What local directories you should list your business on

Arteest Signs Ltd.Small Business Marketing

What local business directories you should list your business on and why

You’re probably wondering why you should use local business directories for your company or maybe you don’t know which ones would be a good place to start with. Below you’ll learn why you should incorporate this technique in your SEO tactics and what are some good websites to add to your list.

3 reasons to use local business directories:

  1. People search locally – people look for businesses that are located nearby, therefore listing your business on location-based directories improves your visibility and get you higher chances of getting discovered.
  2. Better SEO rankingKeep in mind: only being linked to high quality websites improves your ranking. Listing your business on poor quality directories can harm your ranking. Pay close attention to where you submit your business!
  3. Customer interaction – Some directories allow for customer interaction with your business – this means that you can get rated and reviewed and even answer your customers’ questions directly.

Below is a list of local business directories you should be on, without a second thought:

  1. Google ( 5 step guide on how to claim your business on Google )
  2. Bing
  3. Yahoo
  4. Yelp
  5. Yellow Pages

BONUS: Canadian business directories:

  1. Industry Canada
  2. Profile Canada
  3. Cylex
  4. Hotfrog
  5. Canadian Business Directory
  6. Shopsmallbiz.ca
  7. WebLocal
  8. GoldBook
  9. ZipLocal
  10. 411.ca
  11. n49
  12. CanadaOne
  13. Canadian Business Directory
  14. Canadian Trade Index

Other directories worth checking out:

  1. Merchant circles
  2. Foursquare
  3. MyStore411

What local business directories do you trust? Have you listed your company yet? Let us know if we missed anything!

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