What is an Online Local Directory?
An online local directory is a website that lists businesses, usually within categories. These directories allow business owners to list their business, get their name in front of the customers, and give prospective customers the information they need to contact the business. It also narrows the World Wide Web down to local communities and places, making local businesses more accessible to the customers searching for them.
The details provided in an online listing will vary from business to business and from directory to directory. Typical information includes:
- The business name
- Telephone numbers
- Product or service sold
- Number of employees
- The area the business services
- Professional associations the business belongs to
- Reviews, comments, and feedback (on some sites)