Some Local Business Directory Signup Pages
This article was originally posted on May 31, 2015.
Local citation or local directory websites are places where you can set up a profile that has your business name, address, and contact information at the very least. Customers or clients of your business can leave you a review on these websites as well. If you have ever done a search on Google, Yahoo, or Bing, often times, you’ll see local businesses show up at the top along with their contact information like so:
The big three search engines allow you to set up a local citation on their websites, but you need to have local citations set up in many more places. It’s important that your business name, contact information, and website are all consistent. This has an effect on your local search engine rankings.
Listed below are 25 local citation websites that you can set up a business profile on. Finding where to add your business can be a challenge, so I have done the legwork for you. All you have to do is click on the link, and you’ll be taken directly to the page where you can add your business.
- Google My Business*
- Angi (formerly Angie’s List)
- Best of the Web
- Chamber of Commerce*
- Bing Places*
- Sales Spider
- Data Axle (data aggregator)
- Top Rated Local*
- Vote for the Best
- My Local Services*
- Opendi United States*
The directories that have an * by them are Yext managed directories. I set up many profiles on these websites manually for myself and my clients. If you plan to set up all of these profiles yourself, be prepared to invest a few hours. For some of the websites listed above, you may have to wait up to a couple of months for your profile to be public after setting it up.
If you want quicker results, you may want to look into using Yext for bulk local citation updates. I’m a Yext Certified Partner, and after a few weeks of using the service I am a believer in it.
GREAT piece, Tom! Thanks for sharing. Question: I’ve often wondered whether listing your business on reputable directories can actually help your SEO. It seems like it should help if Google sees directory listings as a backlink. I appreciate your thoughts.
Alan, the business name, address, and phone number should help your local rankings because of consistency. You don’t even need a website to show up in the local portion of Google searches.
The backlinks should help your organic rankings because they are from reputable websites.
Definitely good list but not global. Most of these sites work or list businesses from certain countries. Would appreciate if you can add some authority business aggregator sites which are global or accept businesses from any part of the world. But indeed, your list is truly good.
Thanks for the feedback, Sonia. I’m not a worldwide SEO consultant. Almost all of my clients are in the United States, however, I will add some aggregator websites like Factual and Acxiom in future posts.
Thank you, just what I was looking for!
You’re welcome. Glad I could help!
Thanks for sharing these Local Directory Business links, it was very much useful for me.
That’s awesome. Glad to have helped.
I appreciate your efforts in compiling these directories. Just a quick question, though. The more directories you set up your citations into, the better, is that right? Thanks for the feedback. Please check out our Local Community Website
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So what are your thoughts on using Felix? The “pay per call” services branched from Yext?
Nickolas, I don’t know anything about them, but it looks like Yext sold Felix years ago (read story).
Kudzu is shut down now fyi.
Thanks, Bruce. I knew that, but I just I forgot to update this list. I’ve replaced Kudzu with Tuugo.