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Top 23 Australian Directories to help your SEO

Posted by Tracey Voyce on 6 February 2017
Top 23 Australian Directories to help your SEO

Having your website listed on other websites to yours is extremely important as Google will look at what they say your website is about, and the quality of the site you are listed on.

To help you out we have compiled a list of quality Australian business directories to submit your website on, so you can go ahead and start building links and citations for yourself.

Citation and link building is not a free-for-all like it once was. As a general rule of thumb, paid listings should bring visitors to your site, not just a boost to your recognition by search engines.

What should you put on these Directories?

Citations should be consistent: your name, address and phone number (NAP) as they appear on your website and Google Places (Google+ Local), should be exactly the same as all other citations across the web. Old listings with outdated phone numbers and addresses will negatively impact on your business.  Then depending on the directory, write a short introduction to your business, that demonstrates what you do.  Place keywords, into your descriptions - but remember to make it still sound good.

To assist you, I highly recommend you keep a spreadsheet of all places you put your citation on, the URL, date, what you have written, login details etc (Here is a base on you can use).  That way in future, if you want to change some emphasis - you can go through this list, vs starting again.
It is also important to note, that quality vs quantity is important.  So don't go wild and add yourself to anywhere.  As a dodgy website, will also negatively impact you.

Top Australian Business Directories 2017

Here is a list of what is considered to be the Top 23 National Australian business directories that will help to improve your search performance.  We have also added (DA) which is a metric of domain authority/trust for each domain completed on MOZ February 2017.  The following list includes free and paid options.

 

Yellow Pages DA 84 http://www.yellowpages.com.au/
White Pages DA 75 http://www.whitepages.com.au/
True Local DA 63 http://www.truelocal.com.au/
Yelp DA 58 http://www.yelp.com.au/
Brownbook DA 57 http://www.brownbook.net/
Street Local DA 57 http://www.street-directory.com.au
Hotfrog DA 57 http://www.hotfrog.com.au/
Flying Solo DA 55 http://www.flyingsolo.com.au/
Local DA 51 http://local.com.au/
dLook DA 51 http://www.dlook.com.au/
Word of Mouth DA 50 http://www.womo.com.au/
Cylex DA 50 https://www.cylex.com.au/
StartLocal  DA 46 http://www.startlocal.com.au/
National Directory DA 45 http://www.nationaldirectory.com.au/
AussieWeb DA 42 http://aussieweb.com.au/
BusinessListings DA 42 http://www.businesslistings.net.au/
Come On Aussie DA 40 http://comeonaussie.com/
Yalwa DA 39 http://www.yalwa.com.au
Bloo DA 35 http://bloo.com.au/
Local Business Guide DA 35 http://www.localbusinessguide.com.au/
LocalStore DA 38 http://www.localstore.com.au/
Wampit DA 32 http://wampit.com.au/
Australian Guide DA 31 http://www.australianguide.net/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your business's target is more local, look to some directories in your own area.  Eg. http://www.melbournebd.com.au/, http://www.manlyaustralia.com.au, http://www.sydneybusiness.org.au, http://www.brisbane-australia.com, http://members.brisbanemarketing.com.au, http://adelaidebusiness.net/

Other top SEO Blogs in the last year:

5 Simple Ways you can boost your SEO ranking today, 
SEO Tips Your Guide to Meta Descriptions,
How Blogs work for everyday businesses.


 

Author: Tracey Voyce
About: With more than 20 years business management experience, Tracey Voyce is the sales and franchising brains behind Bloomtools. Tracey has owned and managed many businesses and spent several years training and motivating coaches at the world’s largest business coaching franchise.
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