Directory listings are mostly free, and they are also a critical component of an internet marketing strategy. While generally not difficult to create, they do take time and due diligence.
The most important recommendation for directory listings, is to maintain exactly the same information, and information format, on all of your listings, as well as your places pages, your social networking pages, and your website.
Here is a list of posts from this site on the topic:
This organization/business, ColoradoTown.com, is an example of great internet marketing – the site has an extensive network of back links pointing to it, and the site itself provides an extensive library of great content. The tag line, "Colorado Town Community … [...]
Here's a great resource to see how your business is listed at Google, Yahoo, and other top search engines. Simply go to http://getlisted.org and type in your business name and zip code. The site will return how your business appears … [...]
Here's a good tip for finding local blogs and directories. Simply search Google for your state + "Blog" or "News" or "Directory" your city + "Blog" or "News" or "Directory" your zip code + "Blog" or "News" or "Directory" This … [...]
A survey of the top 20 categories in the top 20 US cities came up with this list of the top 10 review sites for local listings: Yelp CitySearch InsiderPages Yahoo Local DealerRater JudysBook TripAdvisor Edmunds Zagat.com OpenTable (This information … [...]