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The State of the Top 50 UK Business Directories

Posted on Wednesday 14 August 2017 in Local SEO

Over the last two years Google has been killing off link and web directories and it doesnt look like local business directories are having a good time either. Below are list of top 50 online UK business directories ordered by search traffic. Its amazing that some of these sites are still in business.


Yelp Search Traffic


Yell Search Traffic


Qype Search Traffic


Foursquare Search Traffic

Local Store

Local Store Search Traffic


4NI Search Traffic


Britinfo.net Search Traffic

Thomson Local

Thomson Local Search Traffic



The Argus Trade Directory

The Argus Trade Directory Search Traffic

Here Maps by Nokia

Here Maps by Nokia Search Traffic


Opendi Search Traffic

Free Index

Free Index Search Traffic


Cylex Search Traffic

Mister What

MisterWhat Search Traffic


Yalw Search Traffic

UK Directory

UK Directory Search Traffic


Applegate Search Traffic


Lacartes Search Traffic

Local Business Listings UK

Local Business Listings UK Search Traffic

UK Places

Ukplaces.com Search Traffic


Finder Search Traffic


Hotfrog Search Traffic

The local Data Search

The local Data Search Search Traffic

Colour Pages

Colourpages.com Search Traffic

My Local Services

My Local Services Search Traffic


Scoot Search Traffic

Business Directory UK

Business Directory UK Search Traffic

Approved Business

Approved Business Search Traffic

Wheres Best

Wheres Best Search Traffic

Local People

Local People Search Traffic

Touch Local

Touch LocalSearch Traffic

Business Magnet

Business Magnet Search Traffic

Business Network

Business Network Search Traffic

Business It Online

businessitonline Search Traffic


Tuggo Search Traffic

1st Directory

1st Directory Search Traffic

Fyple UK

Fyple UK Search Traffic

United Kingdom Local Search

United Kingdom Local Search Search Traffic


ListZ Search Traffic


Go MY Search Traffic

City Local

CityLocal Search Traffic

U Find Us

Ufindus Search Traffic

The Trade Finder

The Trade Finder Search Traffic

Buzz Tout

Buzz Tout Search Traffic

Kelly Search

Kelly Search Search Traffic

Places Locally

Places Locally Search Traffic


Biz Buzz Search Traffic


Searchme4 Search Traffic

Business Line

Business Line Search Traffic

Who would start a local business directory?

Overall, its not a good time to be running a local business directory especially if youre relying on free search traffic. Heres a list of 90+ UK directories.

By Sarah Sawyer

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  • http://uklistingz.co.uk/ Matt Bomer

    thanks for sharing great list of web directories. local business directories still help a lot a lot in local search engine optimization. Please add http://uklistingz.co.uk in this list. Thanks

  • http://www.thebusinessindex.com/ TimB

    Hi Gareth, I am not sure I completely agree with your overall conclusions (re:stats in last few years) I believe small business owners should ignore links and instead concentrate on registering with a directory that offers good referral rates and high click through rates. Try the http://www.thebusinessindex.com business directory (which provides a free full-page, detailed company webpage to attract more qualified leads). A top ranking website in itself, the Manually reviewed moderation process ensures member input errors are reduced and spam submissions are blocked and eliminated (thus ensuring your submission is not associated with dodgy sites. There is a focus on quality detailed submissions (through a bold and showcase responsive layout) which helps to boost member referral rates. Quite simply, browsers are more likely to become buyers

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  • Krasimir Krastev

    This post is very useful but some of the directories doesnt exsit any more. Here are they:
    3.Local Leople
    4.Bsuiness it Online
    5.Kelly Search

    Can you please include our website: http://toppages.co.uk to the list?

  • Dan

    Thanks for the list will try to use it for my wedding photography site; http://www.dj-photography.net

  • Amit

    Excellent local business listing websites. it is very useful for my business promotion.

    Some more site:


  • http://www.advert-book.blogspot.com Adam Lee

    This page has got some useful links of web directories, here is another one that I found very useful http://www.advert-book.blogspot.com they advertise your business for free through social media/networking is really easy, they have links to all of the cities in the UK.

  • Richard
  • http://www.indiciumassessment.co.uk/ Indicium

    nice list i really love this list ..!!!!!!!!!

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