Note: this list has been updated in 2017. Make sure to check out all the lists to see if your business has been mentioned.
We wrote an article back in 2010 about 10 Australian Directories offering free listings. This article was so popular that we still have people reading it in 2015. Unfortunately, 2010 is a long time ago now and some of those directories simply no longer exist.
Because of that, we have created an updated list of directories that you can use for free to get some links pointing to your website. While directories do vary in quality and traffic, we have made sure to list those that bring in good sources of traffic, and will be beneficial to your website.
AussieWeb is a local search engine directory dedicated to listing Australian companies. It’s a completely free service to use and they make it simple to list your business with them. Read their FAQs section to see what you get with your listing.
True Local has been around since 2006 and helps people find businesses in their local area. They update their website weekly to ensure that their listings are always current and up to date. Check out their FAQs page to see what you get with your listing.
Local Business Guide was established with the goal of providing high quality listings to businesses. While submitting a listing is free, they do offer priority business listings to help increase your business exposure. To view the features you get with you listing, have a look at their About page.
Start Local advertise that they receive up to 1.5 million visitors per month, that’s a lot of potential exposure of your business. Start Local search results also allow you to refine the search instantly, making it easier for customers to find what they are looking for. All the information on what you get with your listing can be found on their help page.
DMOZ has been around since 1998 and is currently the largest human edited directory on the web. Their directory is continuously updated to make sure that all of their listings are up to date for their users. To suggest your website on the DMOZ website, follow these steps.
Hotfrog began in 2005 with a small team and has since been established in 38 countries. They provide reporting tools for everyone with a listing, giving them access to see different levels of activity. According to their advertising, 431,000 inquiries to businesses happens through Hotfrog every month. Add your business to their directory today.
Aussie Tradesman User Guide was created to help users find local trades people in their area. The directory is designed specifically for trade businesses and have a wide range of categories. You will have access to a map listing for your business, a short summary of your business and the ability for your clients to vote on your performance. For more information on what they offer, check out their get listed page.
These directories allow you to list your business with a SEO-friendly follow link for free. You are also able to fill in some brief information about your business to help your business rank in these directories.
Things To Remember When Submitting Directory Listings
- Don’t forget to confirm your submission through the confirmation email. Due to the volume that some of these directories receive, they will cancel your article listing within 48 hours if you have not confirmed.
- For directories that allow you to write a biography, make sure that it clearly states what the business does. The goal here is for someone to read your information and choose your listing over your competitors.
- Make sure that your contact number, email and website are correct in the listing. Not only could you miss out on potential leads but some directories may remove your listing completely.
Choose the right category for your business. If you want people to be able to find your business in the directory then make sure that you have placed your listing in the right category, otherwise you simply won’t be exposed.