Local citations are important for a local business and it’s important you knock out the major one’s like Google, Facebook, etc. But if you can find high quality directories that focus on local, it can give your business an even bigger boost. This post will focus on just that for the Gainesville area and give you our top 3 Gainesville business directories you should have your business in.
This list doesn’t include the national business citations such as Google, Facebook, Yelp, Yellow Pages, etc. We are 100% focused on business directories that sole purpose are to promote only Gainesville businesses.
Houchens Consulting (GNV SEO)
Okay, so we might be a little biased here but we launched our own free Gainesville business directory because it made a ton of sense as a provider of SEO services to have one more built in tool for local businesses and our clients.
It’s very easy to submit your business to the directory and did we mention, it’s free?
We provide all the formatting that you would look for in a business directory and have a very highly authoritative domain with the links we’ve earned over the years.
Bonus: If you’re a client, your listing is featured which means it will show up in our sidebar on our blog posts as well as stand out within a category as the business directory fills up.
Gainesville Chamber of Commerce
This seems like an obvious one but it does come with a cost of a few hundred bucks. The Gainesville Chamber site is a great directory but the perks you get along with the listing are just icing on the cake.
On top of getting your business listed in a highly authoritative directory, you have access to lunch and learns, member events and so much more. If you’re looking to take your business to the next level, set up your membership today and let them know Houchens Consulting sent you! (I don’t receive any compensation for it)
Bonus: I might even get to run into you at a local event and we can chat more about your online goals and needs for your business. Never a charge to chat at a chamber event 🙂
Gainesville City Moms Blog
The Gainesville City Moms Blog is fantastic overall but it’s even sweeter because they have a free directory which is precisely what we’re looking at for the purpose of this post.
Houchens Consulting is listed in the directory as well as dozens of other local businesses. You don’t have to have a business dedicated to Moms to be allowed to list here.
Only 3 Gainesville Business Directories?
Nope. There are a bunch of others. Some don’t manage their directory or keep it up to date and some don’t provide options to submit a listing and we’re not trying to make you jump through hoops to figure out how to list your business. If you have any that you think I forgot, please drop a note in the comments and I’ll be happy to review and update this list as needed.
Some others to think about would be Alignable which is a national site but has very focused areas within the site. You’ll find us on there too 😉