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Posted 04/18/2023 in Category 1 by Breaie

Link Building With Directories

Link Building With Directories

Need more clients?

You realize now that you have a problem and need to get more customers for your business.  The question is how does your business create more traffic to your business website to gain more clients or increase your online presence? 

How can a business get more online exposure for free or very low cost?  

Promote your business on online directories. Directories help build your online reputation score.   Most people do online searches for a variety of their informational needs.  

There are many reasons why you should list your business on business directories. Here are a few of the most important ones:

  • Increased visibility: When you list your business on a directory, it becomes more visible to potential customers. This is because directories are often one of the first places that people go when they are looking for a product or service.
  • Improved SEO: When your business is listed on a directory, it can help to improve your website's search engine ranking. This is because directories are often considered to be a trusted source of information by search engines.
  • More leads: When your business is listed on a directory, it can attract more leads. This is because people who are looking for a product or service will often contact businesses that are listed on directories.
  • Better customer service: When your business is listed on a directory, it can provide better customer service. This is because customers can easily find your business's contact information and hours of operation.

Use certain websites to your advantage.  

Online directories are essential for your business and we recommend that all business owners take advantage of these websites.

Take the time to learn about websites you should list your business on that will help drive traffic to your domain.   All depends on your goals, budget and time.  You can certainly pay particular companies  hundreds a month to list your site via an API to numerous directories.  They will make any changes or updates to your business profile manually through the API. The other option is to research and decide which websites that will give you the most bang for your buck or no buck meaning free to list on their sites.

Once you have chosen a business directory, it is important to create a complete and accurate listing. This will help to ensure that potential customers can easily find your business.


Yelp is free to list your business.  Before you list your business on Yelp, check to see if they already have your business listed and ready for you to claim.  By all means take their free plan and give your website business a boost.  Just remember all businesses have to make money and Yelp is no exception.  A free listing on Yelp will be very basic. Lots of upsells, monthly fees, and other fees, etc.  These fees can add up quickly so you know.  You as the business owner have to make the decision on what if any extra fees that you want to pay to Yelp.  You can also decline all of their upgrades and still have a free listing. 


Free to list your business on Angi.  Angi formerly known as Angie's List is mostly for the home professionals like painters for example.  If you fall in these categories of businesses, definitely list your business Angi for free.  Angi also does upsells such as pay for leads or to advertise your business. Great way to give you time to get familiar with their platform as well as  learn more about different directories, and how much you want to spend to get business or increase your customer base.

Google Business Profile

Google Business Profile is still truly free and the top choice to create a business profile on.  Google is the number one search engine that is used by the majority of people online.  A Google business profile is a great resource to create your business profile on.  Reviews hold a lot of importance as well and Google allows reviews on your profile.  

Apple Maps

List your business for free on Apple Maps or (check claim your listing) to get started. You will need an Apple Id to log in or create an Apple login Id to create your account and profile.  

Bing Places

Bing Places is a free site for business owners to list their business,  join Bing maps so that your business can be seen. Before signing up, check the name of your business for claiming purposes.  Your company may already be listed and is waiting on you to add the finishing touches. They also have an app that you can install on your phone to manage your listing. 


Facebook is free and it is not just for personal profiles.  Facebook has a page creation section for a business or brand.  Easy to do and is worth getting a business page on their site where social meets business. 


Breaie offers low cost membership for a business listing all the way to the premium very low cost memberships that allow you to post blog articles, pictures, videos, products you sell online, coupons, offers, events that your business is having, real estate listings, free lance services, or gigs.  Many more services for one yearly low cost flat rate.  

We do not do any upsells.  What is listed in each membership plan is what you get along with our tech support should you need help in any way. We are available by email to assist you.  All you need to do is reach out to us.  

Don't forget to keep track of all of your business profiles on different sites.  As you grow or move locations, add locations you need to keep all of your information current on all of the platforms that you have created  a free business profile or low cost listings on.