- On February 15, 2012
- hyperlocal search, local search, online directories
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.
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
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.