Remember when you had to find a phone book and flip through hundreds of pages in order to find a local business?
The use of YP has declined over drastically in the last ten years. People now use Google, Bing or Yahoo to find a business they need. Therefore it’s vital to make sure your business is listed on many applicable online directories.
This will not only help you being found on that particular directories but also boost your Google ranking as well. This is an old SEO practice and does not replace the big need of social media visibility.
To get you started, here’s a quick guide to some of the top free online directories.
www.dmoz.org , Google Business Directory , bingplaces.com , Yelp , WikiWeb , Merchant Circle , Ad Solutions , Amray , Manta , Citygrid , Mapquest , Local Corporation , dexknows , BizJournals , Hotfrog