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Old 08-27-2014, 07:11 AM   #1
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The Ultimate List: 50 Local Business Directories


I was reading about Google's Pigeon today and thought this might be useful info for someone.

http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6...rectories.aspx


As a local business, attracting new customers can be a major challenge. Quickly disappearing are the days when people go to the Yellow Pages to find local businesses. Today, people are turning to the internet as a way to find trusted business recommendations. One way local businesses can get found is through inclusion in online directories. Adding a listing to these online directories is easy, but if you only list in a few, you're really missing a huge opportunity to get found by online searchers.
Every individual directory that you submit to is another chance to get found online, so it's important to make sure you're listed in every directory possible. I have compiled a list of many popular local directories available on the internet. Filling out the forms over and over again can be a big pain, so here's a link to an autofill add-on for Firefox that should help prevent carpal tunnel.

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50 Business Directories For Local Marketing

1. Google
2. Bing
3. Yahoo!
4. Yelp
5. Merchant Circle
6. LinkedIn
7. YellowPages.com
9. Whitepages
10. Supermedia
11. Yellowbook
12. CitySearch
13. Mapquest
14. Biznik
15. Local.com
16. Foursquare
17. ThinkLocal
18. CitySlick
19. USYellowPages
20. SuperPages
21. Outside.in
22. Dex
23. BizJournals.com
24. TeleAtlas
25. JustClickLocal
26. Discover our Town
27. Metrobot
28. EZ Local
29. twibs
30. LocalEze
31. Kudzu
32. CityVoter
33. Manta
34. Zipweb
35. MatchPoint
36. UsCity.net
37. Local Site Submit
38. InfoUSA
39. Axciom
40. Infignos
41. Yellow Assistance
42. Get Fave
42. My Huckleberry
43. GenieKnows
44. MojoPages
45. Brownbook
46. Magic Yellow
47. CitySquares
48. TeleAtlas
49. Navteq GPS
50. Judy's Book

Making sure that you have a presence everywhere your potential customers might find you is critical to any local marketing plan. Don't wait! Add your local business to these directories today! Are there any local directories I missed? Let me know in the comments below!
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:30 AM   #2
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Re: The Ultimate List: 50 Local Business Directories


Tools like Brightlocal, Moz Local, and WhiteSpark all have lists of industry-specific directories too, like elocalplumbers. I would also make sure you have an accurate listing in whatever trade associations you belong to, including the chamber of commerce. Finally, there are also regional sites, like sanjose.com, where you can get good citations.

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Thank you for sharing this list, I wish I would have had this last year before I started on the seo journey! lol. There were a couple i did not have so thank you...

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I don't really have any vast experience with most if them so I don't know if your missing much by not using it. It just seemed like a thorough list for anyone who needs it.
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I think it's a great list. Anyone interested in seo for their business should take the time to add their business and website to these sites!

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Its automated now,

https://www.whitespark.ca/local-citation-finder
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I've hear about this service. How much does it cost?

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The list is great. Problem is that yext seems to run and/or own a lot of free review / business listing sites now that used to be free and now they charge. What sucks about that is that if you have existing information on there that is wrong you have to pay in order to change or update it yourself
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Has anyone here had any luck with manta? Its paid advertising and i am wondering if its worth 40$ a month?

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This is extremely helpful. Thank you so much for this list.
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Nice list.
The Whitespark service is good.
I am paying about $20 a month I think for updated info.

Phil Rozek site has a lot of info. Here is an amazing resource:
http://www.localvisibilitysystem.com...rch-citations/
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Thanks for the post Amelia! Very useful.
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I've hear about this service. How much does it cost?
I use Brightlocal and it's $3 per citation.
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Great list thank you.
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Great post, thanks a lot.
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