You need a powerful local search results strategy if you’re going to compete in most cities in the United States. Everyone knows that citation building is one of the most effective ways to boost your local presence quickly, but not everyone has the budget for that. Now you don’t need one, because we’re going to let you in on our secrets for free.
What you’ll find on this page is a list of the best business directories in the United States. Scouting, testing and choosing the best directories takes a while, and it’s one of the most complex parts of citation building. Now that it’s been done for you, you’ll can just Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V your way to local supremacy.
How to use the list:
- Click on any link in the “Add Business Link” column
This links in the far left column will take you to each business directory, but the “Add Business Link” URL will take you directly to the registration page. Just saving you a step.
- Enter all information
Provide as much information as you can. Your name, address and phone number are an important start, but you should provide any information that might make it easier for live eyes or digital ones to distinguish your business from others.
- Check for Accuracy
Bad information in your citations is a serious problem. Many smaller directories simply grab data from the larger ones, and that means mistakes can be sent all over the internet as soon as they’re submitted.
- Submit and Verify
Each directory will have slightly different processes when it comes to submissions and verifications. Make sure you follow the rules closely to be sure your submission will go live.
- Keep Building
If you want this to work, you don’t get to stop at a select few, or even a select few dozen. You should build at least all the ones we’ve provided for you. You should also be able to find new ones based on the qualities you’ll find in our collection.
If you have any questions, the FAQs we’ve provided after the list should help.
Things to Remember about Building in the US
If this is your first attempt at building citations in the U.S., you’ll be glad to know that it’s one of the easier countries out there for a variety of reasons. First, there are more citations out there for the U.S. exclusively than there are for any other countries.While there are many, some of them are a lot more influential than others. Most of the ones we’ve provided here are free, but you need to understand that may mean less information to submit.
Acxiom. Localeze, Infogroup and Factual are some that need particular attention. These 4 directories distribute their information to many smaller ones. Make sure you take advantage of the hundreds of citation opportunities this represents by filling them out. Just make sure that you send the right info, because if you don’t, incorrect rankings may be spread all over the internet.
Before you build anywhere, make sure that you aren’t building a duplicate listing. You’ll want to search for your listings on each directory before you attempt to create new ones.
How are these citations different from the ones you build? They aren’t, as long as you’re following the same standards for quality. This is the same list we previously used for our own U.S. citations. We update our real list monthly. Don’t worry though. It will be a long time before this list is out-of-date.
When will I see results? You may see results in as little as a few weeks after completing the list. Of course, that all depends on how much local competition you have, and how well-developed your local presence is already.