Growing your online visibility via 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 local business’ 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 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. If you need further clarification of what an online directory or 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 online 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?

So there we have it, the ultimate online business directory list, based on Domain Authority gathered from Moz Link Explorer in June 2019.

 

Business DirectoryDA
Apple Maps100
Google My Business100
LinkedIn Company Directory97
Facebook95
Bing94
Yelp94
Foursquare93
HubSpot91
Better Business Bureau90
Map Quest90
Yahoo! Local87
Yellow Pages86
Angies List84
Manta81
Merchant Circle73
Super Pages71
Thumbtack70
Yellow Book62
Local59
Spoke58
worldweb.com58
Communitywalk.com57
Hot Frog56
Chamberofcommerce.com56
Company.com56
Brownbook.net55
BOTW55
ezlocal.com53
Cylex USA51
ibegin.com50
La Cartes49
City Squares49
DiscoverOurTown.com48
yelloyello.com47
Get Fave47
Hub.biz47
Tupalo.com46
2findlocal.com45
ebusinesspages.com45
Finduslocal.com45
n49.com44
Call Up Contact43
My Huckleberry42
opendi.us42
Fyple.com40
Wowcity.com40
Bizhwy.com39
City Insider38
Wherezit.com37
where2go.com35

 

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. Not enough time on your hands to sort it? Let BrightLocal sort out your citations quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively.