By Alain Houle, Alco Web Design LLC
- Note 1: All of these directories will list your business for free but most of them will try to upsell you paid offerings. It is not clear what value you get for the additional money so I would stay with the free listing.
- Note 2: Do not overlook other specialized search directories that may apply to specific businesses; dentists and lawyers are good examples. To find them, Google your keywords and city\town and see what comes up.
- Note 3: Several of those local search directories will try to verify and validate your listing from multiple sources. Make sure your business information is consistent between your offline publications, your website, and the local search directories you sign up to.
- Note 4: When updating your business listing, do not forget that you work with LOCAL search directories. Follow this link for more details on how to create successful local listings for your website.
Here is a list of the top local search directories: Google Places, Yahoo! Local, Bing Local, SuperPages, YellowBook, YellowPages, Yelp, Citysearch, Merchant Circle, Topix, Insider Pages
Please do not hesitate to contact Alco Web Design if you have any questions about how to use the local search directories.
Alain Houle, President
Alco Web Design LLC - http://www.alcowebdesign.com
N1337 Westgreen drive, Greenville Wisconsin 54942