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Get Your Business Found on Google Local

Get Your Business Found on Google Local

If you have setup your ‘Google My Business’ profile the next step is to increase the chances of it being found when a potential customer carries out a search looking for your services.

The key to achieving this is by having citation listings as this will help Google and other search engines validate your business location and details. Citations are ‘Mentions’ of your business on web pages other than your own, featuring your address, phone number and other details relevant to your business. Examples could be online yellow pages or your local chamber of commerce. 

Best practice

  • Business Name: Make sure the business title used matches your Google My Business profile and is consistent across all listings. This makes it easier for search engines to link all your citation listings together.

If possible have a business descriptor in the name, like ‘Dans Mobile Valeting’. This could improve your visibility when someone carries out a relevant search and increase the likelihood of someone clicking on your listing as you have made it clear what service you provide.

  • Categories: Choose the most relevant categories and keep them consistent across all citations. This again will make it clear to search engines what it is you provide. It will also make it easy for potential customers looking for your services to find you.
  • Photos & Videos: Uploading photos and videos will allow people to familiarise themselves with you and your business which will help you gain their trust. Uploading media on your Google Profile will also let Google and other search engines know you are actively maintaining the business account and this helps with visibility in search results.

Where should I list my site?

We have done some of the hard work for you and found the top 30 UK business directories and listed them below. Just follow the links and create your business profiles.

It may also be useful to have your business name and details listed across any networking platforms such as Twitter or LinkedIn. This will help with visibility and gives people additional contact points alongside your website.


Don't want to do the work yourself?

For those that don’t want to go through the effort of doing this yourself, ‘Bright Local’ offers a free service where they do it for you. See information here https://www.brightlocal.com/packages/


Top 30 UK Citation Sites

For all the sites below we have linked directly to the registration page.  This may change from time to time so if the link doesn't work please go to the websites homepage and navigate from there. 

  1. 118information: http://118information.co.uk/index.php
  2. ThomsonLocal: http://www.thomsonlocal.com/addfreelisting
  3. Bing Places: https://www.bingplaces.com/
  4. TouchLocal: http://www.touchlocal.com/add-listing
  5. Yell: https://www.yell.com/free-listing/ 
  6. Yelp: https://biz.yelp.co.uk
  7. FreeIndex: http://www.freeindex.co.uk/tour(business).htm
  8. Scoot: http://www.scoot.co.uk/add-listing
  9. 192: http://www.192.com/businesses/add/
  10. Hotfrog: http://www.hotfrog.co.uk/AddYourBusinessSingle.aspx
  11. Cylex: http://www.cylex-uk.co.uk/signin-choice.ashx?view=register
  12. Tipped: http://www.tipped.co.uk/SearchMyBusiness.aspx
  13. MyLocalServices: http://www.mylocalservices.co.uk/list_your_business.php
  14. MisterWhat: http://www.misterwhat.co.uk/
  15. Fyple: http://www.fyple.co.uk/login/
  16. BrownBook: http://www.brownbook.net/business/add/
  17. ThePhoneBook: http://www.my118information.co.uk/search.aspx?ref=BT
  18. Wampit: https://www.wampit.co.uk/individual_register.aspx
  19. Yalwa: http://www.yalwa.co.uk/info/listyourbusiness/
  20. MySheriff: http://www.mysheriff.co.uk/free-business-advertising/
  21. LocalStore: https://www.localstore.co.uk/admin/create-account/
  22. FourSquare: https://foursquare.com/venue/claim
  23. TheBestOf: https://www.thebestof.co.uk/national/uk/members/register
  24. CityLocal: http://www.citylocal.co.uk/changelocation-all.php?type=business
  25. CityVisitor: http://www.cityvisitor.co.uk/listyourbusiness/
  26. LocalMole: http://business.localmole.co.uk/
  27. ThePhoneBook: http://www.my118information.co.uk/search.aspx?ref=BT
  28. LocalDataSearch: http://localdatasearch.com/businesses/new
  29. WheresBest: https://www.wheresbest.co.uk/register.php
  30. LocalLife: http://www.locallife.co.uk/create-account.asp
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