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The Best Local Directory List

Best Local Business Directory ListAre you looking for a local directories list? This is a comprehensive list of the best local directories to submit your local business to. We have scrubbed this list and added to it over the course of a year. If you have an addition, please leave us a comment. If you are a reseller and want to resell the listing service please call us at (949) 945-3005 to get your account set up. We have discounted reseller rates available.

The benefit of adding your local business to this local directories list is not only to get exposure within these directories, but to also help your Google Local listing rank higher by adding citations. These citations will help your site rank higher overall in Google Places (formerly Google Maps).

Now you can get into many of these by using universal business listings. However, we aren’t big fans of this service. The reason being that they use a feed to supply data to most of these sites. And mancity times the feed leaves out a lot of data like URL, photos, business description, videos hours, etc. We have found that the feed just doesn’t get enough information into the directory sites. Unfortunately the only way to get robust listings with photos, hours, business descriptions, hours etc. is to manually set up your listings. This is a massive task. You can do it yourself or have Advice Local do it for you. You could say that we are a direct competitor of UBL, but really this is a premium listing service. A local site submission is more than just getting your company in directories. Its helps establish you on the web by adding a video to YouTube, creating a blog for you on Blogger, and adding you to several business related social sites like Enterpreneur Connect and Biznik. If you have reviews we will psot them to sites that we know syndicate to Google Places. Plus, you get hundreds of backlinks to your website. This should be the very first step you take in your local SEO journey.

Here is the list:

  1. Google
  2. Bing Postcard submit only (takes forever!)
  3. Yahoo – Direct Feed to Google Maps (Helps ranking in Google Places)
  4. Merchant Circle
  5. LinkedIn
  6. Biznik
  7. Intuit Business
  8. HotFrog – Passive Feed picked up by Google
  9. Zoominfo
  10. Partner Up
  11. YellowPages.com – (YP.com must phone verify your listing (Watch our for the upsell, I suggest only the FREE listing)
  12. AOL – get listed here via yp.com
  13. CitySearch – Passive Feed to Google and also direct feeds to Insiderpages and MySpace.com
  14. Superpages.com – Active Feed to Google Maps – Get listed in 411.com and whitepages.com and several others
  15. MapQuest – Supplies data to some mobile GPS systems
  16. Yelp I have a love hat relationship with Yelp (recently sued for extortion)
  17. Local.com – Just do their Free listing (great for getting lots of backlinks)
  18. Dex
  19. BizJournals.com
  20. LocalRollCall
  21. Navteq GPS
  22. TeleAtlas
  23. CityVoter – passive feed to Google
  24. Kudzu – passive feed to Google
  25. Best of the Web passive Feed to Google
  26. Discover our Town – Actively Feeds Yahoo!
  27. LocalEze – Free and directly feeds Google, Yahoo!, Bing and others
  28. CitySquares Passive Feed to Google
  29. Justlclicklocal
  30. LocalDatabase
  31. Judysbook
  32. InsiderPages – Direct Feed to Google
  33. MojoPages
  34. Genieknows
  35. Switchboard – Via Supermedia.com
  36. Metrobot
  37. Yellowbot
  38. Angies List – Passive Feed
  39. Brownbook – One of my personal favorite directories – Get lots of links from this one.
  40. Magic Yellow-
  41. Manta – Ranks well in Google
  42. Best Deals on
  43. twibs
  44. YellowPageCity
  45. Soprano – Not a big fan of this one
  46. Zipweb
  47. Myhuckleberry
  48. AmericasBestCompanies.com
  49. ChoiceVendor.com
  50. Yellowassistance
  51. USYellowPages
  52. CitySlick
  53. Showmelocal
  54. Bizjournals.com
  55. ThinkLocal
  56. Infignos
  57. Rate it All
  58. MatchPoint
  59. UsCity.net
  60. Advice Local – Local Directory Submission Service
  61. MyCity
  62. Outside.in
  63. Foursquare
  64. Infogroup – Primary Data Aggregator – Direct Feed to Google
  65. Facebook
  66. MySpace
  67. Orkut

Canadian directories

  1. Merchant Circle
  2. Canoe

Advice Local works hard to update our directory submission lists with the highest quality citation sources available today, so if you’re looking for a service to help get your business in all of the above, contact us at 855-714-7634 or look at our package offerings.

7 thoughts on “The Best Local Directory List

  1. Forgot also ehardhat.com, homeadvisor.com, thumbtack.com in the home services, they rank very well also.

  2. Good number of local directories and Thanks for sharing. One more site which you can use is digimarketingagencies.com, this one is specially for Digital Marketing Agencies.

  3. Great list you have here! Our team is putting together a master list in order to produce a free source for other SEO’s and we’ll be adding some of the links you have here to the report/resource file. Also, the above commenter for “digimarketingagencies.com” would be nice to add in the future, but for now according to Moz’ OpenSiteExplorer it has 1 DA, 1 PA and Google PR NA which is a little worrisome to help SEO’s gain authority citations for their clients and own websites. Maybe it’s a newer citation site and I like the niche focus of it, but for now, we’ll wait to see how that site evolves before adding to our list. Thank you for letting me share my thoughts. How often do you update this list or do you plan to update the list at all? – Patrick McCoy

  4. Hello @whiteboard creations.
    We will probably update this listing Q1 of 2015. There have been some changes for sure. We’re looking forward to re-publishing this list with Flare.

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