Local Directories

Directories in general are very powerfull and provide a large number of the information served by today’s leading search engines. getting listed with a local directory can increase the quality of business gathered from a website while sending local customers

Google Local

Search for local business listings by name, key word, or location with satellite maps.

Bing Local

Search for local business listings by name, key word, or location with satellite maps.

Yahoo Local

Local has business reviews, top rated services, and events near you. … City Guide · My Local · Directory. Local Search by Yahoo!

City Search

Use Citysearch City Guides to get reviews and directions to top restaurants, events, night clubs, shops, services and more, in cities across the country.

Yellow Pages Local

Find online Yellow Pages business listings, phone numbers, addresses, maps, driving directions and more in this online directory


Infogroup is a major business directory whose data is used as a starting point by many local search engines. If you have a new business, or have moved addresses or changed phone numbers, it is essential to update your information with them.

Best of the Web’s Regional Directory

A company called Marchex operates network of Local search websites under the umbrella of OpenList.com. Submitting your business to OpenList.com can often lead to listings on multiple websites within this network.


Superpages.com is a top online resource for finding information and insights on businesses and retailers. Google and Yahoo often “double-check” Superpages.com to make sure they’re showing correct business information. Here’s where to claim your listing.


Yelp is a very popular Local information portal on the U.S. West Coast, and in certain industries across the rest of the country. If you are in the hospitality industry, especially bars and restaurants, it is essential to claim your profile on Yelp.


Citysearch is a major competitor of Yelp that charges you to claim your business listing. It can be expensive but again, if you’re in the hospitality industry, it’s probably worth the investment to claim your listing on Citysearch.