These are general local business directories for establishing your local business in places consumers search. These websites will establish your local business citations which help establish you in the local area.
You can build citations and backlinks for websites. This article is for citations. You can also build backlinks for your website which helps in general search engine listings.Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97209 IS
FROM Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside Street
Portland, Oregon 97209
Subtle differences between each citation can throw your citation building off. It’s important to be extremely consistent even down to the period.
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Local Business Directories
Every local business directory establishes citations for your business. Citations are as important as website backlinks for local businesses. Every local business directory your business is listed on puts you in front of more potential consumers. If you know of more that should be on this list, please contact us.
- Google My Business
Every local business should have a regularly maintained Google My Business profile completely set up. The most important place to set up your local business online is Google My Business. Be sure to add or claim your business listing.
- Apple Maps
The default app for finding a business on every iOS device is Apple Maps. Add or update your business information on Apple Maps. Apple Maps also pulls data from Yelp so be sure to set up that profile also.
- Bing Places
Similar to Google My Business, Bing allows you to maintain a business profile with information that can be found in the Bing search engine. You can claim and complete your profile on Bing Places.
- Facebook Business Pages
Facebook has a local business directory that can be searched from anywhere in Facebook. Consumers can even see local businesses nearby. You’ll want to set up or claim your local business page on Facebook.
Many different sources pull data from Yelp so this is another very important listing to keep regularly maintained. It’s ideal to claim your business listing if it already exists but you can also set up a new business listing.
Your business may already exist on the YP website so it’s best to search for it and claim it first. If it doesn’t exist then you’ll need to add a new business listing. They will call you to try an sell you a premium listing tool but Business Listings Manager is the same thing but more affordable.
Foursquare is still popular for finding places to eat, drink, shop, or visit and yes, people are still checking into businesses with the Swarm app. You can search for your business to either claim it or add it to Foursquare and be found by people in your local area.
You’ll want to search Manta first before you add your business. Having a duplicate listing is no good. If your business is there, claim it, if not then you’ll need to add your business to Manta.
You may not find a lot of business from MerchantCircle depending on your industry but ti’s a good place to establish a citation. You can claim your listing on MerchantCircle.
Another local business directory to add a citation. You can add your business for free.
Infogroup licenses data to many different sources for directories, marketing, and more. That means you’ll put yourself on some lists but you can also submit your business to the Infogroup list.
Acxiom is another directory like Infogroup where data is pulled to other directories and licensed for other purposes. You can manage your listing on the Acxiom business listing manager.
- Neustar Localeze
There’s no directory from Neustar Localeze but many directories pull information from their directory. You can add your business to the Neustar Localeze directory and you’ll see your business pop up on other directory services.
Factual has recently removed the ability to add business information directly. You now must use a business listings management tool.
Adding your business isn’t an easy process and you’ll have to talk to their sales team. You can fill out the form to add your business on the Superpages website. The best way to get your business listed on Superpages and other directories too with no fuss is to use our Business Listings Manager.
Believe it or not people still use MapQuest to find businesses. You can go directly to their website to add your listings but you’ll have to go through their support/sales team. An easier method is to use our Business Listings Manager to manage your business on 100+ local directories.
You can create an account with Local and add your business pretty easily. The process of adding your business is pretty easy but in the end they try to push Yext. You can get more features than Yext with our Business Listings Manager which also does reputation management.
You can easily setup your profile on Kudzu with very little issues. It was a quick process with just an email verification required, no more.
You can’t modify your business profile without your business existing on Yellowbook. The catch? You can’t add your business to Yellowbook. So, I assume that only means you have to wait for Yellowbook to pull your business in from another directory and then you can modify it. Just keep checking back.
You can’t add your business to Citysearch directly but if you’d added your business with Express Update then it’ll also add to Citysearch. You can add your business to Express Update here.
You can add your business to ShowMeLocal yourself but some categories require you to do a paid phone verification. It’s not really a free directory if anybody has to pay. You can start adding your business and it’ll tell you if you have to pay once you type in your category.
You can add your business to the ChamberofCommerce directory but it does cost a lot of money. Probably not worth it for most.
You can claim your business on LocalStack but you can’t add your business directly. It’s necessary to use a service like Business Listings Manager to add your business to the directory among many others.
You can use their easy to fill out form to add your business to Brownbook. Adding a business is a bit tricky but if you read it carefully you should be able to make your way through the process.
You can add your business to they Cylex business directory free but you do have to register.
You can’t add your business directly to InsiderPages but you can use the Express Update service to add it to InsiderPages and more. If you want to claim a business on the service then you have to use a service such as Business Listings Manager.
There’s an easy process to add your business to EZlocal using but they will try to upsell you for many other services that are most likely mediocre at best.
It’s easy to add your business to eLocal with a quick form and a verification of your email address.
You can’t add a business directly to the Tupalo directory but you can using a partner tool such as Business Listings Manager.
You have to create an account with ForLocations in order to claim your business or edit listings. You can join here as you would a user of the service. At the time of this writing their captcha was not working though so there was no way to join.
There isn’t any easy way to add your business to Fave except for using a service like Business Listings Manager. There are instructions out there to add a business manually but they didn’t work.
- Angie’s List
You can add your business to Angie’s List yourself and even get reviews for a better presence.
You can manually add your business to they MyHuckleberry database after you create an account. There are free options available and also paid. Their website might not always work well as it did not let me finish a listing at the time I tried, there was an error.
You can create a free listings on iBegin after you create an account and verify your information. You can also streamline the process of adding your business with Business Listings Manager.
- N49 (Canada)
You can add a listing for free after creating an account and verifying your information. You’re also able to use a service like Business Listings Manager to add your business to this and other directories.
Thumbtack is a directory where people can hire professionals for almost anything right from the website. It also ranks highly in many search results. You can create your business profile on Thumbtack and even get reviews (with a service like Review Reach) without actually using the Thumbtack service. People can still contact you.
- Make It Local
You can get your business listed for free after you fill out al the necessary information. They also have several upsells for premium listings.
- B2B Yellow Pages
You can add a free listings to the B2B Yellow Pages after a fairly complex form that doesn’t always work well. They do offer premium listings also.
- Biz Votes
You must first browse to the correct city and category. Once you’re there you’ll find an “Add a Biz” button where you can add your business.
You can create a free business page on Tuugo after you’ve created an account and verified your email address.
- Loclweb Business Directory
After you create an account for the local business directory you can add your free business listing.
There are probably hundreds more local business directories out there. We’d love for you to tell us about more so we can add them to the list. The more we know about the better you can build your business on the internet.
If you would like us to add another business to the directory, please contact us. Just tell us the URL of the directory and we’ll reply back with any other information we need if we need any.
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