Free Internet Advertising listed below can help local businesses increase visibility online. Philadelphia business owners often ask “Where are some other areas I can gain exposure online?” Below are several FREE top local business directories…consider these DIY Business Listings!! Many businesses do not realize that the amount of listings and there accuracy will increase the ranking of their website. It’s a good idea, if you are not already listed, to add your business to these listings. For DIY Business Listings the most important listings are the big search engines Google, Yahoo and BING. The links below will help you to CLAIM your listing as it verifies to the search engines you are a real business and will improve your website rankings. Do not duplicate a listing..if you are already listed just make sure its claimed. Accuracy of your listing is VERY important to make sure it matches up exactly as listed on your website. Once claimed you will have control to edit your Do It Yourself Business Listings.
Most Important – Add your business to the Google My Business formerly Google Places. Google My Business is a dashboard to control your business on Google. Google+ is part of Google My Business but Google+ is the social side of your business on Google. Once Logged in go down on the left to “Info” and make sure you fill out everything completely.
Add your business to Yahoo Small Business
Add your business to BING/MSN Map(BING Local Business Listing)
The next most important places to list your business for FREE are on the Aggregators. These Aggregators push your data out to a large amount of directories so its very important you are listed here and your information MUST be exactly as listed on your website. Many of the paid placement or paid listing companies use a consensus of this data when pushing you out to the directories. Below are the 3 main aggregators. Each of these are VERY important for the success of you DIY Business Listings. Factual is big one as well but recently stop providing a free listing and makes you use a paid service. Should you need a paid service for all your listings we charge $110/month.
Add your business to Infogroup
Add your business to Neustar Localeze
The following free business directories are many of the very best to use for your business. Quite often these directory listings will get your Philadelphia business listing found on the search engines allowing potential customers another way to find your business. The more places you are on the web this increases your chances of being found. Below are listed many of the more popular directories found to rank well on the search engines and will drive leads. We found many of these also provide an inbound link to your website which can be beneficial for Search Engine Optimization(SEO).
Add your business to YP
Add your business to Superpages
Add your business to YELP
Add your business to Local.com
Add your business to Yellowbot
Add your business to Merchant Circle
Add your Business to Philadelphia Marketing Directory
Add your Business to Angie’s List
Add your Business to Manta
Add your Business to MapQuest
Add your Business to LinkedIn
Add your business to Facebook
Add your business to Apple Maps
Add your business to the Better Business Bureau
Now once you have set up your Free Philadelphia Internet Advertising check them out for accuracy at Sweet IQ
Here is a good article by Bill Connard, as it backs this up post “Local Listing Management Priorities: How & Where to Syndicate Local Data”
Sweet IQ also stresses the Importance of Listings and how they help your website to rank higher. Be sure to read the DO’S and DONT’S. https://sweetiq.com/local-search-resources-faqs/
If you need help with your DIY Business Listings or any of your Internet Advertising or Marketing contact:
Brian Brown Digital Marketing Consultant – Over 20 yrs experience.
150 Monument Rd | Suite 207 | Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004