20 Aug 2018

Post Your Business

An overview for Small Businesses

So you have a new business and you have a website, what else? One of the most important aspects to selling your products or services is this: Customers need to be able to find you.

When someone is looking for a store, place to eat, place to get their haircut, wants to buy insurance or whatever else, they turn to search engines and specialty websites that list businesses and services based on your location. You need to be listed. When it comes to 21st century marketing, placing a yellow pages ad simply is not enough and in most cases, is way out of date. The overwhelming majority of the world turns to the internet to find goods and services.

There is no end to the amount of sites you can make a profile for. Sometimes there can be a catch, a fee but in most cases it's free. To have a big ad, pictuers, or show up hire in the pecking order, these websites have fees. Please note: This list is does not include social media sites in most cases, see the Social Media for Small Businesses section. Here's a mixed list to get you started (this list will be updated on a regular basis, as of the published date, it is incomplete with details):

Website Cost Upgrades Will Solicit
google.com/business Free Unknown Yes. Phone and mail.
Bing Places Free Unknown
Yahoo Local / Aabaco Small Business Unknown
superpages.com Unknown
dexknows.com Unknown
tripadvisor.com Unknown
yellowpages.com Free Yes. Ads and social media. Yes
Yelp Free Upgrade with fee Yes
ezlocal.com Free Yes, logo and more information displayed
whitepages.com Unknown
foursquare.com Unknown
urbanspoon.com Unknown
city-data.com Unknown
hotfrog.com Free Yes. Ads. Email
bbb.org Fee Fee Yes. Phone.
bizjournals.com Unknown
manta.com Unknown
merchantcircle.com Unknown
angieslist.com Fee Fee
yellowbook.com Unknown
showmelocal.com Unknown
thumbtack.com Unknown
yellowpages.aol.com Unknown
local.com Unknown
americantowns.com Unknown
insiderpages.com Unknown
magicyellow.com Unknown
elocal.com Unknown
localpages.com Unknown
MapQuest/Yext Unknown
CitySlick Unknown
USDirectory.com Unknown
kudzu Unknown
bizjournals.com Unknown
USCity Unknown
Advice Local Unknown
InfoUSA Unknown
Infignos Unknown
Get Fave Unknown
My Huckleberry Unknown
Yellowee Unknown
MojoPages Unknown
Brownbook CitySquares
MapCreator Judy's Book
YellowPagesGoesGreen.org Unknown
HomeAdvisor Unknown
ChamberofCommerce.com Unknown
YellowBot Unknown
nextdoor.com Free Unknown