A large number of people are now using search engines like Google and Bing to find a local business in their area. The following is a list of the top 10 places to list your business online.

1. Google My Business

Google My Business (GMB) provides your business with a free business listing on Google that appears in local-based searches and can feature your hours of operation, customer reviews and more. GMB will display your business’s location on Google Maps.

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2. Bing Places for Business

Bing Places for Business is similar to GMB, offering a free business listing for your business that features important information, photos, videos, and more.

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3. Yahoo Local Listings

Yahoo Local Listings is the third best place to list your business for free. Yahoo Local Listings are displayed for millions of searches a day. A basic listing is free, but you have to pay a $10/month extra fee for your listing to have photos and a company description.

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4. Foursquare

Foursquare is both a business directory and a social networking site. Foursquare currently has more than 60 million registered users and 50 million active users each month.

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5. Yelp

Yelp averages more than 178 million unique visitors each month. Visitors read the Yelp reviews to find the best businesses to use in their area.

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6. Yellow Pages

The Yellow Pages site is one of the top local search engines online generating millions of searches each day.

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7. Angie’s List

Angie’s List has over 5 million members who use the site to find the best businesses to use in their area.

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8. Local.com

A free directory offering information on local businesses, special events, and promotions for a specific city/area.

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9. Merchant Circle

MerchantCircle is a free directory that focuses on businesses connecting with local customers and other businesses in their areas.

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10. Hot Frog

Hotfrog is a free online business directory that has over 1.6 million active users per month.

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