Google Places: 50 Local Business Directories

Though third party citations have vanished from the Google Places interface, adding your business to directories is still vital for ranking well in local search results.

While third party citations may have disappeared from the interface on Google Places listings, they are still an incredibly important ranking factor in local searches. Building links through business directories and IYP’s is key to legitimizing your business, establishing a sort of trust from Google, which will eventually reflect positively in search results. As I’ve stated before, NAP (Name/Address/Phone) consistency is an important element when adding your business to directories, so keep that in mind when adding your business to directories.

Hubspot released an extremely helpful list of 50 local business directories (most of which have ‘free’ options), allowing you to establish a greater web presence for your local business.

1. Google
2. Bing
3. Yahoo!
4. Yelp
5. Merchant Circle
6. LinkedIn
9. Whitepages
10. Supermedia
11. Yellowbook
12. CitySearch
13. Mapquest
14. Biznik
16. Foursquare
17. ThinkLocal
18. CitySlick
19. USYellowPages
20. MyCity
22. Dex
24. TeleAtlas
25. Justclicklocal
26. Discover our Town
27. Metrobot
28. Best Deals on
29. twibs
30. LocalEze
31. Kudzu
32. CityVoter
33. Manta
34. Zipweb
35. MatchPoint
37. Local Site submit
38. InfoUSA
39. Axciom
40. Infignos
41. Yellowassistance
42. Myhuckleberry
43. Genieknows
44. MojoPages
45. Brownbook
46. Magic Yellow
47. CitySquares
48. TeleAtlas
49. Navteq GPS
50. Judysbook

To find more specified citations for a particular industry, check out WhiteSpark Local Citation Finder, an invaluable tool for increasing citations.

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