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February 14, 2017

Top 10 Directories To Submit Your Business to in 2017

Published: 14 February 2017 

It’s already been two years since we last wrote about which directories to submit your business to.

Now that it’s 2017, we thought it was time we can update that list. Using these local Australian business directories, you’ll be able to gain many benefits to your business.

Here are the top 10 directories to submit your business to in 2017:


DizyLocal Australia

DizyLocal started in 2013, and has since built up to be one of the biggest local search providers in Australia. All for free, you can register, rate and review businesses, post and contact business owners. There’s also a ‘search with suggestion’, that helps users easily find the right category or business. You can even get directions if you want to visit the business.


PureLocal is an easy to use directory which gives customers a simple way to find relevant businesses, products and services. It lists all business types who provide goods and/or services to the Australian consumer. You'll find over 100,000 Australian businesses listed on PureLocal. There are many categories to select from, including Marketing, Popular, Entertainment, Accommodation, and Music. You can even filter by type.

Word of Mouth

Word of Mouth is a user-generated directory that allows people to share experiences they’ve had with businesses, whether that be good or bad. Considering how powerful recommendations are - Word of Mouth is sure to sway your opinion.

Flying Solo is all about the soloism movement - the people who are flying solo and creating a business with life, who have turned their backs on a traditional career. They are strongly represented across industries such as tourism, retail, marketing, finance, hospitality, technology, food, beauty, fashion, engineering, building, public relations and media.


This is a business directory with the aim to connect companies and customers. Cylex includes free basic entries, or businesses can take advantage of the Premium Entry feature, which allows businesses to promote their business to gain more customers.


dLook not only allows you to search for businesses, but also includes a marketplace, where you can post deals and coupons, as well as a review section.


AussieWeb was established in 1996, and is a completely free directory, with no costs involved. It includes featured categories such as water wise and sun smart, plants, land and animals, and property and business services, to name a few. This is the easy and accurate way to find and list businesses.

Start Local

Start Local boast that by adding your business, you can get a share of two million new potential customers every month. It is now one of Australia’s fastest growing online business directories and local search engines.

Hotfrog Australia

Starting in 2005, Hotfrog has expanded into 38 countries, and helps 120 million businesses reach new customers. Small businesses can use Hotfrog to communicate what they do differently. Hotfrog even includes a reporting tool, so you can understand what keywords are most successful, and get the best ranking possible.

True Local

True Local has been around since 2006. It lists its search results by relevance and location, to help users easily find what they’re searching for. It’s also mobile friendly, so you can use it while you’re on the go.


There are a few things that are important to remember when submitting to a directory.

  • Confirm your submission: once you have filled out an online form, you will generally receive an email asking you to confirm your submission. Your posting may be cancelled if your submission is not confirmed, so remember to keep an eye out for that email.
  • Biography: if available, make sure to include a biography that makes it clear what your business actually does. You want to make sure your company stands out over the competition.
  • Local SEO: to improve your search result rankings, you’re going to want to make sure you include details such as your full business name, physical address, phone number, email address, correct website address and if possible, your store’s opening hours. This will not only improve your local SEO, but ensure your ad remains in the directories.


Ben Maden

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