60 Free Local Business Online Directories

/60 Free Local Business Online Directories

60 Free Local Business Online Directories

A great profitable step to take on your way to total local market domination is to take advantage of all of the FREE and EASY ways to help customers find you.

Forget the old days of advertising in the Yellow Pages with a ‘big ad is better’ mentality. If you’re still a believer in that strategy, you’re just going to lose your hard earned money – maybe even your business – a little bit faster.

As a local business – small or large – attracting new customers will always be a challenge so you need to work hard to keep your name profitably visible.

For the majority of people today, opening up a local Yellow Pages book to find a business is an outdated, antiquated – if not non-existent – method for of search!

Today, we simply Google to find your business – and you better be there at the top of the page!

Today, there’s a great, free and easy way for local businesses to get found on the Web and that is, by completing their profiles in online directories  and claiming their turf. And, it seems these directories continue to pop up online.

It’s pretty simple to add a listing, but if you’re only listing with Google – as powerful as it is – you’re missing out on lots of opportunities to get found by people who are interested NOW in what you’re selling.

Did you know that 82% of local internet searches follow-up offline with an in-store visit, phone call or purchase? Well, it’s true.  In fact, check out this Local Web Infographic for more insights.

Every online directory you submit your Business to gives you one more chance to step up to the plate and hit a home run with your customers.

Over the past few year or so, we’ve come across over 60 free online directories to date (see below), and wish you much success in using the list to help you get found.  If you come across any others, please let us know so we can add to our list.

60 A to Z and Free Local Business Online Directories

AOL Patch Sites American Towns Axciom Best Deals on Best of the Web
Bing BizJournals.com Biznik Brownbook ChoiceVendor.com (TBD – bought by LinkedIn)
CitySearch CitySlick CitySquares CityVoter Dex
Discover our Town Foursquare Genieknows Google Places HopStop
Hotfrog Infignos InfoUSA Judysbook Justclicklocal
 Kudzu  LinkedIn Local.com LocalCompanySearch LocalEze
Localndex.com Local Pages  Local Site Submit Magic Yellow Mapquest
 Manta  MatchPoint  Merchant Circle Metrobot MojoPages
 Myhuckleberry Navteq GPS Outside.in RelyLocal ShowMeLocal
Supermedia
(Yellow Pages)
TeleAtlas ThinkLocal Topix Twibs
UsCity.net USYellowPages Whitepages Yahoo! Yellowassistance
 Yellowbook Yellowbot YellowPages.com Yelp Ziplocal
Zipweb Travelocity* UrbanSpoon* *Note:Hospitality Angies List – Service Providers

Here are three final key points.

First, to see where you rank now, go to this GetListed.Org link.

Second, you might get tired filling in all of these online directory forms, so check out Firefox’s Auto-Fill add-on link to help save you some time.

Third, if you still don’t have the time to complete online directories for your business/es and keep them up-to-date,  check out companies like BrandMill or others such as Yext.Com who will charge you a small fee to keep you updated in online directories.

Good luck in getting found more often!

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