Below you will find a great list of sites (most of which are free) where you can list your local business, interact with customers, increase your traffic, prove your credibility and grow.
Local Search Engines
Google Local Business Center
[Free Listings]- Allows business owners to add company address location, hours of operation, website URL, contact info, description, accepted payment methods, multiple storefront or product photos, video and more. Listings appear within Google Maps and Business searches. Customers are also allowed to review and rate merchants. In addition reviews and ratings are aggregated from other listing sources and included with many of the Google Local business listings. Listings are free and come with account management tools. No website is needed. Merchants also have the option of advertising on local search results pages. Google account required and ownership must be confirmed with phone associated with business or by mail. Local business listings update frequently.
[Free Listings & Paid Premium Listings] – Similar to Google Local with an older, more-established reviews and ratings database. Allows merchants to add business name, website URL, address, phone, relevant categories, hours of operation, payment types accepted and more to Yahoo! local. Listings include Yahoo!! reviews, Web reviews, maps, directions, send to phone, save, print and other features. Premium listings offer photos, slideshow, tagline, logo, additional links, and enhanced business description and details. Free Yahoo! account required. Listings usually update within a few hours.
Windows Live Local
[Submit Free via InfoUSA] – Business owners may list business name, phone, address and business category to be displayed in Windows Live Local searhes. Free to list and update information. Submit listing via InfoUSA. Listing may take several months to appear or update.
[Free Listings & Paid Premium Listings] – Local business owners may list business name, address, phone, email, website URL and business categories. Listings appear in Local.com search results and on partner-affiliate sites.
Local Yellow Pages & Directories
[Free Listings & Paid Premium Listings] – Superpages lets business owners list location, hours of operation, contacts, categories and other details – plus optional enhancements. Listings appear on SuperPages and network-partner sites.
[Free Listings & Paid Premium Listings] – Local businesses are able to list business details. Maps and listing management tools are included. Business listings displayed on YP.com and partner network.
[Free Listings & Paid Premium Listings] – Local business owners may list basic information about their business: names, locations, contact info and more. Listings appear on YellowPages.com and affiliated sites.
[Free Listings & Paid Premium Listings] – Allows business owners to list phone information, company category, contacts, location, website URL, description and keywords. Listings displayed in MagicYellow search and yellow pages. Interface provided to manage listings.
[Paid Listings Only] – Local business owners may list company information for display within Yellowbook.com and partner network. Business may include name, location, contacts, website URL and other details.
[Paid Listings Only] – Merchants are able to feature their local business within Dex Online and other Dex networked sites. Featured listings: starter, sponsorship, video and more. Real-time updating of listings. Offers paid ad services platform.
Local Meta Search Engines & Special Local Listings
[Free Listings] – Local businesses may include data such as website URLs, business name, address, zip code, business type, events, polls, maps and more. Update and management interface offered. Listings published on Metrobot and partner sites.
[Paid Listings Only] – Allows businesses to list detailed data, people, jobs and more. Local business profiles displayed on ZoomInfo, a free-to-search business information search engine. Listings include company profile, history, education, affiliations, Web references and contact info.
[Paid Listings Only] – Local business owners are able to upload a company profile and mange it within an easy to use platform. Listings are distributed across a network of at least 30 local/YP listing sites. Unlimited products, categories or business content. Allows businesses to interface with prospects. Quick updates.
Local Business Data Aggregators
[Free Listings] – Provides data to thousands of the most popular listing service companies. Allows local business owners to include information within a database that is shared with many local listing sites and YP listing sites. Free to list and update company info. Appear in numerous listing sites with only one submission.
[Free Listings & Paid Premium Listings] – Local businesses may include their company information in dozens of the most prominent local search engines. Offers a profile management tool with the ability to manage multiple listings. Premium paid enhancements are available.
MacRAE’s Blue Book
[Free Listings & Paid Premium Listings] – Open to industrial businesses for listing detailed product or service descriptions, live links to sites, company email links, contact information, and other inportant corporate information. Advertisements to enhance business listings are available.
[Paid Listings Only] – Allows local businesses to include name, address, location, phone, website URL, hours of operation, payments types accepted, logo, products and more. Listings appear in various locations: yellow pages, search engines, business portals, city guides, 411 and more. Data provider for several large third-party sites.
