Top Web Directories

Best General Directories

DMOZ Add Free Could take up to a year or more for your site to be listed.
Yahoo Directory Add $299/year for commercial sites, $600/year for adult sites Your site will also be listed in several international Yahoo directories.
Best of the Web Add $149.95/year or $299.95 one-time. As name indicates, was once an award site.
HotVsNot.com Add 6 months = $40, 12 months = $60, 3 years = $150, Permanent = $200 or Free with a reciprical banner ad. A top-tier directory with hundreds of thousands of backlinks, an aged domain, high traffic and very recent Google Cache dates on interior category pages. It also has a growing user community and DOES NOT accept every site.
JoeAnt.com Add $39.99 one-time fee, free for editors Takes about a week to be listed either way.
GoGuides Add $69.95 per URL. Sites are instantly included. Money back guarantee if your submission is declined.

General Directories

Directory Add Cost Comments
Universal Business Listing Add $75 per year Excellent local search directory.
Rubber Stamped Add $39.95 one-time review fee, refundable if rejected. Nice, growing directory.
Skaffe Add One time $49.99 fee, or free but only for submissions done over weekends. All submissions reviewed and not accepted will be accessed a $10 processing fee Becoming an editor is not difficult, and is an easy way to get listed for free.
Massive Links Add Directory Listing is $39,99 with 4-links – Full Refund if you’re not accepted – one time fee
Premium Listing is $79.99 with 4-links – Bigger display above basic listings for one year – renew and keep premium listing or it defaults to regular directory listing
Non-profits are still free
Permits you to write your own keyword-rich link anchor text.
Starting Point Add $99 annual fee. Quality directory, many high-PageRank pages. Not widely known, so may be a link your competitors won’t have yet.
Gimpsy Add $49 to be reviewed within 72 hours, $20 refund if site is turned down. Free submit available, but can take months to be listed. Focused primarily on commercial sites. Can be difficult to find the proper category to submit to.
Web Beacon Add $39.99 one-time review fee, free for editors. Originally created from the GoGuides database, expanded since.
Site Snoop Add $15 one-time fee. Then you can add up to 4 additional URLs in your listing foran additional $5 per URL. Currently does not accept mortgage/loan sites. There tends to be a lot of spam in that industry, so this helps improve the overall quality of that directory.

Top Social Sites

Social Site Join Type Comments
Twitter Join Social Communication Share and discover what’s happening right now, anywhere in the world.
Facebook Join Social Networking Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.
LinkedIn Join Social Networking Over 85 million professionals use LinkedIn to exchange information, ideas and opportunities
Google+ Join Social Networking Share updates, photos, videos, and more. Start conversations about the things you find interesting.
Digg Join Social News Still a top social bookmarking site. Hitting the front page can bring massive server-crashing amounts of traffic.
Delicious Join Social Bookmarking Links are nofollow but the site is still a good source for traffic and to connect with other social users.
StumbleUpon Join Social News Can be a great source of ongoing traffic.
Pinterest Join Social Image Bookmarking Now the #3 social bookmarking site behind only Facebook and Twitter. If you are in a image-rich industry, this is a must-use for everyday social marketing.
eBaum’s World Join Social Video High-traffic social bookmarking site perfect for link bait submission and blog post promotion.
Folkd.com Join Social Bookmarking A top global social bookmarking site that’s been around since 2006 links are nofollow but can lead to good traffic if you hit the front-page.
BuzzFeed Join Social News Breaking top traffic social news site. Provides an advertising option to drive traffic to highlighted blog posts or link bait pieces for initial viral buzz.
Reddit Join Social News Community groups on many varied topics.
BlinkList Join Social Bookmarking Bookmarking service, also allows you to save copies of whole web pages.

Top Blog Directories

Blog Catalog Add Free. Probably the biggest and most successful blog directory currently
Eatonweb Add $34.99 Good blog directory, even if you have to pay.
Blog Flux Add Free. Links to your blog homepage are redirected, but links to internal posts are direct.
Best of the Web Blogs Add $149.95/year or $299.95 one-time. Great directory, we recommend both a regular listing and a listing for your blog.
GetBlogs Add Free. Free, but they like you to link back to them.

Top Article Sites

Ezine Articles Add First 10 articles submitted are free. If they like your articles, they’ll let you submit unlimited articles for free.
GoArticles Add Free. Unlimited numbers of articles can be submitted for free. Links allowed in sig line but not within content. As of now they are no longer accepting payment for featured articles.
Article Dashboard Add $47 Unlimited numbers of articles can be submitted once you pay.
Buzzle Add Free. Unlimited numbers of articles can be submitted for free. Must apply to become an author. Buzzle.com no longer accepts marketing type articles including those with external links.
Article City Add Free. Unlimited numbers of articles can be submitted for free. No anchor text links, just URL links.
Idea Marketers Add Free. Unlimited numbers of articles can be submitted for free.
Article Alley Add Free. Unlimited numbers of articles can be submitted for free. Can take awhile for your application to be approved.
Article Gold Add Free. Article Submissions and New Registrations are being accepted again after a major site update. Sign up disabled until further notice.
Amazines Add Free. Unlimited numbers of articles can be submitted for free.

