Growing your online visibility via local business directories (also known as building citations) is integral to your local marketing strategy. Using a business directory list like the one below helps to increase search rankings, build trust and authority with search engines, and gives potential customers a greater chance of finding you online.

There”;s a wealth of free business directory lists out there (many of which we”;ve published ourselves), but we”;re confident that this list of the top 50 is the very best place to start.

Top 50 Free Business Directories

The following local business directories have been selected based on Domain Authority (DA) gathered in June 2020.

Business DirectoryDA

Google My Business100

Apple Maps100

LinkedIn Company Directory98

Facebook96

Bing94

Yelp93

Foursquare93

Better Business Bureau91

Map Quest90

YellowPages88

AngiesList85

Manta80

NextDoor77

JustLanded76

Merchant Circle73

SuperPages68

n4964

YellowBook60

Local59

Spoke58

BrownBook58

AmericanTowns58

Infobel58

CommunityWalk57

ChamberOfCommerce57

HotFrog56

eLocal56

BOTW55

EZLocal54

StoreBoard54

Tupalo52

Cylex USA52

Cybo51

iBegin50

Hub.biz50

ShowmeLocal50

Lacartes49

CitySquares48

eBusinessPages47

CallUpContact47

Tuugo47

A Greater Town46

2FindLocal45

GoLocal24/745

ExpressBusinessDirectory45

Yellow.Place45

ParkBench45

Opendi US42

iGlobal42

MyHuckleberry40

If you need further clarification of what an online directory or local business directory is, here”;s a quick explanation:

A business directory is a website that indexes businesses based on their industry niche, location or category, similar to the Yellow Pages. Within the list, you”;ll have the business Name, Address, and Phone number (known as NAP), along with a link back to the business website.

Submitting your business to local business directories with consistent information and links helps you build citations. Citations help search engines such as Google identify your business and can help to increase organic rankings in Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs).

Consistent NAP provides a trust signal to Google, whilst the backlink to the business”;s homepage benefits SEO. If business directories rank above your website in SERPs, then it makes sense to be listed in those directories too, right?

Now that you’re clear on the importance of adding local businesses to online directories, don’t postpone it – work through the table and begin the process today.

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