The Ultimate List: 50 Local Business Directories

    by Eric Vreeland


    December 18, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    yellow pages waste of moneyAs a local business, attracting new customers can be a major challenge. Quickly disappearing are the days when people go to the Yellow Pages to find local businesses. Today, people are turning to the internet as a way to find trusted business recommendations. One way local businesses can get found is through inclusion in online directories. Adding a listing to these online directories is easy, but if you only list in a few, you're really missing a huge opportunity to get found by online searchers.

    Every individual directory that you submit to is another chance to get found online, so it's important to make sure you're listed in every directory possible. I have compiled a list of many popular local directories available on the internet. Filling out the forms over and over again can be a big pain, so here's a link to an autofill add-on for Firefox that should help prevent carpal tunnel.

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    50 Business Directories For Local Marketing

    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. SuperPages
    22. Dex
    24. TeleAtlas
    25. JustClickLocal
    26. Discover our Town
    27. Metrobot
    28. EZ Local
    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. Yellow Assistance
    42. Get Fave
    42. My Huckleberry
    43. GenieKnows
    44. MojoPages
    45. Brownbook
    46. Magic Yellow
    47. CitySquares
    48. TeleAtlas
    49. Navteq GPS
    50. Judy's Book 

    Making sure that you have a presence everywhere your potential customers might find you is critical to any local marketing plan. Don't wait! Add your local business to these directories today! Are there any local directories I missed? Let me know in the comments below!


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