The Ultimate Free Business Directory List – Updated 2020

Growing your online visibility via local business directories (also known as building citations) is integral to your local marketing strategy. Using a business directory list like the one below helps to increase search rankings, build trust and authority with search engines, and gives potential customers a greater chance of finding you online.

There’s a wealth of free business directory lists out there (many of which we’ve published ourselves), but we’re confident that this list of the top 50 is the very best place to start.

Top 50 Free Business Directories

The following local business directories have been selected based on Domain Authority (DA) gathered in June 2020.

Business Directory DA
Google My Business 100
Apple Maps 100
LinkedIn Company Directory 98
Facebook 96
Bing 94
Yelp 93
Foursquare 93
Better Business Bureau 91
Map Quest 90
YellowPages 88
AngiesList 85
Manta 80
NextDoor 77
JustLanded 76
Merchant Circle 73
SuperPages 68
n49 64
YellowBook 60
Local 59
Spoke 58
BrownBook 58
AmericanTowns 58
Infobel 58
CommunityWalk 57
ChamberOfCommerce 57
HotFrog 56
eLocal 56
BOTW 55
EZLocal 54
StoreBoard 54
Tupalo 52
Cylex USA 52
Cybo 51
iBegin 50
Hub.biz 50
ShowmeLocal 50
Lacartes 49
CitySquares 48
eBusinessPages 47
CallUpContact 47
Tuugo 47
A Greater Town 46
2FindLocal 45
GoLocal24/7 45
ExpressBusinessDirectory 45
Yellow.Place 45
ParkBench 45
Opendi US 42
iGlobal 42
MyHuckleberry 40

If you need further clarification of what an online directory or local business directory is, here’s a quick explanation:

A business directory is a website that indexes businesses based on their industry niche, location or category, similar to the Yellow Pages. Within the list, you’ll have the business Name, Address, and Phone number (known as NAP), along with a link back to the business website.

Submitting your business to local business directories with consistent information and links helps you build citations. Citations help search engines such as Google identify your business and can help to increase organic rankings in Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs).

Consistent NAP provides a trust signal to Google, whilst the backlink to the business’s homepage benefits SEO. If business directories rank above your website in SERPs, then it makes sense to be listed in those directories too, right?

Now that you’re clear on the importance of adding local businesses to online directories, don’t postpone it – work through the table and begin the process today.

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