As a business owner, it’s only natural that you occasionally type your business name and related industry keywords into a search engine to see how your website ranks in search results. If your goal is to attract local clientele, including your business in online directories is one of the most effective ways to get found by online searchers.
As you can imagine, there are hundreds of search engines on the web, and each online business listing that you have increases your chance of having your target audience find you online. For this reason, it’s crucial that your business is included in as many online business directories as possible. While it can be a huge headache to visit each of the major search engine websites and thoroughly input your business’s contact information, we offer a business listing service that allows you to quickly and accurately submit your company’s information to over 135 local business listing platforms.
There are constantly new powerhouse business directories that are popping up, and it’s important to make sure that your business is included in all of them. HubSpot recently released a list of the top 50 business directories for local marketing. Check this list out to make sure that you are covering your bases when it comes to local search.
5. Merchant Circle
26. Discover our Town
28. EZ Local
37. Local Site Submit
41. Yellow Assistance
42. Get Fave
42. My Huckleberry
46. Magic Yellow
49. Navteq GPS
50. Judy’s Book
There are several up-and-coming business directories for 2014 that are good to know about as well:
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