partnered to allow you to control your listings not only on Yahoo but on a full network of premium websites. Yahoo is ranked in the top 5 websites in the world.
www.linkedin.com – Listing Price: Free
LinkedIn is a business social networking website that allows registered members to create business profiles as well as personal profiles. LinkedIn can be benefitial to the growth of your business network. LinkedIn is ranked in the top 20 webistes in the world.
Better Business Bureau
www.bbb.org – Listing Price: Unknown
Let BBB help you Build a Better Business. Add your business to the Better Business Bureau and explore the value of becoming a BBB Accredited Business. Better Business Bureau is designed to protect consumers from fraudulent business or scammers. BBB is ranked in the top 900 websites in the world.
www.salespider.com – Listing Price: Free
Sales Spider claims to be America’s #1 business social network for Small and Medium Sized Businesses. Sales Spider is ranked in the top 20,000 websites in the world.
www.manta.com – Listing Price: Free
Manta is a pretty large business directory that also offers online resources dedicated to small businesseses. Manta is ranked in the top 900 websites in the world.
www.local.com – Listing Price: Unknown
Local is a local business directory. Local claims to have over 100000 listings and growing. Local.com allows users to find the best local services, products, activities and events. Local is ranked in the top 5000 websites in the world.
www.ezlocal.com – Listing Price: Freemium
EZ Local is a business marketing directory. As well as offering free business listings, it also offers premium targeted services such as listing management, social media management and web design. EZ Local is ranked in the top 20,000 websites in the world.
www.foursquare.com – Listing Price: Paid
Foursquare is a local search directory that provides local business search results for its users. The website also provides personalised recommendations of places and businesses near a user’s current location. Fouraquare is ranked in the top 3000 websites in the world.
www.superpages.com – Listing Price: Freemium
Superpages.com is another local authority and top web resource for finding information on businesses and organizations. Every month, the platform helps millions of consumers discover insights for local enterprises and retailers. Superpages is ranked in the top 30,000 websites in the world.
www.yellowbook.com – Listing Price: Unknown
Yellowbook is an online business directory where users can look up local businesses. The website claims to have 20+ million listings in their local directory. Yellow Book is ranked in the top 50,000 websites in the world.
www.hotfrog.com – Listing Price: Freemium
Hotfrog operates in over 30 countries and receives million visitors a month. Hot Frog is ranked in the top 12,000 websites in the world.
www.citysearch.com – Listing Price: Free
Citysearch is a local listings website that provides information about businesses throughout cities in the US. City Search is ranked in the top 40,000 websites in the world.
www.dexknows.com – Listing Price: Freemium
DexKnows is another local search directory offering businesses to list their organisation. DexKnows is ranked in the top 70,000 websites in the world.
www.411.com – Listing Price: Freemium
411 is an online directory is a Yellow Pages style directory. There is very little information on how to get your business listed. The website ranks in the top 80,000 in the world.
www.elocal.com – Listing Price: Free
eLocal is a business directory that allows you to list your business for free. It covers the entire US. eLocal is ranked in the top 30,000 websites in the world.
If any of the links above do not work please let us know below 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.