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How to get listed in a business phone directory

With the advent of the internet and the increasing use of technology as a means of communication, getting your business listed in a phone directory does not solely consist of listing your business in a paper directory. The internet can be a useful resource in advertising your business. In this article, find out how to get listed in a business phone directory.

Telephone directories

Yellow Pages and Thompson Local The main telephone directories in the UK are the Yellow Pages and Thompson Local, and these directories are delivered to households throughout the UK. In order to get your business listed in the directories, you will need to contact either Yell or Thompson Local for prices on your listing. The price will depend on the design and size of your advertisement. Their respective websites provide lots of information about advertisement availability and styles of advertisement. If you work from home, but still would like your business listed in a directory, there are companies which offer business addresses, and answering systems to screen your business calls.

Online directories

Having an online presence can be extremely beneficial for your business, and there are many directories in which you can list your business for free. What is also useful with online directories is that customers can leave reviews and rate your product or service, if you choose to set up a profile page. However, with online business directories, you are required to list slightly more information than what would be contained within the Yellow Pages or Thompson Local. FreeIndex When you join one of the online directories, FreeIndex for example, you will need to create a kind of business profile, describing your products and/or services to potential customers. Keep this content concise, spend some time on it to ensure that it is worded correctly, and then check for any spelling mistakes or grammatical errors. In addition, if you have a website, you can place your web address on your profile, and other contact details such as address and telephone numbers. Yell also offer a free business listing on their website, but like FreeIndex, you will be required to create a comprehensive business profile to describe your products and services. Other online business directories which are free to list your business include: Qype Yelp Scoot My Local Services

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