The local Northamptonshire Business Directory enables local businesses and organisations to focus on local customers. Customers are most likely to purchase from a local company. Each listing is independently available to customers searching for information on the Internet.
A business becomes more visible to local customers with a business listing, bringing more traffic to a website and bricks-and-mortar premises. This information is for public use.
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A business creates its own Northamptonshire Business Directory listing, complete with photos, special discounts and other vital information. The latest directory listings show in Google and Bing results.
Active business and website address
The listing shows your business website address, others charge for this link, but we don’t. This means every visitor to your listing can go direct to the business website. This is an important part of exposing your business to as many reliable sources as possible. Google loves these links.
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A description of about 300 words describing a business is the most important. This is indexed by all the search engines. An image should be included. Maximum 1200 x 600px wide, to show correctly in the listings. A self-help guide on how to create a web page description is available. Provide enough information for your customers and for search engines to index. Do it once and do it right.
Large and small business benefit
Local businesses are not always small businesses. Large national companies may have a local presence and thereby benefit from local listings with the Northamptonshire Business Directory. Using reviews and recommendations combined with an engaging business listing, customers can quickly decide whether to visit a website or local premises.
Studies show that…
Reputable studies show that up to 80 per cent of shoppers purchase products and services located within 20 miles of their homes whenever possible.
Marketing Sherpa 2012 Marketing Benchmark Report notes that only 35 per cent of business-to-business (B2B) marketers have claimed a local business listing, and a mere 23 per cent optimise directory listings for locally-relevant search terms. Business-to-Customer (B2C) marketers score 43 per cent and 36 per cent for these tactics respectively. Although local searches are proven valuable tactics, only 27 per cent of marketers report using local searches as part of their overall business search engine strategies.
The Northamptonshire Business Directory is for local people and local businesses
The Directory is designed to benefit local companies by targeting likely customers ready to purchase business goods and services. The Directory drives traffic to a website simply because searchers want to find nearby businesses. More qualified sales leads from people in the immediate geographical area. Need convincing? read this important article from a top company
The European Union General Data Protection Regulation regulation applies to every website in the European Union, and any business that makes contact with a European business from anywhere in the world. This means the UK. The UK Data Protection Act 2018 also applies.
We take data security seriously. We only hold the minimum of data for the functioning of this website and the free listing. Requests for a copy of the data held and also deletion of this data are honoured. This will automatically mean the deletion of the listing.
Search Engines love the free local Northamptonshire Business Directory
Major search engines like Google find new sites through links, and local directories like the Northamptonshire Business Directory provide these important links. Visibility to search engines increases along with search engine page rank. Competition for customers on the street and on the Internet is intense.
Making the most of online marketing initiatives and options through local listings like the Northamptonshire Business Director is a vital link in a company’s success. A Short Guide to maximising the potential of a Business Website
Here are some simple instructions to create a free listing. The Directory team is happy to provide help and support.
1. Click on the button “Register” on the menu bar.
2. Select options, click “Next step”
2. Add the requested information for your business.
3. Click save. That’s it. Every application must be manually approved before being accepted, An email confirmation will be sent and then the listing can be completed. More information in the questions and answers section
The Directory is continually updated and is frequently indexed by major search engines. Providing quality links from a target Directory. No website? sorry, we cannot help you.