Top 5 Sites to List Your Business Online

Remember when you searched for a restaurant online, and decided not to go because it got 1 out of 5 stars? If you’ve never done that, you need to realize that people are searching for YOUR business online and you need to take control of those listings.
Most business directories would already have your business listed (unless you’re new, in which case you really need to get your business listed). Whether you’re listed or not, you need to claim your business online starting with these 5 popular directories.

1. Google

logo_googleGoogle is the first place you need to list your business. Even though Google has many different sites and apps (Google maps, search engine, etc), you only need to go to claim your business once and it will update on all their different properties.

2. Yelp

Yelp is a popular online review site. Many of your potential customers are going to check here first to see what others are saying. Taking control of your Yelp listing will allow you to reply to any reviews and engage with your customers.

3. Yellow Pages

Yellowpages is the online version of the original Business Directory you’d receive at your door. One thing to remember about YP is that their US and Canadian websites are completely independent (independent companies, possibly).

4. Yahoo

There was a time when Yahoo would have been the first website on this list, but that was awhile ago. Since then, Yahoo has undergone several changes and trying to list your business can be VERY confusing. We’ve written a guide to help you figure it out (don’t worry, it doesn’t cost any money…yet?).

5. Bing

Bing is Microsoft’s answer to Google. It’s had mixed success, as they’ve dabbled in cashback or reward schemes for visitors. Regardless of whether you’ve heard of it or not, there are people who use it, and you need to make sure your business is listed here.


The list doesn’t end there, but those 5 are currently the main ones you need to start with. If you’ve got the time, check out the rest of these sites to claim or list your business.