Listings on the Search Engines

Google+ Local Add Free You will need to do a search and locate your business’ local profile with Google. Once you’ve clicked through to its listing there will be a note: “IS THIS YOUR BUSINESS?” with a Manage this page button to click. You will then be asked to either sign into your own Google account and if you don’t have one then you will need to register with them first.To learn more about managing and boosting your local listings with the major search engines check out our book, Get on the map! The Complete Guide to Getting Your Local Business Online.
Bing’s Local Business Portal Add Free Locate your business within Bing’s search results using the URL we’ve listed in the Add column. Then you will be allowed to claim it once you’ve either logged in or registered with Bing. Be sure to read our Your Complete Guide to Bing’s New Local Business Listing Portal to get started on the right foot.
Yahoo Local Add Varies Free for a basic listing or $9.95 a month for an enhanced listing.

Internet Yellow Pages (IYPs)

SuperPages.com Add Free Be consistent with ALL the data that you have with all your listings. Especially when you’re listing with any Internet Yellow Pages because many businesses will pull your data from these places and if it’s incorrect it will negatively effect your local rankings.
Yellowbook Add Free You first need to register as a user. Then do a search for your business. If it doesn’t come up in the search then they will allow you to Add it to their listings. If it does come up then claim it as its owner and complete the profile.
Yellow Pages Add Free Start with a search for your business. If it doesn’t come up in the search then they will allow you to Add it to their listings. If it does come up then claim it as its owner and complete the profile. You will be asked to register for their site or you can opt to login with your Facebook login profile. We suggest creating a separate profile for any business listing that you’re doing for clients. It’s even advisable to create unique login details for your own business in case you outsource the management at a later date.
dexknows Add Free Start with a search for your business. If it doesn’t come up in the search then they will allow you to Add it to their listings. If it does come up then claim it as its owner and complete the profile. You will be asked to register for their site.
Yellowbot Add Free Start with a search for your business using your business’s phone number at the bottom of the homepage. If it doesn’t come up in the search then they will allow you to Add it to their listings. If it does come up then claim it as its owner and complete the profile. You will be asked to register for their site.
White Pages Add Free This site is currently powered by Yelp.com with the map provided by Bing so if you have a listing with Yelp.com then you’re good to go. Start with a search for your business. If it does come up then you will be able to click through to Yelp to edit it as needed. If it doesn’t come up then click the Add link we’ve provided you to get it registered.

Best Local Directories

CitySearch Not taking new additions at this time. We will keep you posted. Free This site is a very important data source for local search. It feeds many other sites information in businesses. This site is powered by CityGrid so if you have a listing with them then you’re good to go. Start with a search for your business. If it does come up then you will be able to click through to edit it as needed. If it doesn’t come up what you do next is something we’ve contacted CityGrid about and are waiting to hear back. We’ll update you here as soon as we know more.
Yelp Add Free Yelp powers Bing’s Local Listings so this is a site you cannot afford to ignore! You first need to register as a user. Then do a search for your business. If it doesn’t come up in the search then they will allow you to Add it to their listings. If it does come up then claim it as its owner and complete the profile.
Merchant Circle Add Free You first need to register as a user and then as the owner you can add your local business to their listings. Always start with a search of their site for your business because they have most businesses already pulled in and unclaimed.
MojoPages Add Free First, you will need to register as a user. Then you can do a search for your business. If it doesn’t come up in the search then they will allow you to Add it to their listings. If it does come up then claim it as its owner and complete the profile.
Local.com Add Free You first need to register as a user. Then do a search for your business. If it doesn’t come up in the search then they will allow you to Add it to their listings. If it does come up then claim it as its owner and complete the profile.
Kudzu Add Free First, register as a user. Then do a search for your business. If it doesn’t come up in the search then they will allow you to Add it to their listings. If it does come up then claim it as its owner and complete the profile.
HotFrog Add Free You can create your profile right away then access it anytime to update your products and services, add images and announce special offers.
Manta Add Free You can add your company right away without going through the registration process. Be sure to search their site for your business first so that you don’t create a duplicate listing.
Insider Pages Add Free Start with a search for your business. If it doesn’t come up in the search then they will allow you to Add it to their listings. If it does come up then claim it as its owner and complete the profile.
Best of the Web Local Add $9.95/month Start with a search for your business. If it doesn’t come up in the search then they will allow you to Add it to their listings. If it does come up then claim it as its owner and complete the profile.
Zip Local Add Free First, register as a user. Then do a search for your business. If it doesn’t come up in the search then they will allow you to Add it to their listings. If it does come up then claim it as its owner and complete the profile.
Brownbook.net Add Free Start with a search for your business. If it doesn’t come up in the search then they will allow you to Add it to their listings. If it does come up then claim it as its owner and complete the profile.
City Data Add Free This directory is only for brick & mortar businesses, no online businesses. You must have a real street address and business phone numbers. Make sure your profile is as in-depth as possible and provides unique information about your business. Do not simply copy a description you already used elsewhere (for example on your Web site). Add photos. Generic profiles, not providing interesting information about your business will be periodically purged without any warning.
Tupalo Add Free First, register as a user. Then do a search for your business. If it doesn’t come up in the search then they will allow you to Add it to their listings. If it does come up then claim it as its owner and complete the profile.

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