The Best Local Business Online Directories to Help Grow Your Business

By September 27, 2013marketing

While many of your business’s potential customers search Google for information on local services, a large number of them find their way to a local business directory.  Many of these directories not only have substantial brands/marketing budgets to drive traffic, but they also do well in organic search rankings for important search terms.  So even if you can’t get your site ranked high for a specific search term, you can appear on the local directory site that ranks for that term.  Perhaps even more important is that links to your site and mentions of your business (aka “Local Citations”) can help your site rank well in both “national” organic search as well as in the Google+ Local results.

I compiled a list of the best local business directories for your SEO efforts. If you spend half your SEO time building your company’s listing on these sites, I can guarantee your site will rank higher and your site’s traffic will increase. And if your site is optimized, you should also get more customers. (The other half of your time spent on SEO should be spent on developing relevant content. But that is another subject for another time.)

Local Directory List:

  1. Google Places (aka Google+ Local)
  2. Facebook
  3. LinkedIn
  5. Yelp
  8. Manta
  9. SuperPages
  10. CitySearch
  11. Patch
  12. City-Data
  13. MerchantCircle
  15. Yahoo Local
  16. Mapquest
  17. Topix
  18. DexKnows
  21. Angieslist
  22. AreaConnect
  23. Foursquare
  24. AmericanTowns
  25. BizJournals
  26. LocalGuides
  29. Insider Pages
  30. MagicYellow
  32. Mojopages
  33. Switchboard
  34. Demandforce
  35. MojoPages
  36. Bundle
  37. Metromix
  38. Yellowbot
  39. Kudzu
  40. ShowMeLocal
  41. ChamberofCommerce
  42. LocalPages
  43. HopStop
  44. YellowMoxie
  46. Best of the Web Local
  47. Yellowise
  48. GetFave
  49. Tupalo
  50. ZipLocal
  51. EZLocal
  52. CitySquares
  54. LocalDatabase
  55. YouTube
  56. ServiceMagic