The Ultimate List: over 50 Local Business
a local business, attracting new customers can be a major challenge and
having a website alone is no longer good enough as the internet becomes more
integrated social society. Getting your business listed in the online
directories is just as important as your website itself because this is
how over 60% of your customers will find your website. The majority of
people have a demand for local search results. The major search engines know
this and are programming their search algorithms to provide precise results
to the searcher. Many people will call you directly from your business
listing without even going to your website. Placement of your business in
web directory’s is critical in helping your business succeed. Why? When was
the last time you picked up the Yellow Pages or any other print advertising
to look up s business? Many businesses don’t even waste their money on print
listings anymore. Why pay a ton of money to get into a Yellow Book when you
can get into over 350 online business listing directories, mobile
directories and GPS systems for free and forever? Today people are turning
to the internet as a way to find trusted business recommendations. The way
local businesses can get found is through inclusion in online directories.
Adding a listing to these online directories is easy, but if you only list
in a few you’re really missing a huge opportunity to get found by online
searchers. Commit to do it, don’t procrastinate, It’s a one time thing; Pay
someone if you have to and get it so you can rest easy knowing your business
is front and center.
Being placed in these directories is more important than ever because as the
internet becomes more mobile, people everyday are using their smart phones,
tablets, ipads and netbook computers to look for businesses. When someone
wants a phone number or directions, they head to Google and the other search
engines and online directories to get the information they need to hire a
professional or to make a purchase.
The internet is here to stay. It’s not a fad. Get over
it and get ahead of your competition now.
Most businesses are not taking advantage of what these
directories have to offer. Each listing is like having your own
mini-website. Imagine having 350 websites displaying your businesses
information like telephone number, directions, menu, specials, and more. You
cannot afford to pass up this opportunity while your competition is taking
your customers because they are listed in these amazing directories.
Every individual directory that you
submit to is another chance to get found online so it’s important to make
sure you’re listed in every directory possible. I have compiled a list of
many popular local directories available on the internet. Filling out the
forms over and over again can be a big pain, so here’s a link to an
Auto-Fill add-on for Firefox that should help prevent carpal tunnel.
Or you I recommend
RoboForm which cost money but well worth it.
Business directory listings
5. Merchant Circle
26. Discover our Town
28. Best Deals on
37. Local Site submit
46. Magic Yellow
49. Navteq GPS