Internet directories are an effective way of getting your business listed and ‘known’ on the internet. There are many directories to choose from and the more directories you add your website to, you will inevitably increase your online presence. This article will discuss how you can get your website listed.
FreeIndex is a free business directory whereby you can easily add your business details to its vast online database. This website is particularly useful as you can set up a free business profile, providing comprehensive information about your business such as specific details about products and services as well as include any offers. In order to list your business on this website, you need to sign up and fill out an online form about your business. Once you have followed through all of your steps, your business ‘profile’ will be sent to an editorial team who will check it as well as your listing.
Qype, Yelp and Yell
There are many other free website directories available on the internet, and again, all of these can be joined in a few simple steps. Qype is a relatively new directory whereby you can list your website and provide as much or as little information as you wish about your business products or services. Yelp and Yell are another two free directories which can be joined through their respective websites. Click on the business listings page and look for ‘add your business’. Once you have clicked on this, you will be taken through a few simple steps to register and list your business on their respective websites and maintain your free web submission. All of the above websites will list your business permanently until you close your account or remove the information. It is a good idea, however, to update your listings on a regular basis, and if your business changes or if you add more products or services, these are also added to your listings on the directories. An important feature to note with all website listings is the strategic placement of keywords within your content. These keywords will be picked up by search engines and indexed, meaning that your web pages and related content will rank higher on results pages, thereby generating additional customers and important sales.