You’ll come across business directory or submission services offering 50, 100 or even 250 Australian business directory websites. The best they will do is waste your time or worse, damage your Google ranking. Here’s why.
- They are often scraped from old outdated lists
- They contain directories requiring payment, or a reciprocal link
- They haven’t actually been tested so many directories have broken forms or are abandoned
- The websites have no traffic or value, some are even de-indexed by Google
First published in 2014, our best directory list is now updated for 2018. We started with a big net, searching for the top 100 results in Google for approximately 20 industry terms. This gave us almost 300 directories. After weeding out all the Australian business directories that failed the tests above we took one more step to ensure the remaining websites had real traffic value.
Back in 2014 we used “Alexa Ranking” which was the best measure of local Australian website traffic. Fast forward to 2018 and there’s much better data available. SEO tools, in particular ahrefs.com allows us to estimate the actual volume of search traffic for a website. In fact it also calculates the equivalent cost if you purchased the traffic through paid ads (Adwords), which is a basis of our ROI calculations for Local SEO packages.
The Top 25 Australian Business Directories (2018 Update)
Here is our list of the best Australian directories for 2018 ranked by Google search traffic. All have been tested to ensure submissions are approved.
With this blog post outranking most Australian directories for related keywords (no doubt you found this post Googling “Australian business directories” or something similar) we threw our hat into the ring. After launching our own Australian business directory Search Frog in 2018, it’s quickly grown into a community of over 8,000 local businesses. Search Frog features integrated Google review ratings, manually reviewed spam free listings and a whopping 230+ article blog attracting customers early in the buying cycle.
Website and phone number clicks are tracking in the dashboard for easy reference. Search Frog ad campaigns get your business listing featured at the top of your category and start from just $1 a day with no contracts or subscriptions.
Readmore: Best Australian Business Directories For Local Search Rankings