It seems that everyone is constantly on the prowl for local businesses. If you didn’t know, Google realises that everyone wants to search for these businesses, so the search algorithm awards a higher ranking to business that can show Google that they are both relevant and local as well.
When Google changed up their new algorithm, this feature was changed up significantly because before, if you search for a place to eat, the results would have been very similar Singapore-wide. But now, thanks to the algorithm, the results vary depending on where you are exactly in Singapore. You will see different results when you’re in Woodlands compared to when you’re in Sentosa.
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Long story short, there are many ways you can try to drive more targeted visitors to your website. Local SEO is one of them and that is what we’re trying to offer here today in this article. All the other SEO methods are important and valuable as well, but the biggest local search boost comes from the local Singaporean business directory listing!
In this case, the Singaporean business directories are not just for driving search traffic for you but rather they can also provide referral traffic from people that are just merely clicking from your listing.
Before you jump off the bandwagon and start finding Singaporean directories and submitting your business, we feel that you should get a couple of things done and in order before you do so.
If you do a normal Google search for Singaporean business directories, you will come across so many of them. You might think you’ve hit the jackpot, but be careful because despite having a lot of businesses that are listed on the directory, they might be a waste of time. Or maybe worse – using them might damage your Google ranking. Why?
Here’s why :
- They are more than likely to have been taken from old and outdated lists.
- Some of these directories might require a payment.
- Most of the links might have not even been tested, hence, leading to most of them being broken and unusable.
- Some of these websites are just rubbish with almost no backlink value.
The team here at ThunderQuote have tried their best to check through these links to make sure they are in perfect working condition for you to start listing your business in hopes of elevating your local SEO score.
Website URL : http://www.yelu.sg/
#2 ThunderQuote Business Profiles Singapore
Website URL : https://profiles.thunderquote.com/
Website URL : http://sg.kompass.com/
#4 ST Directory
Website URL : http://directory.stclassifieds.sg/
#5 Singapore Business Directory
Website URL : http://www.singapore-business-directory.com/
Website URL : http://www.eguide.com.sg/
#7 The Green Book
Website URL : http://www.thegreenbook.com/
#8 In Sing
Website URL : http://search.insing.com/
#9 Singapore Biz Dir
Website URL : http://singaporebizdir.com/
#10 Enter Singapore
Website URL : http://www.entersingapore.info/
#11 Anglo Info
Website URL : https://www.angloinfo.com/singapore
#12 Hot Frog
Website URL : http://www.hotfrog.sg/
#13 Singapore SME
Website URL : http://www.singapore-sme.com/
#14 GreenPage SG
Website URL : http://greenpage.sg/
#15 Singapore Advice
Website URL : http://www.singaporeadvice.com/
#16 SME Tool Kit
Website URL : http://www.smetoolkit.org/smetoolkit/en
Website URL : http://www.tuugo.sg/
#18 Just Click
Website URL : http://www.justclick.com.sg/
Website URL : https://www.yelp.com.sg/singapore?home=1
#20 Directory SG
Website URL : https://directory-sg.com/
#20 Grow Business
Website URL : http://growbusiness.sg/
Business Listing Information
Since we’ve given you the best 20 business directories you can find in Singapore, it’s time for you to start preparing your business listing information.
The submissions may involve entering the same information repeatedly so it’s best to gather all the information below in a Google Sheet first so that you have it at the ready. Just copy and paste the information in all of the business directories right after.
- 2-3 Business listing titles
- A Submission email address
- Business Contact email address
- Business Phone Number
- All Social Media Links
- Business Description (2-3 unique ones) – 200 to 300 words
- Square Logo Image (300px)
- Business Related Images
The next thing to do is to visit all these websites and start adding you business listings. After a while, Google will read all these entries and will trust that your business is legit and you will slowly, but surely rank hire in the Google Search engines and will attract better SEO.
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