The Dos and Don’ts of Business Directories & SEO

Small Business CEO

You’ve heard it before – listing your small business or professional profile in online business directories is great for SEO. It doesn’t matter if you’re an entrepreneur like Alex Perdikis or a small-business owner looking for investors or building a web presence, online directories offer some the best SEO bang for the buck. Here are the Dos and Don’ts of business directories and how you can effectively use them to boost your SEO.

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Submitting Websites to Local Web Directories

Andrea Kalli

Submitting Websites to Local Web Directories. . For decades, business entities as well as regular consumers have depended on yellow pages and other local telephone directories to find suppliers for whatever it is they need. On the World Wide Web, local web directories leverage on that behavior. Such directories exist as online counterparts to yellow pages as listings are organized in a similar manner. Submitting Websites to Local Web Directories.

2011 109

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Should You List Your Business With Specialized Directory Services?

Productive & Organized

  One of the ways that you can do this is by being listed in directories.    Reader Question: " I am reviewing my expenses for the year and I was just wondering what you thought of getting on-line leads from specialized directories like XXXXX? Different Types of Directories Give Different Results. There are blog directories, directories of upcoming teleconferences, niche directories, phone directories, etc.

2012 125

Submitting Your Site to Industry-Specific Web Directories

Andrea Kalli

Submitting Your Site to Industry-Specific Web Directories. . Web directories have grown significantly less popular among internet users due to the rise of powerful search engines. This is especially true now that there are industry-specific web directories that are more targeted and niche-specific. Internet surfers who use web directories often do so to find websites that fall within specific categories, and not just include certain keywords.

2011 116

Your Business Needs to Be Listed on These 6 Cost-Effective Directories & Social Platforms

Small Business CEO

Just as every independently owned business has a unique mix of customers and fans, every social media platform and business directory has a slightly different mix of users and viewers. Does your business suffer from under-listing?

2018 67

Want instant access to a one-stop online business management resource directory?

Office Organization Success

The Office Organization Success Cafe is just what you need! It’s the ultimate online resource for creating a more streamlined, automated, and systemized online solo service business. Once you become a member you’ll be able to: Have immediate access to an online library of content-rich articles focused on running an online solo service business. Network with colleagues with similar interests. Find new clients. Get advice or brainstorm a problem. Be social and make new connections.

2009 136

AZVAs Podcast 3: Prepping to Attend Industry Events

Loosely Speaking

You can also find AZVAs the Podcast on iTunes in the podcast directory.

2010 141

Looking for Fresh Content for your Internet or Social Media Marketing Virtual Assistant Business?

Andrea Kalli

Once I started adding quality articles with relevant and fresh content related to my business on my blog, in article directories, and on social sites I began to see a substantial increase in new business. New Articles for this October 2010 Offering. Let me share something very powerful with you.

Top 5 Tips for Finding Investors

The Small Business Blog

Go to your local library – they often have directories that list venture capital sources. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business.

2010 130

Should you use a Free WordPress Theme for your Business Website?

Tips From T. Marie

If you visit the WordPress Theme Directory , you’ll see tons of themes with different designs, free for you to use on your WordPress website. In the WordPress Theme directory, the number of active installations of a free theme is listed when you click on it for more information. Even the newest themes listed in the directory will have hundreds of installations. Many of the free themes in the directory lack documentation and support.

2019 116

How To Keep Music In Sync

Simple Productivity Blog

Luckily, all of the programs I have seen for managing music allow you to change that directory. If you are all using one computer, store the files outside the “user” directories, and point your programs to that directory. If you are using multiple computers, have one location on each computer, and point each program on that computer to that directory. Use a program to equalize the directories between computers. Funky file or directory names.

2012 146

Scams (Old and New) That Target Small Business Owners

Small Business CEO

Directory Scams. Criminals know how badly you want to increase/maintain your marketing reach, so they use the good ol directory scam. They might call, fax, email or otherwise solicit you indicating that it’s time to get your business listed in the back of the local phone book, or an applicable business directory of some sort.…

2014 78

Best (and Worst) Online Marketing Techniques For Small Businesses

The Solopreneur Life

Online directories. The more expensive directory did not lead to more leads, so don’t sign up for the most expensive thinking it’s the best.” W hat works and what doesn’t when promoting your small business online? A Westerville, Ohio-based marketing company named Triad decided to find out. Triad’s 2012 case study follows a start-up summer camp through its first year of business.

2013 155

5 Questions to Ask Roofing Contractors When Hiring

Dumb Little Man

Legitimate roofers will be in state and federal directories, so if you do a search and the business name you were given doesn’t appear, then you’re likely being targeted by a scam.

2020 237

Is Article Marketing Still a Good Strategy?

Office Organization Success

One of the main reasons that you should still include this strategy in your online marketing toolkit is that by writing articles and submitting them to various online article directories, including your blog, you are putting yourself out there as an expert/authority within your field. One of my members in the School for Online Business Success asked me recently about article marketing.

