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100+ Local Directories Besides Google Places Where You Can Promote Your Local Business

 

Google has lead the way in local marketing by creating over 50 million “Google Places Pages.” Here is a post I did giving you the basics on Google Places Basically Google Places is webpage created by Google for local businesses. These Google Places pages often appear at the top of the local searches above even the Google natural listings.

Less than 10% of local business owners have actually claimed their Google Places pages and have started adding their own up to date information, links, pictures and offers. And only a small percentage of those business owners have taken time to fully optimize their pages.

Yahoo And Bing have followed suit and created their own version of of local Google Places pages. Even a smaller amount of businesses have claimed and optimized these pages.

Now there are many others types of local marketing directories which are very highly ranked in local keyword searches on Google.

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Here are some of the other types of local directories where you can list your local business besides just search engine local directories:

• Online yellow pages like Superpages and Yellowpages.com
• Social networks like Yelp, Twitter, and Facebook
• Portals and guides like AOL and Citysearch
• Mobile devices like BlackBerry and iPhone
• 411 directory assistance services
• GPS navigation services
• Telematics services like OnStar

Most of these directories are very highly ranked and have places where you can put your links, contact information, and reviews. Since these websites are highly trafficked often your customers will find you in these local directories before they will find you through your own website. Here are several reasons why you should be listed in as many local directories as possible:

1. Local directories more than likely have more traffic than your own website. People are actually visiting these directories looking for your local services and/or products. If you are not there they cannot find you.

2. Local directories generally will get ranked higher in the search engines than your own website. The main local directories are probably older more established, more optimized and more professionally and consistently promoted than you website. Therefore when potential customers do Google searches for your products and services most likely they will find related listings in these directories before your business website.

3. Local directories provide valuable backlinks to your main website giving your website higher rankings in searches.

4. Google Places often takes listings and review from the local directories and includes them in the Google Places listings. The more reviews and listings in other directories you have the higher your Google Places pages will rank.

5. Reviews! When people first hear about you either through search or a referall one of the first things they will do is “Google you.” They will be looking for reviews. The more reviews you have on the widest range of directory sites you have the more credibility and higher ranking your local pages will have.

Acxiom
Address.com
Advertise.com
Advice.com
Airarena
Alikelist.com
Allpages.com
AOL
Apple
Areaconnect
Ask
BlackBerry/RIM
B2Byellowpages.com
Boorah
Bing Local
Bright Kite
Center’d
Citysearch
Collarity
Contextuads.com
Databanq
DigitalPressConsortium
DexKnows
DirectoryM.com
DreamLocal.com
Dun And Bradstreet
Earthlink.com
Electronic Directories (Yellow Pages, Inc)
Elocal
GenieKnows
Geodelic
GetFave.com
HelloMetro.com
HotBot.com
Hotfrog.com
Immersfind
infoUSA Express Update
Infospace.com
Innovectra
InsiderPages
Intelius
JustDial
Kudzu
Voiceplaces.com
Local.com
LocalMatters.com
LocalSearch.com
Loqal.com
Lycos.com
MagicYellow.com
MapQuest
MediaPages/Canoe
Media News Group
MerchantCircle
MojoPages
OpenList
PDCPages
Planet Discover
Radaris
SearchBug.com
SeccionAmarilla
Superpages.com
Switchboard.com
Topix
US City.net
Weblocal.ca
Where.com
WhitePages.com
YellowBot
YellowOne
YellowPages.com
YellowPageCity
YellowBook
YellowUSA.com
Yahoo! Local
Yelp
YP.com
Zipcodez.com
411/Directory Assistance
411info

This is just a handfull of local directories. It can be an extremely time consuming process submitting your site to all these sites. We are coming out with a service where we will do this for you. Stay subscribed to our newsletter and rss feed to be notified when the service will become live.

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Matt
 

After a career as a professional musician and band leader in the Miami South Florida Area I decided to see if I could make some money with this new internet thing. After years of trial and error I started to get the hang of it and now I am completely financially independent because of my various online businesses. The goal of this blog is to chronicle my continued marketing experiences. I focus on real examples of what works and what does not work. Google does not give us a recipe for getting our sites ranked. We have to use our own experiences to see what actually works rather than theory. I hope you enjoy the blog. Please let us know what you think in the comments area. We appreciate your feedback.

carpet cleaning Tampa - 2012/10/14

Thanks for the information about the local directories.

 

Samuel Lavoie - 2012/03/12

Hey Matthew,
For you know, Mediapages is now Videotron smart find. A new online directory for Quebec local businesses.
Thanks for the listing.

 

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A great list and very useful indeed. Now I just need to plan the time it’s going to take to get my websites listed in as many as possible.

Many thanks,
Karl

 

Prince Ade-Johnson - 2011/11/19

Thanks for this list. It gives an opportunity to boost search engine ranking for local businesses. Its indeed a good resource for Internet marketing Consultants.

 

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Google ads is more and more expensive. Add the website to the local directories is a good way to make SEO for the site. Thanks for very informative article.

 

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