Listing your business online is important if you want new customers to find you. This is especially true for new companies or those trying to improve their reputation. Putting your business on the right websites makes it easier for people to find you when they search for your products or services. This helps improve your search engine optimization (SEO) and makes your business more visible. Many of these listings are free, so it’s a simple way to get more customers and build trust without spending much money.

Here are some of the best places to list your business online:

  • Google My Business: Essential for local SEO, it ensures your business appears in Google Maps and local search results. This is the #1 most important place to list your company!
  • Bing Places for Business: Similar to Google My Business but for Bing search engine.
  • Yelp: Popular for customer reviews, which can influence local search rankings.
  • Facebook Business Page: Helps with social media presence and local search. Remember that a business page is different from a personal profile. You’ll need yourself (or someone you trust) to have a personal profile associated with your business page.
  • Apple Maps Connect: Important for users on iOS devices. [And iPhones are everywhere, right?]
  • Yellow Pages: Traditional directory that still has online relevance.
  • LinkedIn Company Directory: Great for B2B businesses and professional networking.
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB): Enhances credibility and trust.
  • Foursquare: Useful for location-based services and reviews.
  • Angie’s List: Especially relevant for service-based businesses.
  • TripAdvisor: Crucial for travel, hospitality, and restaurant businesses.
  • Local Chamber of Commerce Websites: Adds local credibility and SEO value.
  • Industry-Specific Directories: Niche directories relevant to your industry can drive targeted traffic (e.g., Houzz for home services and contractors, Avvo for legal services).
  • Superpages: Another online directory that can enhance local SEO.
  • Manta: Good for small businesses looking to improve their online presence.
  • Nextdoor: Useful for local businesses to connect with nearby communities.

By listing your business in these directories (and others you discover yourself) and maintaining accurate and updated information, you can improve your SEO, enhance your online visibility, and attract more local customers.


When signing up to list your business online, consider using a different email address because you’ll likely receive many sales messages from the listing site. This helps keep your primary email inbox free from clutter.

However, it’s important to use your primary email in the actual business listing so potential customers can contact you directly. This way, you can manage marketing emails separately while ensuring that customer inquiries reach you without any issues.

Need Help?

Omaha Advertising can help you list your business on various online directories for a modest fee. Simply provide us with your business information, including general details about your business and the products or services you offer, access to your accounts, and any photos or logos you want to include. We’ll take care of the rest, ensuring your business is listed in the right places to improve your visibility and attract more customers. This service saves you time and effort while maximizing your online presence.

Contact us today to get started!