Still unsure where you should list your business? No worries, we’re continuing with our list of free local business directories you can list your business on and get noticed! Continue reading to see some oldies and newbies, and how they can help your visibility!
Naturally, we’ll start with our directory! Great American Buy Local is free and easy to sign up with. We also promote your business across different social media channels to help your business reach organic traffic. We also include blogs and articles to assist you with your online business journey.
Another great option is one of the internet’s biggest corporations: Facebook. The Facebook Business feature allows you to not only have a social media presence but also create ad space, promote posts and services; and it gives your business a face so your customers know what you stand for. Creating an account is free, and you can schedule posts, add your business hours, menu of services, photos, and other information that’s valuable to your business.
Speaking of internet titans, Google My Business is a feature through Google that allows you to manage your business listing on Google Search. Through Google My Business, you can not only list your business online, but update your business information, respond to reviews, and if you choose you can utilize Google Ads through your My Business page as well.
Bing utilizes business and search ads the same as Google, so if you list your business with Bing you can utilize all the benefits the search engine has to offer! It’s easy to do, and like the other listings, it has free and paid features depending on your needs.
The BBB is an organization that’s been trusted by the public for many years. It’s an online local business directory that showcases your local businesses trustworthiness as well as your commitment to transparency. Like Google, Yelp, and other directories, you’ll receive a score, and reviews of your business will also be listed, increasing your connection to your community.
Angie’s list, like few other directories mentioned in this list, allows someone in your community to search by category and need. It provides a review and rating system, and it’s easy to list your business through their website.
Register your local business with Yelp to not only reach a new customer base but to give others the opportunity to review your business! Yelp is based on customer reviews and ratings, and is a trusted source not only for restaurants but also for other industries as well! It’s easy, it’s free, and it will expand your reach.
Thumbtack is a local listing site and an app that brings customers to your business. When you list your business with them, they provide leads submitted by people in your community looking for services. Whether it’s wellness, home improvement, private lessons, or other services, your business can find a niche!
Chamber of Commerce
Your local chamber of commerce is a great place to look as well! Your local chamber is a trusted source of information for your community, and they have a local business directory where locals can find your business.
Yahoo! May not be the first listing site you think of when it comes to search engines, but the company also offers free and paid listings for local businesses to utilize and grow their audience.
Just Local is a free listing site that takes out the hassles of other sites and makes it easy to navigate and find exactly what you’re looking for. It gives business owners the ability to be seen quickly and display their services without being jumbled between ads and other distractions some sites have.
411 is an extension of Yellow and White pages. However, this is a great option because it gives people the option to search online or dial 411 and be connected to you. The steps to register with 411 are a little trickier but very worth it to continue reaching out to your community.
Getting on LinkedIn could help not only reach potential clients and customers, but it can also help connect you to other small businesses. This platform is great for networking and keeping up to date with what’s happening in your industry, as well as events that you may want to take part in!
The benefit of FourSquare is its real-time geo-locating. People can share their location with your business, as well as review and rate. This local listing site also shows local favorites versus chains, which is helpful when trying to find new customers or clients.
YellowPages has since transformed from a thick phonebook to both an online directory and an app! It’s a huge asset to have when trying to reach new customers, as well as get your business name out to your community.
This directory is free but also gives you a free score so you can see how you stack up against competitors. This is great because then you know what customers are saying and what they’re looking for, allowing you to get an edge in your industry. Our previous article also stated that you’re able to post deals as well as business information.
Merchant Circle gives business owners and consumers the ability to rate and review, as well as respond to comments. It’s free to sign up, but they do have paid features as well to boost your reach across the platform. You can also post deals on the website for those in your community to take advantage of.
Nextdoor is a local listing site that allows you to reach your local community when you register a local business, but you can also list deals and events happening with your business. This is an excellent perk and incentive for you and your community members to use!
Discover our town allows you to list your business with the local area. It focuses on allowing those that are traveling to find local small businesses quickly and easily for their shopping and travel needs.
HotFrog is another local listing site that allows you to register for free and gain leads or traction in your community. It’s easy to sign up and validate your business online.
Some of these are our all-time favorites and some of these are new, but we encourage you to explore your options and decide what suits your current needs. Every industry is different and will require different listing site options depending on who you’re trying to reach. To find other options you can check our some of our other lists in our blog!