Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013
AddMe’s new local business directory offers a valued service to extend business reach. Targeted toward small businesses, who may not have the brand recognition of larger firms, the directory can boost business name recognition and increase a business’s SERP ranking.
Web directories publish your business name, general information and a short blurb about your services. As search engines index web pages, they gather the directory listing about your business and count the directory link as an inbound link to your website. Over time, as you gain more relevant links, this can help to improve your rankings in the search engines for keywords in your niche. This translates directly to more eyes on your webpage and an increased return on your investment. For small business owners, directories can be a particularly useful and low-cost SEO tool. Small business owners may not have the marketing budget of a large firm, or the time and energy to devote to an extensive marketing campaign. Submitting the website to a directory is not time consuming and pays forward year-round.
The directory accepts business listings for a wide range of industries, including: art, automotive, education, finance, home improvement, Internet services, shopping, sports, travel and many more.
Because AddMe’s local business directory caters to businesses and companies of all sizes, they have leveled the playing field for even small business owners who may not have the budget of a big company. Included in each listing are business location, telephone and website, an SEO-optimized business description and images.
All local business directory submissions are reviewed by a human editor to ensure that all listings meet AddMe’s level of quality. According to their guidelines, they do not accept listings that are illegal or adult content oriented. Also, they do not accept sites that consist of mostly advertising or websites that are under construction. Once your website is included in the directory, you can modify your listing at any time. AddMe offers two listing options: Basic and Featured. The Featured option offers the most exposure, as these types of listings appear above all the Basic.
A recognized leader in search engine submission and optimization, AddMe offers Internet marketing resources and SEO tools. For the past 15 years, AddMe has published an SEO newsletter, which now boasts over 600,000 subscribers. Its services include the free search engine submission form, webmaster resources including content creation, web design templates, webpage builders and additional tools. AddMe also offers comprehensive free tools for search engine optimization, including detailed explanations geared at novices and rich information for industry experts, as well as personalized SEO services. AddMe targets small and medium businesses, with information for business owners and webmasters alike. Australian search firm Trellian acquired AddMe in 2007 and has continued to grow the AddMe brand and its services, most recently through the small business directory.