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Local listing sites like Google+ Local, Yelp, MerchantCircle and many others play a key role in improving a businesses’ local search visibility. Not only does a listing on one of these sites act as a point of contact for your business with potential customers, but it is also a means of gaining citations from the top search engines. A citation in this case is actually a good thing – the more, the better. A citation results when Google (or any other search engine) finds your core business information (name, address, phone number – NAP) listed online, and can then match that specific listing with another that has the same exact core, or NAP, information. For example, Google finds your business listed on CitySearch.com with Business Name 1, Address 1 & Phone Number 1; it then finds your business listed on Angie’s List with the exact same information, and the result is a citation. These citations play a vital role in determining a businesses’ local search rankings.

With that in mind, I have listed Kite Media‘s favorite online local listing sites & directories below. Feel free to use this as a point of reference when building your business’ local search presence. If you know of other sites that we can add to the list, please feel free to send a message and let us know!

Local Listing Sites

4-Local.com (phone verification required)

6QubeDirectory.com

ABLocal.com

AGreaterTown.com

Akama.com

AllPages.com

AlltheLocal.com

American-Yellowpages.com

AngiesList.com

Answerwix.com

AnyWho.com

AreaConnect.com

B2BYellowPages.com

BBYP.com

BBB.org

Bing.com/businessportal (phone verification required)

Birectory.com

BizHwy.com

BizUSAOnline.com

BizVotes.com

BizWiki.com

Blueboomerang.com

Bridgat.com

BrightKite.com

BrownBook.net

BusinessDirectory.BizJournals.com

Business.Intuit.com

BusinessPatrol.com

ChamberofCommerce.com

Cherrp.com

CliqSearch.com

CommunityWalk.com

Company.com

CornerstonesWorld.com

ConnectorLocal.com

City.Ask.com

City-Data.com

CitySearch.com  (phone verification required)

CitySlick.net

CitySquares.com

CityVoter.com

Craigslist.org (classified listings)

DexKnows.com

DigaBusiness.com

Directory-Net.com

DirectoryCentral.com

DiscoverOurTown.com

DMOZ.org

DreamLocal.com

eBusinessPages.com

ExportFocus.com

ExpressBusinessDirectory.com

ExpressUpdateUSA.com (InfoUSA.com)

EZLocal.com

FindItNow.com

FindTheBest.com

FourSquare.com (business page)

Fyple.com

GenieKnows.com

Geodelic.com

GetFave.com

GetFreeListing.com

GigPark.com

Go2.com

Goby.com

GoMyLocal.com

HelloMetro.com

HotFrog.com

HWhere.com

IBegin.com

ImmersiFind.com

InfoSpace.com

InsiderPages.com

Inter800.com

Jayde.com

JudysBook.com

JustClickLocal.com

JustDial.com

Kudzu.com

LikeList.com

LinkedIn.com (business page)

Local.BOTW.org

Local.com

Local.Yahoo.com

Local.Yodle.com

LocalCensus.com

LocalDatabase.com

LocalEze.com (phone verification required)

LocalGuides.com

LocalizedBiz.com

Localndex.com

LocalPages.com

LocalRollCall.com

LocalSearch.com

LocalSearch.AOL.com

LocalYP.com

Loqal.com

MakeitLocal.com

Manta.com (manta.com/verify for online verification)

MapQuest.com

MasterMoz.com

MatchPoint.com

MeetLocalBiz.com

MerchantCircle.com

MetroBot.com

MetroMix.com

MojoPages.com

MyCityBusiness.net

MyGreenPages.com

MyHuckleberry.com

MyLocalServices.us

MyServiceConnection.com

MyTownLive.com

MyWebYellow.com

Nexport.com

OpenList.com

PageLink.com

Patch.com

PetesDirectory.com

PowerProfiles.com (verification required)

PremiumPages.net

Primeplace.Nokia.com (verification required)

RadarFrog.GateHouseMedia.com

RadiateLocal.com

RateItAll.com

Revark.com

SalesSpider.com

SeekItLocal.com

ShowMeLocal.com

ShowSmart.com

SmartGuy.com

SnapLocalBiz.com

SnoopItNow.com

SocialStreets.com

SpotaBusiness.com

SuperPages.com / SuperMedia.com

Switchboard.com

SysBeat.com

TenList.com

TheUltimateOnlineDirectory.com

TheUSAExplorer.com

ThinkLocal.com

Thumbtack.com

Topix.com

TripAdvisor.com

TrueLocal.com

TrueYellow.com

Tupalo.com

Tyloon.com

UrbanSpoon.com

USBDN.com

USCity.net

UserInstinct.com

USYellowpages.com

ViewPoints.com

Viselka.com

Wand.com

Where.com

WherezIt.com

WhitePages.com

WhoFish.org

Wimgo.com

Yalwa.com

YellowBot.com (phone verification required)

YellowBook.com

Yellowee.com

Yellowise.com

YellowOne.com

YellowPages.AOL.com

YellowUSA.com

Yelp.com (phone verification required)

Yippie.biz

YP.com (phone verification required)

Zidster.com

ZipCodez.com

ZipLocal.com

ZipperPages.com

ZoomInfo.com

 

Kite Media is not affiliated with or connected to any of the above-listed sites, aside from the fact that we have business listings with many of them. This post is for information only and Kite Media will not be held accountable for content posted on any of the mentioned local listing sites.

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