Business Directories for Local Search

Where to get your business listed for local search optimization

Below is a list of recommended local search directories to list your business in.  The majority of them are free, though they do offer paid listings as well:

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Yellow Pages Online :  Free Listing with option for paid features

Listings from the Yellow Pages are also updated with the following local search directories:
AOL Local
Mapquest
Anywho

Localeze – Free and paid options

Localeze listings also send updates to the following sites:
Google Maps
Yahoo Local
Bing Local
Openlist
GetFave
Addresses.com
Yellowbot

Other Local Directory Sites:

Superpages – free

Best of the Web Local – Free and Paid Listings

InsiderPages: Free and Paid

Brownbook.net:  Free

DexOne (Not sure on pricing – they make you call to find out, which generally means they will quote you based on business)

Local Business Review Sites:

The majority of these should offer free basic listings.

Yelp – free but be careful of some shady tactics to get you to purchase their premium services, which are stupidly expensive.

Citysearch

Urbanspoon

Citysquares

RateItAll

Merchant Circle

Kudzu

Genie Knows

MojoPages

I am sure there are some more I am missing, if you see any left out – please let me know!

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