2015 141

6 Things You Should Know About A WordPress Website

Tips From T. Marie

Just because a plugin or theme is available in the WordPress directories, it’s not a guarantee that it’s high quality or that it will play nice with the other plugins you may have installed on your WordPress website. And of course, it’s not just the WordPress directories that offer plugins and themes. As many of you know, creating, maintaining and working with WordPress websites is one part of my online technology services.

2019 112

London & Barcelona Have More Than 100 Coworking Spaces

Small Business Labs

The map of London below is from the directory site Coworking London. The European Coworking Conference site's article The Number of Coworking Spaces Exceeds a Hundred in Some Cities i s fascinating. Regular readers know we follow and do forecasts on the coworking industry. But even we're stunned at how big coworking has become in some places around the world.    Spain in particular is simply amazing. Barcelona has over 100 spaces and Madrid has near to 100.

2014 174

How To Set Up an Efficient Content Marketing System

Office Organization Success

Many years ago when I first started using my articles to market my business, it was simply a case of writing an article and submitting it to the various online article directories. So really your only avenue for distributing your articles and ensuring they were seen by a wider audience was to submit to the article directories. Content marketing is the *hot* new online marketing strategy! Actually, it’s not really new … using your content (i.e.

2016 124

The SEO Minefield

Small Business CEO

Above Article Submitted To 20 Article Directories. 20 Directory Listings. I met and sat with an account manager from an online digital marketing company about 3 years ago, discussing how we could drive our business forward through SEO and PPC marketing. After a back and forth discussion of our marketing needs and the services the company could provide, we were presented with a package that looked very similar to the one below: 10 Keywords. 20 Backlinks A Month. 10 Press Releases.

2015 75

Finding Good Side Hustles

Small Business Labs

Trying to help gig workers figure this out is SideHusl , which is a directory service claiming to be "the web's best resource for money making opportunities."  Having this broad directory means it's much more likely a gig worker will find a gig that works for them.  The growth of the gig economy means there are literally hundreds of apps, sites, marketplaces and companies that claim working with them is a good way to earn money.  

2018 55

Is Your WordPress Website Secretly Harboring Malware?

Tips From T. Marie

Second, once in, they had deposited php files in old image directories where most WordPress website owners were unlikely to notice them. It left me wondering how many WordPress websites were harboring the same type of malware, hiding away in old image directories. They don’t realize that not all of the plugins in the plugin directory are maintained and updated the way they should be.

2014 119

AZVAs the Podcast: Transitioning from employment to self-employment

Loosely Speaking

iPod users can find the episode in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store. iPod users can find the episode in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store. Season 2/Episode 11 Program Notes.

2011 213

How To Make Your Website More Mobile-Friendly

Dumb Little Man

You can check out theme directories like Tesla Themes, Theme Forest or Template Monster to see if you find one you like better than the above. I could start by bombarding you with statistics on how many people now use smartphones vs. desktops, but you’ve probably heard them. I could talk about the importance of making your website usable and readable on mobile, but you’re doubtless already aware of that. At this point, there’s really only one thing left to say.

2019 168

The Solopreneur Life “Friday Bits” Column #34

The Solopreneur Life

Don’t Do What Yahoo Directory Does. I launched SolopreneurLifeAds.com on Wednesday, and in the run-up to opening day, I visited a lot of Web sites that feature classified ads and directories. I thought it would be cool for my Web sites to be listed in the Yahoo Directory, so I checked out their registration procedure. Directory Submit requires a US$299.00 Directory Submit does not guarantee a listing in the Yahoo! Directory.

2011 125

4 Free Business Productivity Apps To Help You Grow Your Small Business

Dumb Little Man

MailChimp has a huge directory of integration. Managing a business is easier said than done. When you run your own business, you need to give it all your time and attention. It’s a job that is both demanding and fulfilling. Eventually, you’ll want to turn it into a business that can run without you. This, unfortunately, is the harder part. The first obstacle you need to anticipate is manpower.

2017 219

Top 5 Strategies to Get Your Office Schedule Back on Track!

Office Organization Success

Update your directory listings; get entered on new industry directories; check backlinks — set up a spreadsheet to keep track of all of this. Getting back into the swings of things after a break is always challenging! Whether it’s time taken off during the summer, a break during the Holiday season, or simply a week’s vacation, the first few days back at your desk are usually spent playing catch-up.

2016 145

Corporate Training Exploding and Changing

Small Business Labs

 Key quote from the article: This year companies grew their “informal learning” spending by 39%, demonstrating a steady shift toward social learning tools, knowledge sharing, expert directories, and other forms of information sharing. Interesting article on Bersin by Deloitte's site on corporate training.  As the chart below (from the article) shows, after a steep decline during the recession U.S. spending on corporate training has strongly rebounded.

