What is a corporate directory?

A business directory is an online list of businesses in a specific niche, location, or category. One way that local businesses can be found by online searchers is by listing them in corporate directories.

These days, Google is inserting itself much more often between consumer and local business websites.

Look no further than Google My Business Conversion Points, AMP, and Featured Snippets for evidence.

Therefore, it makes sense to put your local business information in the places where people are already finding businesses like yours instead of just hoping they’ll find you in search results.

Getting your local business NAP information (name, address, phone number) in directories, online business listing websites, and citation pages will help improve visibility. However, backlinks from these websites can also have a search engine optimization benefit. Here are a few things to make sure your company listing is on it the moment you add it to a directory:

  • Consistent NAP. If you add or update your company on multiple business listing websites, make sure you provide the same company information in each directory.
  • A link to your website. Backlinks – also known as inbound links – are critical to the domain authority of your business website. Also add a tracking link to the end of this URL so you can see how much traffic your website is receiving specifically from the business directories that link to it.
  • A company description. Make sure you have a detailed description of your company that reflects your company’s mission, culture and values.
  • multimedia. Give business seekers a visual impression of your company with a picture or video of your office, your employees or your daily business operations.

There are many location-specific directories and industry-specific business listing websites that you can submit your data to. Local businesses, however, should start with the big guns and work their way towards the niche directories.

Free business listings

  1. Facebook
  2. Apple Maps
  3. Google My Business
  4. LinkedIn business directory
  5. Bing
  6. Howl
  7. MapQuest
  8. HubSpot
  9. Great sites
  10. Yellow book
  11. Thumbtack

That’s why today we’ve compiled a list of the largest and most important business listing sites (based on Domain Authority collected in Moz Link Explorer in May 2018). Many of these directories are completely free.

Local business listings and directories for small business marketing

  1. Facebook (Domain Authority = 100)
  2. Apple Maps (Domain Authority = 100)
  3. Google My Business (Domain Authority = 100)
  4. LinkedIn Company Directory (Domain Authority = 98)
  5. Bing (Domain Authority = 94)
  6. Yelp (Domain Authority = 94)
  7. Better Business Bureau (Domain Authority = 93)
  8. Foursquare (Domain Authority = 92)
  9. MapQuest (Domain Authority = 92)
  10. HubSpot (Domain Authority = 91)
  11. Yellow Pages (Domain Authority = 91)
  12. Angie’s List (Domain Authority = 91)
  13. Yahoo! Local (Domain Authority = 91)
  14. Manta (Domain Authority = 87)
  15. Dealer group (Domain Authority = 86)
  16. Super sites (Domain Authority = 84)
  17. Yellow Book (Domain Authority = 83)
  18. Thumbtack (Domain Authority = 82)
  19. Local.com (Domain Authority = 77)
  20. Kudzu.com (Domain Authority = 76)
  21. Hot Frog (Domain Authority = 76)
  22. Communitywalk.com (Domain Authority = 75)
  23. Brownbook.net (Domain Authority = 73)
  24. Tupalo.com (Domain Authority = 72)
  25. La Cartes (Domain Authority = 68)
  26. 2findlocal.com (Domain Authority = 67)
  27. ezlocal.com (Domain Authority = 67)
  28. ebusinesspages.com (Domain Authority = 67)
  29. Voice (Domain Authority = 66)
  30. Chamberofcommerce.com (Domain Authority = 66)
  31. City squares (Domain Authority = 66)
  32. Cylex USA (Domain Authority = 66)
  33. yelloyello.com (Domain Authority = 66)
  34. BOTW (Domain Authority = 65)
  35. worldweb.com (Domain Authority = 65)
  36. ibegin.com (Domain Authority = 63)
  37. Get Fave (Domain Authority = 63)
  38. Fyple.com (Domain Authority = 63)
  39. Company.com (Domain Authority = 60)
  40. Call up contact (Domain Authority = 60)
  41. Finduslocal.com (Domain Authority = 60)
  42. My blueberry (Domain Authority = 59)
  43. Hub.biz (Domain Authority = 59)
  44. where2go.com (Domain Authority = 58)
  45. City Insider (Domain Authority = 58)
  46. n49.com (Domain Authority = 58)
  47. My Sheriff (Domain Authority = 57)
  48. opendi.us (Domain Authority = 56)
  49. Bizhwy.com (Domain Authority = 55)
  50. Smartguy.com (Domain Authority = 55)
  51. Wherezit.com (Domain Authority = 55)
  52. DiscoverOurTown.com (Domain Authority = 54)
  53. Nexport.com (Domain Authority = 52)
  54. USdirectory.com (Domain Authority = 50)
  55. Wowcity.com (Domain Authority = 49)
  56. Bizadee (Domain Authority = 48)
  57. Wand.com (Domain Authority = 47)

Making sure you are everywhere your prospects may find you is vital to any local marketing plan. Don’t wait – add your local business to some of these business listings and directories ASAP.

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