A website business directory is a 3rd party website that is home to lists of businesses operating within niche based categories. Companies listed within the registers are generally categorised by location and type of goods or services they provide.
It stands to reason that the more directories you are on, the easier your business will be found; however, this is not the main reason for listing.
Google algorithms favour websites that are active in the online communities in which they operate. Being a dynamic website involves you “talking”, or linking your website to other sites and other websites referring back to your website. The more “conversations your website is having with other websites, the more Google thinks you are actively participating and consider your site an authority on a specific subject matter.
It is, for this reason, good practice to register your business on relevant directories. There are different types of lists both general and specialised, paid and unpaid – however, here at MY DMA we are all about small business and providing the best return on investment for our clients, so I present to you our top 10 FREE business listing directories.
Spend just one hour registering your business on these directories, and you will start to see an increase in traffic to your business website.
2. Yellow Pages
You have just taken a small but significant step in improving your website SEO, however, this list is by no means exhaustive.
A small amount of time should be dedicated each month to increase the number of listings and keep existing listings updated if you are looking to improve your websites SEO.
If you need help with this or any part of your online digital marketing strategy, please contact us here at My Digital Marketing Agency.