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. Here are the Dos and Don’ts of business directories and how you can effectively use them to boost your SEO.

2017 71

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 64

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

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?

2012 163

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

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

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. Funky file or directory names.

2012 190

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 129

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. Just because your a small business owner doesn’t make you safe from money-hungry scammers looking to separate you from your hard-earned cash.

2014 99

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.

2015 95

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.

2015 184

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.

2014 227

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.

2014 172

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. Content marketing is the *hot* new online marketing strategy!

2016 161

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.…

2018 70

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 156

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!

2016 188

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.

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.

2016 283

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 218

Using DOS to Find “Missing” Files

Simple Productivity Blog

Recently, I realized that all the new music my husband had ripped for his phone hadn’t made it into the backup directory. Here is what you are putting in: DIR is the name of the command, short for directory. s tells it to search all sub-directories of where you are.

Filing 188

Yelp Ratings and Review: You Are in Control

Small Business CEO

While there are a variety of business directory websites that offer customer reviews, none have received the acclaim and influence that Yelp has.

2016 77

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

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

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.

2013 197

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 ! 

2012 208

Technology Made Easy

Clutter Coach

A recent New York Times article recommended Jott and three other great voice-activated services: GOOG 411 , a free business phone directory; ChaCha , a web research service and Reqall , a task reminder service that sends reminders to your phone or email at the requested time. by I'm not a technology maven. I used to be, back when computers only did about five things. And I was the family genius who could fix the color balance on the TV set.

2016 100

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

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

Technology Made Easy

Clutter Coach

A recent New York Times article recommended Jott and three other great voice-activated services: GOOG 411 , a free business phone directory; ChaCha , a web research service and Reqall , a task reminder service that sends reminders to your phone or email at the requested time. by I'm not a technology maven. I used to be, back when computers only did about five things. And I was the family genius who could fix the color balance on the TV set.

2016 100

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.

2011 164

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

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

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.

Local SEO: Four Tips for Ranking High in Your City

Andrea Kalli

Add yourself to local portals and directories. Most cities, or at least those with over 100,000 residents, will have a city-based portal or directory website that businesses are free to add themselves to.

2010 176

Top 5 Tips for Finding Green Collar Jobs

Eco-Office Gals

Directories of Environmental Groups, Businesses and Jobs. Green collar jobs, those that promote environmental consciousness and sustainability in the green industry, are becoming more desirable every day.

2013 204

Make the Most of Your Business Downtime This Summer

Step It Up VA Coaching

Write more articles for submission to directories. by Donna Toothaker. It is not uncommon for the summer season to be a slow period for many Virtual Assistants and business owners. This shouldn’t be a time to sit back and ride it out.

2014 130

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

MailChimp Expert

Denise Aday

I don’t know what took me so long to apply, but now you can also find me listed in the MailChimp Experts directory.

2013 52