[Paid Listings Only] – Allows local businesses to list and include data within several local yellow page listing services. Listings include company, phone, localtion, lat/long, country, site, hours, products, brands and more.
[Free Toll Free Listings Only] – In 1995, DIANCO, an innovator in the field of web-based Yellow Pages, created the first fully functional toll free directory on the World Wide Web. The Internet 800 Directory has become the definitive site on the Internet for people to locate products or services via a toll free number. Because of this position, The Internet 800 Directory attracts millions and millions of users each year. No other toll free directory enjoys this type of steady, continual growth.
[Free Listings & Paid Premium Listings] – Allows businesses to list name, address, location, website URL. Data source for numerous popular local search sites and Yellow Pages sites. Wcities data used by major local sites such as Yahoo! Local.
[Free Listings] – U.S. and Canadian listings for local businesses. Lists name, address, phone and category and closest intersections. Listings distributed across several local search engines and Yellow Pages sites. Updates available for local business information.
Discover Our Town
[Free Listings] – DiscoverOurTown.com offers U.S. business listings for free to assure the user of a complete guide, a one-stop source of information. Data is used in Yahoo! local results. Business owners and event organizers may list name, address, street, city, zip, state, fax, toll free number, phone number, contact, website URL, location, and business details such as specialties. Valid physical address is required for approval. No sign-up or account necessary to submit listing.
Kudzu [Free Listings & Paid Premium Listings] –
MerchantCircle.com [Free Listings & Paid Premium Listings] –
Local Social Networks & Online Business Networks
[Free Listings & Paid Premium Listings] – An increasingly popular platform for creating local business awareness and driving traffic. Site has a strong community element and a dedicated editorial component with popular feature content and niche-oriented content, plus other points of user engagement. This is perhaps the fastest-growing crowd-sourced reviews and ratings site. Local bussiness owners can manage or purchase enhanced reviews listed within Yelp pages. Word of mouth program and other marketing programs available. Review and rating data is syndicated across major players in the local space, such as Google Places. Instant updates.
[Free Listings] – Allows local business owners to attract more customers, increase awareness both online and by word of mouth, and leverage referals for their business. Listings include reviews, ratings, business email notifications and the ability to add comments to reviews, giving business owners a chance to interact with their customers and facilitate better customer service. Free listings. Account required (free to sign up).
[Free Listings] – Business owners are able to review and be reviewed in the MojoPages crowd-sourced yellow pages content. Offers a number of ways to find and review businesses. User reviews. Platform for word of mouth referals and objective opinions about local businesses. Free account signup required for business and reviewers.
[Free Listings & Paid Premium Listings] – Word of mouth platform allowing users to find local businesses through friend recommendations. Reviews include business name, city, state and zip code. Listings feature ratings and reviews which are then shared with friends and Insider Pages network. Paid enhanced advertising available. Free sign-up required for listings, sharing content and reviews.
[Free Listings] – Yellowbot users are able to locate and review local businesses. Customers and business owners can exchange tips, advice and experiences. Word of mouth platform allows local businesses to commuicate with customers and potential customers to aid in customer service and reputation. Free sign-up required to list and update content.
[Free Listings & Paid Premium Listings] – Social business platform that allows local business owners to include company details. Community users rate and review businesses they know. Enhanced paid listings available. Listing or reviewing businesses requires free account sign-up.
[Free Listings & Paid Premium Listings] – Social local search site enables users to find and review businesses. Word of mouth platform for building awareness around a business. Account sign-up required to list business or update listings.
Tupalo [Free Listings] – Crowd-sourced reviews and community content surrounding businesses. Listings include photos and maps. Feature content. Free sign-up needed to include a new listing.
[Free Listings] – A local business social popularity platform which enables businesses to list and have recieve votes by customers. Listings are ranked according to votes. Free sign-up needed to participate as a business or voter.
[Free Listings & Paid Premium Listings] – A local social network for small businesses and their customers. Business owners are able to communicate with customers in order to share information or carry out better customer service. Business owners may include details about their company. Paid enhanced listings available. Free account sign-up required.