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Directories Listings

We have talked about on-page SEO. The other aspect – off-page SEO – means that there are factors that occur off your website, such as receiving backlinks from other sites, that will impact your website and webpage(s) rankings.

It’s not so much the amount of links that your site gets that matters, in order to boost your rankings on search engines (SEs), but much more the “quality” of your inbound links (for instance, are they just reciprocal links or genuine one-way links? are they “no-follow” type? do they include your brand name? etc.) and the “reputation” of the linker, such as its (high) G PageRank (PR).

For that reason, if you want to to reinforce your online presence locally, for your brand name (search-type), you will need to get listed on citation sources for local businesses (on top of getting indexed by SEs).

When doing so, your submission sites listings links to your website help your site to get a higher ranking on SEs (for your brand name), and who knows, visitors of an actual business directory might find out about your brand and pay a visit to your website or give you a call.

We do not recommend that you try to find a tool that would bulk-submit to hundreds of directories for a fixed fee. You would end up with some listings very poorly completed since each citation site has its own set of fields to fill-in, allowance for a certain amount of characters, etc. and you will certainly also be involved with some poor quality links that will be detrimental to your site. Again, it’s better to have no more than ten good-only links (to start with) rather than a few hundred ones that include some bad ones in the bunch… Best practice is to submit your listing manually, one directory at a time, and to keep this goal as a long term one.

Top Citation Sources for UK Businesses

Here is a list of 100 free registration sites / directories that we recommend, and SEO Services Bristol Ltd can submit your business listings for you, contact us to find out more.

  1. Facebook
  2. Linkedin
  3. Apple Maps
  4. G My Business
  5. Bing Places
  6. WP Gravatar
  7. (PR8) Issuu
  8. (PR8) Trust Pilot
  9. (PR7) Birmingham Mail
  10. (PR7) Chronicle Live
  11. (PR7) Daily Record
  12. (PR7) Evening Standard
  13. (PR7) Liverpool Echo
  14. (PR7) Manchester Evening News
  15. (PR7) Mirror
  16. (PR7) The Phone Book
  17. (PR7) The Scotsman
  18. (PR7) Thomson Local
  19. (PR7) TomTom
  20. (PR7) Wales Online
  21. (PR7) Yell
  22. (PR7) Yelp
  23. (PR6)
  24. (PR6) Bristol Post
  25. (PR6) Brown Book
  26. (PR6) Cambridge News
  27. CommunityWalk
  28. (PR6) (PR6) Cornwall Live
  29. (PR6) Coventry Telegraph
  30. (PR6) Cylex UK
  31. (PR6) Derby Telegraph
  32. (PR6) Devon Live
  33. (PR6) Get Surrey
  34. (PR6) Get West London
  35. (PR6) Gloucester Live
  36. (PR6) Grimsby Telegraph
  37. (PR6) Hertfordshire Mercury
  38. (PR6) Just Landed
  39. (PR6) Kent Live
  40. (PR6) Kompass
  41. (PR6) Lancashire Evening Post
  42. (PR6) Leicester Mercury
  43. (PR6) News Letter
  44. (PR6) Nottingham Post
  45. (PR6) Plymouth Herald
  46. (PR6) Portsmouth News
  47. (PR6) Somerset Live
  48. (PR6) Spoke
  49. (PR6) Stoke Sentinel
  50. (PR6) Storeboard
  51. (PR6) The Argus
  52. (PR6) The Star
  53. (PR6) Wales Daily Post
  54. (PR6) Yorkshire Evening Post
  55. (PR6) Yorkshire Post
  56. (PR5) Banbury Guardian
  57. (PR5) Beds On Sunday
  58. (PR5) Bidvine
  59. (PR5) Bucks Herald
  60. (PR5) Boston Standard
  61. (PR5) Birmingham Post
  62. (PR5) Burnley Express
  63. (PR5) Burton Mail
  64. (PR5) Central Index
  65. (PR5) Chester Chronicle
  66. (PR5) Chichester Observer
  67. (PR5) Croydon Advertiser
  68. (PR5) Curlie
  69. (PR5) Cybo
  70. (PR5) Derbyshire Times
  71. (PR5) Derry Journal
  72. (PR5) Doncaster Free Press
  73. (PR5) Enroll Business
  74. (PR5) Essex Live
  75. (PR5) EuroPages
  76. (PR5) Expatriates
  77. (PR5) Express Business Directory
  78. (PR5) Fife Today
  79. (PR5) Free Index
  80. (PR5) Halifax Evening Courier
  81. (PR5) Hartlepool Mail
  82. (PR5) Hot Frog
  83. (PR5) Infobel
  84. (PR5) Lacartes
  85. (PR5) Link Centre
  86. (PR5) Luton Today
  87. (PR5) Mansfield and Ashfield Chad
  88. (PR5) Milton Keynes Citizen
  89. (PR5) n49
  90. (PR5) Northampton Chronicle and Echo
  91. (PR5) Northamptonshire Telegraph
  92. (PR5) Parkbench
  93. (PR5) Peterborough Telegraph
  94. (PR5) Scarborough News
  95. (PR5) Scunthorpe Telegraph
  96. (PR5) Sheffield Telegraph
  97. (PR5) Shields Gazette
  98. (PR5) Show Me Local
  99. (PR5) Tupalo
  100. (PR5) Wakefield Express
  101. (PR5) West Sussex County Times
  102. (PR5) Wigan Today
  103. (PR5) Yellow Place

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