We know that many people search on the likes of Google for info on local businesses. A large portion may well use a local business directory to find you. A lot of these directories will have an established brand and marketing themselves online to achieve high search engine rankings. Why not harness their marketing budget by adding your local business to their online business directory and improve your search engine optimisation (SEO). If there is a really competitive search term that a directory site is ranking for why not simply list your business on there. You too will get any traffic that clicks through their site to yours. Normally you can edit the listing to include locations, maps, photos and website addresses. This will help rank your website for both ‘national’ organic search results as well as Google Places (or Google+ Local as it is now called).
With the above considered, we thought it would be useful to offer a list of the best local business directories to focus your SEO efforts on. Although this list could go on and on with hundreds if not thousands of directories, we have only listed ones that will give the most value.
Best Local Business Directories to be listed in for a UK audience
- Google+ Local (formerly Google Places)