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6 November 2015
Business directories are the next best thing to search engines! In today’s online business world, we need to make it as easy as we can for customers and clients to find us!
There are so many different business directories out there, all of which offer similar opportunity. It is extremely important that you sign up to the business directories that relate specifically and are the most beneficial for your website.
Top 3 Advantages Of Signing Up!
1. Visitors of the chosen business directory might find your business and go to your website or give you a call.
2. The link from the business directory to your company website helps you to get a higher ranking on Google, Yahoo & Co.
3. They connect your business and company website with a physical address which helps your business immensely when potential customers search for local companies.
Top 10 Free UK Business Directories
Below is a strong list of business directories that are entirely free to register with and are proven to provide you with more traffic to benefit your website!
1.Google My Business
The number one place to get a listing for your business is Google My Business. It was formerly known as Google Places and as the most popular Internet search engine in the UK. The ability to add photos, opening times and reviews are just some of the features available to the discerning business owner. When users are searching for services or businesses around your local area, whether it be in the standard search engine or Google Maps, appearing in Google’s directory listings can drive a significant amount of traffic to your website.
Yell, soon to be Hibu, offers a comprehensive business listing. As well as featuring in Google searches, your business will appear in all yell.com searches and in the mobile app version of Yell. Listing is easy and you can add a vast number of keywords in the Services/Products section.
This website is increasing with popularity and it offers a great place to list your business. As well as links, the site is crawled regularly by the Googlebots and your listing will appear in Google search results within 24 hours! This directory also allows you to add reviews from your customers which will rank you in accordance with how good your services are and this will propel you to the top!
4. Thompson Local
This brand is also very well known due to the diversity and advertising they do across the UK. Much like Yell.com, Thomson Local is well known mainly because of big books from the past, but due to this and the amount of advertising they do/have done across the UK they have a good following and are very well known. This will increase your businesses credibility due to it’s popularity.
5. Business Magnet
This business achieves more traffic per advertiser than any other B2B directory we know of and they deliver detailed business information to millions of buyers every year. They have developed a unique monitoring system that enables their advertisers to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaign.
6. Cylex UK Business Directory
Cylex Business Directories focus on delivering accurate data to its users. This is possible with the help of over 200 employees that verify most of the data manually. The businesses listed on Cylex will benefit from great online visibility, as this directory ranks very well in Google. Businesses can also upgrade their profile, to get a priority listing.
7. Business Line Directory
This is a business directory that markets businesses in all sectors, industries and sizes to the world with a secure, innovative business and social media advertising platform. This is mainly used by larger scale companies which need to reach out to their potential customers globally.
8. Touch Local
Touch Local is part of the Scoot Network (See below), a leading online search company that gives businesses targeted online exposure to ensure that each business maximises its potential to help attract new customers through the specific search. Touch, localises these searches so that the directory is easier to navigate and therefore becomes much more user friendly.
Scoot actually powers the business directories of The Independent, The Sun, The Mirror and Touch Local. Getting yourself listed here makes sense and will give you the chance to feature across the whole network. Although you don’t get a free link to your website, you do get them to your social media profiles. You can also create comprehensive business profile, enabling you to turn more casual browsers into customers.
10. UK Small Business Directory
This directory targets smaller businesses throughout the UK and also provides a service for those looking for small businesses within their location. Their directory listings are designed to display well on mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. The directory has been specifically designed to be user friendly and search engine friendly for users.
To find out more great places to promote your website, get in touch today!