Its really important when designing your website to market it correctly. I’ve met loads of people over the years who think that as soon as a website goes live they will receive an influx of leads and sales.
Sorry but it doesn’t work like that, imagine a website to a batch of 500 leaflets that you’ve just had printed. These leaflets are put by the front door to give out, but over the months you’ve forgotten all about them. They aren’t going to get you any business if you don’t give them out.
This is where you need to put some hard work into your website and get the word out, we all know that Social Networks is one of the ays of doing this, but these are in the eye of the customer for a maximum of 30 seconds before it disappears below the “which celebrity does your mum’s best friend look like” or holiday snaps.
This is where free local business directories come in, a permanent link to your website showcasing your brand, the services you offer and where your website is.
Now a bit of a tip here, if you are a wedding photographer and you want to focus on weddings. Don’t just direct them to your main website. If you add your website to something like Derby Weddings, then make sure you deep link to your wedding page such as Merv Spencer Wedding Photography – You’ll see what I mean when you click on the link.
Enough of my waffling, here is my choice of the top 9 free local business listing sites in the UK for 2019:
- Business Directory UK
- UK Weblist
- UK Locate
- UK Local Search
- Apple Maps
- My Local Services
I’m not going to include the links on this page, as I don’t want to be seen as a linkbait site. But I have listed these sites with hyperlinks on my Medium Blog here: