Of the 200+ factors that go into ranking sites higher on Google, one of them is your registration on other credible sites. We’ve made a list below of sites you should have your business listed with.  

The following sites should be free to list on. If you see messaging about paying, there may be an option to skip that.

SUGGESTION: Create a new email address, such as listings@, to use for all of these site registrations. This will make things easier in the future if transitioning things off to someone else.

If you have any problems with registration on the sites you will need to contact those services directly. We’re happy to point you in the right direction to create your listings, but specific issues, or SEO measures for your company, are not part of our expertise.

Google My Business
Setting up a Google My Business profile for your company will help your company show up in Google search engine results, Google local search results and Google Maps results.

It may be a surprise, but the geo-mapping service we all use so frequently offers a listing service for businesses, allowing customers to find you while on the road and in your area.

Bing Place for Business
It’s a good idea to make sure that your business has claimed its listing on all three major search engines. That includes Microsoft’s search engine, Bing.

Yelp for Business Owners
Once claimed, however, be prepared to spend time monitoring your company page and addressing any dissatisfaction among your customers.

Yellow Pages
Many consumers still consider the Yellow Pages their go-to resource for looking up businesses, making this a great business directory to be on.

Believe it or not, 1 out of every 8 searches in the U.S. are still done through Yahoo, so you want your local business to be properly represented there. This one can get a little confusing, here’s a How To Video if needed (https://goo.gl/ldQAvO)

It’s important to have a business listing on Facebook so that users can refer others directly to your site.

Powered by Dex Media, Superpages is an online business directory offering local business listings, reviews, and advertising solutions.

Another popular social media site, Foursquare helps users keep track of where friends “check-in” and find nearby businesses.

Primarily used as a professional networking site, it’s a great place to display information about your business enterprise.

CitySearch via ExpressUpdates
Citysearch partners with InfoUSA for local business data. They offer an Express Update service that allows merchants to update their listing data as well as add new businesses. Once you've added your business you’ll need to wait 1 - 2 months for the information to be on Citysearch.