Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The Benefits of Business Directories - Maxfit Projects: Shopffitting & Office Fitouts Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sydney



I’ve recently been working on a website for Maxfit Projects. Maxfit are based in Southport on the Gold Coast and are a top quality shopfitting and office fit out provider.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working on this project as with something like shopfitting it’s essential to showcase your work. Maxfit have had the foresight to build a large portfolio of photos of their work which can be used create a great looking site and also show their talent.

They’ve completed some fantastic fitouts for bars, restaurants, offices and retail stores all over the Gold Coast, in Brisbane and also in Sydney.

Once the hard work of getting the site done attention turns to making sure the site can get found. What I’d like to talk about in this post is the benefit of posting your business to various business directories. Directories are often over looked, because let’s be honest, when people search your business they don’t often visit a range of directories to find you do they? No they don’t. But the value of directories lies in SEO and specifically back linking.

Back linking is a term I use quite regularly and for those of you that are unfamiliar with it, it’s a term that refers to how many other websites link, or point, to your website. This is very, very important because the more websites that link to your website, the more important your website looks to search engines meaning you obtain a higher rating.

Posting your business in online directories is free and easy. Here are some tips to get you started:
  • Use the same login details for easy followup.
  • Include as much detail as possible in your listing to provide maximize value.
  • Change the titles and descriptions to create a unique listing.
  • Use a dedicated business email to differentiate between confirmation & marketing emails from personal email.
  • You will receive a few phone calls from directories upselling premium listings.
  • Check for confirmation emails immediately and after 5 days.
  • Most of the information you will provide will be similar so set up a word document with details like your name, email, phone number, website, ABN and description so that you can copy and paste the details instead of retyping them.
Not all business directories are created equal, a back link on a regularly visited website is worth far more that a link from 3 nothing sites. Alexa is a site that ranks the most visited websites all over the world and provides a ranking based on a sites popularity in a specific country. To determine this ranking they use a combination of average daily visitors and page views. 

To get you started here’s a list of the top 20 Australian business directories:

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Business Directory
Alexa Traffic Ranking
www.yellowpages.com.au
  124
www.truelocal.com.au
  175
www.yelp.com.au
  320
www.hotfrog.com.au
  802
www.startlocal.com.au
  897
www.womo.com.au
  1035
www.aussieweb.com.au
  1549
dlook.com.au
  1947
www.localstore.com.au
  2724
www.localbusinessguide.com.au
  3504
www.yalwa.com.au
  4380
www.localbd.com.au
  6262
www.superpages.com.au
  8108
www.businesslistings.net.au
  8325
www.comeonaussie.com
  10062
www.local.com.au
  11389
www.yellowbook.com.au
  14466
www.raveaboutit.com.au
  18720
www.shopseek.com.au
  20479
www.companylist.com.au
  24902

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Thank you so much sharing this list of business directory. I can have the chance to add my business on the following list you shared. Very useful and it's really mean to me.
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