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

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

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    2. Yelp UK

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

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

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    4. All In London

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

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    5. Cylex UK

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

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    6. TheBestOfUK

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

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    7. FreeIndex

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

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    8. Scoot

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

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    9. Europages

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

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    10. Thomson Local

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

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    11. Hotfrog UK

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

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    12. TouchLocal

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

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    13. MisterWhat

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

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    14. LocalLife

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

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    15. Cityvisitor

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

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    16. BusinessMagnet

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

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    17. Opening-Times

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

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    18. UK Small Busines Directory

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

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    19. Approved Business

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

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    20. BizWiki

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

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Quentin Aisbett

Quentin is the founder of Pocket Insights and search marketing agency Searcht. Searcht (formerly OnQ) was named by business insights firm The Manifest as one of the Top 15 digital agencies in Australia, while named them in their Top 50 Local SEO agencies.

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