Why Directories are great to use
Directories that are selective, rejecting spam links and only listing real businesses, are safe and still valuable.
These business owners create these directories and put in a lot of work when building their sites so that they add value to their users.
Contrary to what many may believe, it is not only good to be listed in online directories but also crucial to being found in many directories online and off.
Small businesses often don’t realize the importance of being listed in online databases and directories.
For example, this site in the Philippines may have many mom-and-pop shops that have been around for decades in a small town that could very well not see the point of putting its information in an online database.
But the owners are losing business by not doing so. Even in a small town, it isn’t true that everyone knows about your business, organization, or your field of expertise.
New people move in, travel in and out of the area daily, also people have short memories.
When people travel through a town, they use their mobile phones to search for restaurants, auto parts, mechanics, and other types of businesses. Online databases power mobile search.
If your business is not in the database, potential customers will not find you, causing your business to miss out on sales.
Here are some other reasons why businesses need to be listed in web directories include:
-Listings populate search results, protecting your brand’s reputation from most negative online mentions.
-Visibility and links from these sites are powerful, valuable, and easy to get.
-Not claiming your business listings can allow competitors to take them over and steal your customers.
-The directories are very active in sharing your business information as well as promoting your business on many social media.
It is worth working with local directories – helping local, instead of the big box chains will make a positive impact in your community.
Visit City Search Philippines, promote the site, support the local businesses, encourage business owners to invest, and actually while looking at the business model proposition it would be less than the price of 2 people having lunch at McDonald’s or Jollibee.