Ok, so we all know the end goal is to consistently gain visitors coming to your website. So what do you need to do? Get your name out there! Nowadays searches rely on Google and trusted online directories to find the companies they want to do business with. Making sure that your company is listed on these directories and that your information on it (Business Name, Address, Phone Number) is correct is crucial in today’s search world to be noticed.

Online directories can vary based on industries, niches, and location. The more that searchers see your company name in their numerous attempts on various directories the more likely they are to remember you and the more opportunity you have to be contacted.

Still not convinced of how necessary it is to be listed on assorted directories? One benefit of online directories is that it helps to improve your SEO (Search Engine Optimization). Not only does a directory provide a high-quality backlink but it also provides a new listing in Google for each directory you are listed in. Now not only will your website show up in search results but so will your directory listing, and the more places you can be found the higher the likelihood of that searcher contacting you, which as you already know becomes a lead. Another benefit, as mentioned before, is that is increases your chances of being discovered. They are one of the first places consumers go to find who go to go.  If you are still not convinced then here’s one more major reason to list your business; out yourself in a consumer’s shoes, it has become to find a company or vendor that you can trust in this digital world. Directories often require verification which makes them a reliable, trusted source. Whether it be the fact that there are reviews, or that you claimed your listing, or that you simply took the time to list your business it becomes clear to a user that you determined to create a name for yourself.

I’m sure by now you can see the advantages of a business directory. So let’s make this easy for you. Below is a list of 40 credible directories for you to start on. So get to it!

  1. Facebook
  2. Apple Maps
  3. Google My Business
  4. LinkedIn Company Directory
  5. Bing
  6. Yelp
  7. Better Business Bureau
  8. Foursquare
  9. MapQuest
  10. HubSpot
  11. Yellow Pages
  12. Angi
  13. Yahoo! Local
  14. Manta
  15. Merchant Circle
  16. Super Pages
  17. Yellow Book
  18. Thumbtack
  19. Local.com
  20. Kudzu.com
  21. Hot Frog
  22. Communitywalk.com
  23. Brownbook.net
  24. Tupalo.com
  25. La Cartes
  26. 2findlocal.com
  27. ezlocal.com 
  28. ebusinesspages.com
  29. Spoke
  30. Chamberofcommerce.com
  31. City Squares
  32. Cylex USA
  33. yelloyello.com
  34. BOTW
  35. worldweb.com
  36. ibegin.com 
  37. Get Fave
  38. Fyple.com
  39. Company.com 
  40. Call Up Contact