Best Free Web Directories For Canadian Business

It is very important to have inbound links to your website in order to improve your search engine rankings. Think of inbound links as ‘likes’ on Facebook- the more you have, the more important the search engines think your website is however, there is a caveat.  It used to be you could not get enough inbound links.  Quality links are more important than sheer numbers- those with high PagerRank.  Having a high number of inbound links from meaningless directories can actually have a negative effect on your search engine rankings.

Here is a selection of high PageRank web directories for Canadian websites. Submit your site for free and enjoy quality inbound links:

1. Google– with a PageRank of 7, if you haven’t submitted your site already, here is the sign-up page: http://goo.gl/1icRjO

Use the above link to sign-up for Google Places for Canada and create a Google+Business Page. Don’t forget to submit your sitemap through Google Webmaster tools.

Create Google Plus Business Page - Canada

 

2. Bing – one of the 3 major  search engines, submit your site here:  http://www.bing.com/toolbox/submit-site-url . Bing.ca has a PageRank of 6.  Submitting your site to Yahoo! is also done through Bing so this is an important site submission you don’t want to miss.  Don’t forget to submit your sitemaps through Bing Webmaster Tools too.

Bing- Submit your Canadian website here.

 

3. Yelp Canada – This is a great place to list your site and receive input about your business from customers. Yelp Canada has a PageRank of 7. Sign-up here: https://biz.yelp.ca/ .

Yelp Canada - free listing for Canadian businesses.

 

4. Kijiji Canada– I’ve used Kijiji for years to create a quality inbound link to my website. Posting an ad about your business is free and will expire after a few weeks but you can repost the ad for free. To add your web url (very important) Kijiji charges a small fee- around $5.00 US.  It’s worth it for this quality link. Sign-up and create your first ad here:http://www.kijiji.ca

Kijiji- Create free Canadian ad here

 

5. Industry Canada – a very high traffic website with a PageRank of 7, list your sitehere.

Industry Canada - list your business for free.

 

6. Yellow Pages 360 Business Centre– yes, you can get a free listing without paying for Yellow Page advertising. Yellowpages.ca has a PageRank of 7.  Here’s the sign-up page: http://businesscentre.yp.ca/free-business-listing

YellowPages.ca - 360 Business Centre

 

7. 411.ca – Sign up here for a free listing. 411.ca has a PageRank of 5.

411.ca- Create Business Listing for Free

 

8. Cylex Canada – with a PageRank of 5 this is another good directory. First check to see if your business is already listed here.

Cylex-Canada- Create free Canadian business listing.

 

 

9. Hotfrog.ca – this directory has a PageRank of 4. The sign-up page is here

HotFrog Canada - create a free business listing

 

10. Canadian Trade Index – If you are a manufacturer this is an important location for listing your business. With a PageRank of 6 you can receive a powerful inbound link by adding your business here.

Canadian Trade Index-Directory

 

11. Goldbook.ca – with a PageRank of 7 you can obtain a free business listing here or pay for an upgraded listing. Sign-up.

GoldBook.ca - get a free Canadian business listing

 

 

12. n49.ca – This directory has a PageRank of 4. You can add a free listing here.

n49.ca-Free-Business-Directory- Canada

 

13. Profile Canada – Another good directory that’s free for Canadian businesses – with a PageRank of 6.  Sign-up here.

Profile-Canada- get a free listing here

 

14. CanadaOne – Another great directory with a PageRank of 6. Sign-up here.

CanadaOne- Business directory - free for Canadian businesses

 

 

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