Top 20 UK Business Directories (They’re All Free)

Your presence in the top online business directories will help you to attract new customers, both directly and indirectly as an influential SEO ranking factor. Here’s our list of the best business directories in the UK, plus links to submit your business asap.

Have you read or been told you need to list your UK business in directories? It likely would have been in reference to improving your Domain Authority.

Yes, there are a number of benefits to listing your business in online directories, particularly if you choose to list your business in the right directories.

So how do you know which ones?

Ask yourself the following questions before creating your shortlist:

    • Is the directory specific to your area or industry?
    • Does it look like it has real traffic, for example do you expect to get people visiting your website from the directory?
    • Does it have a high Domain Authority?

    Of course, this process can be time-consuming, that’s why we’re committing to regularly curating the list of the Top 20 UK-based business directories by Domain Authority. To arm you with even more info, we’ve made a note of their estimated monthly traffic using SEMRush including the percentage of that traffic that originates in the UK.

    Are listings on business directories still important?

    How much effort or time should you invest in listing your business on the top business directories?

    Whitespark announced the results of its Local Search Ranking Factors survey 2020 recently and the findings suggest the influence of such citations are not as important as they once were. They have slipped to the equal-sixth factor, while Google My Business and online reviews were considered first and second.

    The 20 Best (FREE) UK Business Directories

    Based on Moz’s Domain Authority metric, below is the list of the Top UK Online Directories.

    Last updated: October 7th 2020

    1. Yell

    www.yell.com

    Domain Authority: 75
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 3.4mill (92% UK)

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    2. Yelp UK

    yelp.co.uk

    Domain Authority: 75
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 1.7mill (85% UK)

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    3. 192.com

    www.192.com

    Domain Authority: 66
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 2.9mill (81% UK)

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    4. All In London

    allinlondon.co.uk

    Domain Authority: 62
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 335,200 (95%)

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    5. Cylex UK

    cylex-uk.co.uk

    Domain Authority: 61
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 1.5mill (90%)

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    6. TheBestOfUK

    thebestof.co.uk

    Domain Authority: 57
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 85,000 (97% UK)

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    7. FreeIndex

    freeindex.co.uk

    Domain Authority: 56
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 153,300 (91%)

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    8. Scoot

    scoot.co.uk

    Domain Authority: 54
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 76,800 (93% UK)

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    9. Europages

    www.europages.co.uk

    Domain Authority: 54
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 516,200 (18% UK)

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    10. Thomson Local

    www.thomsonlocal.com

    Domain Authority: 50
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 347,900 (97% UK)

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    11. Hotfrog UK

    hotfrog.co.uk

    Domain Authority: 48
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 24,200 (48% UK)

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    12. TouchLocal

    touchlocal.com

    Domain Authority: 47
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 49,800 (94% UK)

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    13. MisterWhat

    misterwhat.co.uk

    Domain Authority: 42
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 87,900 (90% UK)

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    14. LocalLife

    locallife.co.uk

    Domain Authority: 40
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 19,000 (54% UK)

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    15. Cityvisitor

    www.cityvisitor.co.uk

    Domain Authority: 40
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 11,500 (67% UK)

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    16. BusinessMagnet

    businessmagnet.co.uk

    Domain Authority: 39
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 14,500 (90% UK)

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    17. Opening-Times

    opening-times.co.uk

    Domain Authority: 38
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 95.9k (99% UK)

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    18. UK Small Busines Directory

    uksmallbusinessdirectory.co.uk

    Domain Authority: 36
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 54,600 (89% UK)

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    19. Approved Business

    approvedbusiness.co.uk

    Domain Authority: 34
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 17,000 (75% UK)

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    20. BizWiki

    bizwiki.co.uk

    Domain Authority: 34
    Est. Monthly Traffic: 7,000 (92%)

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Quentin Aisbett

Quentin is the founder of Pocket Insights and digital agency OnQ Marketing. OnQ has been named by business insights firm The Manifest as one of the Top 15 digital agencies in Australia, while Clutch.co named them in their Top 50 Local SEO agencies.

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