The following is the recording of a seminar given by Jonathon Monk of Max Your Web to local business owners on how to get your website found locally on Google. Enjoy! For a copy of the accompanying slides click here
Blog Posts about Online Directories
Registering with a number of targeted online directories can greatly enhance the exposure and online presence of a business. The major online directories such as Yell and 118 add legitimacy to your website as well as helping to generate more relevant search results.
Online directories offer two significant benefits to registrants:
- The ability to drive relevant traffic to their website – Many people use online directories as a time saving medium because of their ability to offer a number of businesses/websites offering similar services in one place. As effective as search engines are at finding relevant content, it could take hours to build a massive list of websites for a niche you are looking for and directories can help to cut down this time significantly. You would have to experiment with dozens of search terms and have to deal with the frustration that the same high-ranking sites dominate the front page for numerous keywords.
- Online directories also offer a way to improve search engine rankings – By registering with high quality directories such as DMOZ, Yell.com & 118.com you will be able to increase your online credibility in the eyes of Google. The major online directories take the time to confirm the business details with the registrant before allowing the listings to go live. Because of the level of trust that these listings offer, Google will use them to help rank your website accordingly.
Although many online directories offer paid registration options, for the general purposes of most business, the free registration options offer everything that is needed.
This section of our blog offers hint and tips on online directories, we hope you find it useful.
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