clear
  Submit your website to the "Best of the Web"
Best Free Web Directories home homepage Web Directories Sitemap sitemap glossary advertising Contacts contact us

United States of America

The list below contains our rankings and reviews of the top general search engines and directories that offer listings specific to US related businesses. This list ranks free and paid directories that focus on products and services from the United States.

These websites are a great source of traffic as well as citations for your website. A "citation" or "web reference" can be defined as a mention of your business name along with additional business information, such as your phone number, address or website (or a combination of the these). Citations are important as they are key components of the major search engines' ranking algorithms. Consequently, it is less important to get actual dofollow links for good local search results.

Tip: When entering your address information ensure that you always use the exact same format, preferably the format used on your website.
 
us flag

Top USA Search Engines / Directories

Website Name
Price
PR
Prev. PR
Search Engine Since
Alexa Rank
Accept Casino Sites
Accept Adult Sites
Review and Notes
Rating

Google Plus / Google Places Registration plus.google.com

 

Free
NA
NA
NA
NA
Google Places listing will greatly enhance your chances for ranking on local Google searches including Maps, Earth and mobile devices. Your site will be listed at plus.google.com but the real benefit is that the listing will help you to rank on regular Google searches with local factors (e.g. Chinese restaurant, Oakland). To add a listing, login to your Google account or create one. *****
yp
yellowpages.com  
Free or Paid
7
8
Dec. 1998
595
Yes
Yes
A very mature local search engine that lists US businesses only. A physical address is required as part of your submission. Traffic on this site is very high. The site also consistently ranks at the top of Google search results. Links to your website include a nofollow attribute but most of the sites on this list do not provide direct links. *****
Better Business Bureau
bbb.org
Free
0
8
Dec 1996
1081
No
No
A search engine of Better Business Bureaus (BBB) accredited businesses & charities. The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the hub for BBBs in the USA and Canada. If you have a solid business it would be well worth the effort to get accredited, although you do not need an accreditation to get a listing. Accreditation involves meeting standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve consumer complaints. Registration is required.
BBB listings consistently appear in Google searches for local products and services. Available in English and Spanish.
*****
Free
7
7
Dec. 1996
3216
No
Yes
A well designed and useful search engine that has been around since 1996. The site has a variety of ways to search for a business. Users of the site can easily search nationally or locally. Claim your listing for free. This site receives a high volume of traffic. ****
yelp
yelp.com
5
7
Oct. 2004
138
Yelp is a local search engine that offers reviews of local products and services. The site scores high in Google results and has a very high traffic level. Registration is required. ****
Website Name
Price
PR
Prev PR
Search Engine Since
Alexa Rank
Accept Casino Sites
Accept Adult Sites
Review and Notes
Rating
Hotfrog
hotfrog.com
Free
5
6
Mar. 2006
8656
Yes
Yes
A popular local search engine. Listings use redirected links. The site ranks high and often in Google results. Hotfrog ranks very high for domain authority.
****
manta
manta.com or manta.com/mb
Free
5
6
Sep 2005
898
A US company search site that can be sorted by state. The site has excellent traffic rankings. Listings use redirected links. They also offer worldwide searches. ****
Citysearch
citysearch.com
7
7
Aug. 1996
4337
Yes
No
A local city search engine that has it roots covering specific cities back in 1996. The site also offers reviews of businesses. Listings use redirected links. Registration required. The site ranks high and often in Google results ****
The Business Journals businessdirectory.bizjournals.com
Free
7
7
Jul. 2009
1508
No
No
A local city business directory offering service to 40 major US cities. The current directory page was first crawled by archive.org in July of 2009 although bizjournals.com has been around since 2000. The site has very good domain authority, at the same time as having a high level of traffic. ****
Free
8
8
Jan 2012
2624
No
No
A local city and/or state search engine. The website was first successfully included in archive.org's records in January of 2012, although the website was likely live before years before as we first found it in 2010. ****


To supplement these rankings, our sister site has a very large list of 3000 USA directories. You will find listings for each state along with most of the country's major cities.

ranking criteria
clear
Menu
· Link Building & Directory Submission Tips Menu
· DMOZ Review

General Directories
Free
· Best Free Directories
· Deep Links for Free
· Free for Non-profits

Paid
· Top Paid Directories

Niche Directories
· Blog
· SEO
· Travel
· Legal
more niche directories

Regional Directories
· UK
· USA
· Canada

OUR ADVICE
Before you pay for a listing search web-directories.ws. Just enter the domain for info.


Sponsors

clear
Copyright © 2004-2017 Best-Web-Directories.com - All rights reserved
clear