Get out from behind your PC

Office Organization Success

Calling all VAs and OBMs … if you’d like to be included in my Virtual Support Professionals Directory, click this link to find out more. Lots to share this week… One of the best ways you can grow your business is to get out from behind your PC and go and meet people! This was one of the goals I set for myself this year … to get out more, and so far I’m achieving that goal.

2012 133

AZVAs the Podcast: Working with Tourism & Hospitality Industries

Loosely Speaking

iPod users can find the episode in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store. iPod users can find the episode in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store. Season 2/Episode 13 Program Notes.

2011 180

How to Choose A Financial Advisor: Top Tips You Can Follow

Dumb Little Man

For help finding a fiduciary in your area, you can consult the directory on the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors. Finding someone you can trust to give you sound financial advice is not easy. That’s probably why 75% of Americans manage their own finances.

2020 168

I’ll show you how to get new subscribers EVERY DAY!

Office Organization Success

I’ll show you EXACTLY how to submit your articles, which article directories are the best, how to craft your author resource bio, and what you must NEVER do when submitting your articles. Did you know that by just spending 20 minutes per week updating your online marketing system, you can add new subscribers on a daily basis? Yep that’s right! It’s what I do, and have been doing for years. And I continue to get new subscribers on a daily basis.

2012 126

Just 20 minutes per week can get you new subscribers daily

Office Organization Success

I’ll show you EXACTLY how to submit your articles, which article directories are the best, how to craft your author resource bio, and what you must NEVER do when submitting your articles. Did you know that by just spending 20 minutes per week updating your online marketing system, you can add new subscribers on a daily basis? Yep that’s right! It’s what I do, and have been doing for years. And I continue to get new subscribers on a daily basis.

2012 126

4 Free Business Productivity Apps To Help You Grow Your Small Business

Dumb Little Man

MailChimp has a huge directory of integration. Managing a business is easier said than done. When you run your own business, you need to give it all your time and attention. It’s a job that is both demanding and fulfilling. Eventually, you’ll want to turn it into a business that can run without you. This, unfortunately, is the harder part. The first obstacle you need to anticipate is manpower.

2016 218

AZVAs the Podcast: Opportunities in Sports and Entertainment

Loosely Speaking

iPod users can find the episode in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store. iPod users can find the episode in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store. Season 2/Episode 12 Program Notes.

2011 198

AZVAs the Podcast: Social Media Success Stories

Loosely Speaking

iPod users can find the episode in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store. iPod users can find the episode in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store. Season 2/Episode 14 Program Notes.

Craigslist Code Words: Do You Know What They Really Mean?

Dumb Little Man

If they don’t want to give you a name, run the number through a phone lookup directory. So, you’re cruising Craigslist’s casual encounters section. You start talking to a self-shrinking violet who wants to parTy and be wooed with roses.

2018 250

AZVAs the Podcast Episode 6: DIY and Your Business

Loosely Speaking

Just for you iPod users, AZVAs the Podcast is also found in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store (FREE!). Just for you iPod users, AZVAs the Podcast is also found in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store (FREE!). August 2010 Podcast Program Notes.

2010 163

Automate Your Business! Top 5 Automation Tools

Office Organization Success

You can record your podcast episode directly into your podcast, and they will share and syndicate it with the top podcast directories – even iTunes – immediately it’s published! Those directories, in turn, come and get your podcast, index it, and make it available to their visitors. Part of running an efficient and organized business is making full use of the technology and resources available to you.

2013 151

Awesome Resource I'm Using to Write More on My Blog

Productive & Organized

We've found one another because you have the option of listing yourself in a blogger directory. Recently, I shared some of my favorite tips on how to eliminate writer's block in my post: Writer's Block Stinks !    Based on all of the shares, tweets and messages I received, I can tell that there are a lot of people that are feeling stuck creating content!

2012 160

4 Simple Hacks for Your SME to ‘Go Digital’

Small Business CEO

Google My Business is probably the world’s most powerful local directory — and you can grab your own page for free, and a spot in Google’s influential local three-pack results, after a brief verification process.… Having a digital presence in 2018 is essential for any company that wants a lucrative slice of the global online marketplace.

2018 56

AZVAs the Podcast: Creating your dream business

Loosely Speaking

iPod users can find the episode in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store. iPod users can find the episode in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store. Season 2/Episode 15 Program Notes. Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the “AZVAs the Podcast&# link to listen to the episode now. Here’s that link ! .

2011 126

Sharing the Podcast Love

Loosely Speaking

Internet Marketing Podcast is available both from the producer’s website and within the iTunes Store’s Podcast Directory. Here’s a little bonus on the heels of the latest episode of AZVAs the Podcast.

2010 130

Simple 5-10 Minute Task That Could Save You Hours - Learn From My Mistake!

Productive & Organized

  The trademark owner contacted our office and suggested that we remove the site, directory listings and any other public reference we had to their trademark because we were infringing on their rights. Directory Listings - This math was kind of fun to do.    We did an event listing for each of the 21 sessions on three different event directories

2012 183