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List of Free Online Directories

February 15th, 2012

Make Sure Your Company is On Them

If you are a small local business, it is important that prospective customers can find you when they do a local search, ex. “farm market vernon nj or bookkeeping chester ny.” Adding your business to free online directories is a great way to enhance your web visibility.  Take a look at the graphic below.  Because of online directories, our client is in EVERY single result on the first page of Google for the term preschool pine island ny.

Local Directory Graphic

Our Top 10 – OK 13 – List of Free Online Directories

You don’t need to upgrade your listings in online directories to gain a benefit.  All of the directory listing results in the graphic with the exception of one are FREE basic listings.  Some directories play a greater role in visibility than others.  Here is our top 13 list of free online directories – not in any specific order – that you should submit your business to:

  • Google Places
    Yahoo Local
    Bing Local
    Insiderpages.com
    Citysearch.com
    Local.com
    Localeze.com
    Superpages.com
    Yelp.com
    Merchantcircle.com
    Yellopages.com
    Yellowbook.com
    DMOZ.org
  • We recommend that you also submit your business to any local, regional and industry related directories.  Some of these may require a fee, such as warwickinfo.net in our graphic, but their visibility may make the expense worthwhile.