18 Free Directories to List Your Business Online

Use these 18 general directories to list your business and expand your online presence — for free!

Jeff Shibasaki
Sep 7, 2020 · 5 min read
Logos for several business listings, including Google, Facebook, Yelp, Apple, etc.
Logos for several business listings, including Google, Facebook, Yelp, Apple, etc.
Illustration by Jeff Shibasaki / Master Your Website

1. Apple Maps Connect

Apple Maps Connect is the portal for adding business listings to Apple Maps (the default maps app on iOS, iPadOS, macOS and watchOS).

2. Bing Places for Business

Bing Places for Business is the portal for adding business listings to Microsoft’s Bing products. Listings appear on Bing Search and Bing Maps with the business name, address, category, hours, links and more.

3. Citysearch

Citysearch is an online city guide for local businesses.

4. CitySquares

CitySquares is a neighborhood directory for local businesses that includes reviews and recommendations.

5. Facebook Business Page

A Facebook Business Page displays business information, including your category, address, contact details, links, photos, videos, events, reviews, posts, etc.

6. Foursquare for Business

Foursquare is a location technology platform that’s dedicated to helping people discover and share information about businesses and attractions. After claiming your listing, edit your business category, hours, add photos, links and more.

7. Google My Business

Google My Business’ homepage.
Google My Business’ homepage.
The sign-up page for Google My Business. Image by Jeff Shibasaki / Master Your Website.

8. Instagram for Business

Instagram’s business page for claiming your free listing.
Instagram’s business page for claiming your free listing.
The sign-up page for Instagram for Business. Image by Jeff Shibasaki / Master Your Website.

9. LinkedIn Company Page

A LinkedIn Company Page is similar to a Facebook Business Page, but targeted at businesses — not customers. Use this social media platform to add your business information, post job listings, events and more.

10. Local.com

Local.com helps users find local businesses with driving directions, reviews, ratings, phone numbers, addresses and more.

11. Manta

Manta is one of the largest online resources dedicated to helping small businesses become more competitive through its directory.

12. Pinterest Business

Pinterest Business’ homepage.
Pinterest Business’ homepage.
The sign-up page for Pinterest Business. Image by Jeff Shibasaki / Master Your Website.

13. TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor’s page for claiming your free listing.
TripAdvisor’s page for claiming your free listing.
The sign-up page for TripAdvisor. Image by Jeff Shibasaki / Master Your Website.

14. Twitter

Twitter is where online conversations are happening in real-time. Use this social media platform to add business information, post offers, discounts, photos, articles, videos, etc. Start a conversation with your target market that’s centered around your products or services.

15. Waze

Waze is a Google-owned GPS navigation app that informs users about traffic, construction, police, crashes and more. Google recommends adding your business through the Waze Map Editor (WME) to allow more control over submitted information.

16. Yellowbook

Yellowbook is owned by Hibu which claims to offer smart digital marketing made easy. Like other business directories, once you’ve claimed your listing you can edit your business description, links and more.

17. Yelp for Business Owners

Yelp is one of the most popular directories that connects people with local businesses. After adding or claiming your business, you can edit business information, respond to reviews, view click and call reports, etc.

18. YP (Yellow Pages)

YP (Yellow Pages), Super Pages and DexKnows are all owned by Thryv. Claim your listing to edit business information, add images, video and respond to customer reviews.

Final Thoughts

You just learned 18 free directories to list your business online. Business directories get acquired, rebranded and shut down all the time. If you find it difficult to manage all of your listings, you may want to use Yext (not free). They’ve partnered with many businesses on this list and many more, so you can control multiple listings from a single location.

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Jeff Shibasaki

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UX Writer. UX Designer. Culture Blogger. See my work at https://jeffshibasaki.com

Master Your Website

Teaching how to design, market and manage websites.

Jeff Shibasaki

Written by

UX Writer. UX Designer. Culture Blogger. See my work at https://jeffshibasaki.com

Master Your Website

Teaching how to design, market and manage websites.

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