As I explained in our guides on How To Get On The Google Map and SEO Strategy For Lawyers, registering in directories has strong benefits for your company.

  • They give Google trust in your company which will increase your chances of climbing the Google rankings.
  • They can also serve as a way of directly gaining more clients.

Setting up social media sites in addition to registering for these citation sources will also help you achieve these benefits.

We have published a list below of some of the best national directories that you can register in for FREE. Please note there are many regional directories that you register in as well.

There are many other national directories out there, but we have just selected some of the key ones that you can register in which can be used as part of an SEO strategy that will help increase your ranking on Google.

The first list contains directories for all businesses. Below that are

When submitting your details it is crucial that they remain consistent across all directories. Any minor alterations in the publishing of your company name, address, or phone number can hinder your Google ranking.

National Business Directories

1) Google+ https://plus.google.com
The Most important citation to have. Set up your Google+ and gain authority with Google.

2) Yell – www.yell.co.uk
Established and trusted by Google. Increases your authority and can also help increase traffic to your site.

3) Foursquare – https://foursquare.com
Popular website and app that people use on their smart phone.

4) Scootwww.scoot.co.uk
Register for Scoot and they will automatically add you to other networks including ask.com, The Independent and The Sun.

5) Free Index – www.freeindex.co.uk
This site has grown enormously in the last couple of years with over 500,000 listed UK businesses. You can also add reviews from your clients.

6) Thompson Local – www.thompsonlocal.com
A well known respected website that also has a printed version.

7) Yelp – www.yelp.co.uk
One of the biggest directory and review sites.

8) Yahoo Localuk.search.yahoo.com/local
Yahoo’s local directory. Connected to Yahoo maps.

9)  192 – www.192.com
Companies get automatically listed but we recommend you claim your profile and edit information to include your telephone number and to make sure it corresponds to other directories.

10) 118 118 – www.118.com 
The business directory of the popular 118 118 phone number.

11) BT Tradespadewww.bttradespace.com
British Telecom’s website for business networking.

12) UK Local Search – www.uk-local-search.co.uk
Free Local business directory

13) UK Small Business Directory www.uksmallbusinessdirectory.co.uk
Over 200,000 registered businesses. A free business directory.

14) Cyclex UK www.cylex-uk.co.uk
A relatively new business directory but one that has already established a huge database and a very strong trust with Google.

15) Manta – www.manta.com
An international directory that lists over 1 million UK businesses.

16) Opendi – www.opendi.co.uk
Orginially a German but has branched out to the UK. Has a high authority with Google.

17) Touch Local – www.touchlocal.com
Free UK business directory.

18) Bing Placeswww.bingplaces.com
Bing imports data from other directories such as Yelp, but it’s worth making sure that the information is there and is correct.

19) HotFrogwww.hotfrog.co.uk
Operates in 38 countries and has over 1 million consumers visiting their site every month.

20) Local Molewww.localmole.co.uk
Features approximately 2 million businesses and advertises the directory in 150 local newspapers to drive traffic to the site.

21) Local Data Search – www.localdatasearch.com
Local business listings.

22) Biz Wiki – www.bizwiki.co.uk
Business directory for UK businesses.

23) Brown Bookwww.brownbook.net
Global business directory. Has featured in the Telegraph.

24) Searchme4 – www.searchme4.co.uk
A business to business (B2B) directory. Has OK authority with Google.

25) Lacartes – www.lacartes.com
Local business directory. Started in London but is growing.

26) Business Magnetwww.businessmagnet.co.uk
A B2B directory. Has OK authority with Google.

27)  Yalwa www.yalwa.co.uk
Business directory, includes Locanta in its network.

28) My Sheriff www.mysheriff.co.uk
Free advertising for UK businesses.

29) B99 – www.b99.co.uk
Business directory with over 2 millions businesses listed.

30) Bizifywww.bizify.co.uk
Free business directory.

Citation sources or Legal Firms

Here are a selection of directories created specifically for legal firms.

We have listed free national citation sources, however, there are many other websites that offer regional citations and paid citations.

1) The Law Society
– http://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk
Large trusted database with over 150,000 legal professionals.

2) Law and Order UKwww.lawandorderuk.info
Free UK directory for solicitors.

3) Justice Directory – www.justicedirectory.co.uk
Free UK directory for solicitors.

4) Solicitor’s Guru – http://solicitors.guru
Free UK directory for solicitors.

5) HGwww.hg.org
Mainly for firms based in America, but has a high authority with Google.

6) The Good Lawyer Guidewww.goodlawyerguide.co.uk
On this website you can add profiles for the lawyers in your company. You can also upload information about your firm.

7) Lawyers Firmswww.lawyersfirms.co.uk
Over 16,000 lawyers and solicitors throughout the UK.

8) Local Solicitorswww.localsolicitors.com
Free UK directory for solicitors.

9) Legal Menuwww.legalmenu.com
Worldwide listings for legal services.

10) Path Legalwww.uk.pathlegal.com
Worldwide listings for legal services.

For Accountants

Here are some of the directories created specifically for accountants.

Many financial directories require either a monthly or one-off payment but we have just listed some of the free ones.

1) Local Accountants UK –  www.local-accountants-uk.co.uk
UK directory offering free listings for accountants.

2) Financial Website Directory – http://financial.website-directory-uk.com
Free directory for financial companies.

3) Accountant Firms – www.accountantfirms.co.uk
Over 15,000 accountants throughout the UK.

4) Accountant Info – www.accountant-info.co.uk
Free listings for UK accountants.

5) All Finance Directory – www.allfinancedirectory.com
Free worldwide listings for financial companies

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