Getting your business listed online is one of the best ways to get web traffic to your business website. Being listed on other sites not only helps get traffic to your website, but it also helps you rank higher on search results pages. Here's a short list of free places you can get your business listed:
1. Google Business Directory
2. Facebook page
At this point, Facebook might be more popular than Google. Most people don't go to Facebook when searching for a business, but a Facebook page is a great asset to have, and it's free. We have a post here that covers the basics of getting one set up. Signups for a business Facebook page are located at the same place as personal pages.
3. Angie's List
If you're running a service business, I'm sure you've heard of Angie's List. It's a great resource that many customers still trust. You can do paid advertising on Angie's List, but listings are free so make sure to get your business listed. You can get to Angie's List from here.
4. Home Advisor
Home Advisor is growing as a search engine for potential customers to find service and trade professionals. They do free listings, and if you're not already listed, you should get signed up. Here's the link for Home Advisor.
5. Yellow Pages
It's not just a phone book anymore, they're also online and have their own app. We've written a bit about where the Yellow Pages seem to be going, but the listing is free, so you should do it! The online Yellow Pages are located here.
Yelp is a bit of a modern Yellow Pages, and we've written about adding your business to Yelp in the past. Depending on your business type, Yelp may or may not be suited for you, but again it's free, so no reason to not do it. You can find Yelp here.
7. Better Business Bureau
A while back we took a look at the BBB and whether or not there's value in getting your business accredited by the BBB. We do think it's worth adding your business's info to their free listing since it still has a trusted and valuable name with older demographics. The BBB site is located here.
8. Bing Places
Bing is Microsoft's search engine, and Bing Places is a local business directory listing that's very similar to Google's business listing. Listing is free, and Bing is a popular search engine. Get listed! Here's where you can find Bing Places.