Business Directories to list your UK Business on 2022

To improve your websites backlinking/inbound linking score and therefore increase your domain authority you can submit your website to business directories.

Not all business directories are equal so here are the main UK directories that can provide the best quality inbound links to your website.

These directories have a high domain authority themselves. Getting inbound links from a higher authority website than your own website helps raise your own domain authority.

Check your own Domain Authority here

Top Free Business Directories

All the Directories below are Free to register. Before registering please check with each one that you are not already on them. Duplicate entries will affect your Google ranking. Most directories will automatically check first before registering you.

Google My Business (Domain Authority 98)

The number one place to get a listing for your business is Google My Business. Google is the most popular Internet search engine in the world so you must get your business listed here.

The ability to add photos, opening times and reviews are just some of the features available to the discerning business owner. 

Our own GMB profile is below

Google ranks a website not only on authority but on trust and review from its users. Getting 5 star reviews on GMB is an essential tool in raising your profile in the rankings.

You can create a link so that your customers can give you a review on your GMB profile. Here is ours

Also to further improve authority why not post to the Google My Business ‘posts’ feature too. These posts sit along side your profile in the Google search results. It’s a great way to add extra inbound linking.

Click below to submit your business to GMB (Domain Authority 91) offer a comprehensive business listing. As well as featuring in Google searches, your business will appear in all searches and in the mobile app version of Yell.

Check you’re not already listed before listing your business

Listing is easy and you can add a vast number of keywords in the Services/Products section. Also worth doing is adding your social media links and of course your main business website.

Warning, however, get ready for the calls once you have submitted your contact number. Yell will be relentless trying to get you to sign up to paid services. Resist them by saying no and eventually they will stop and you end up with a free listing. 

Click below to submit your business

You can also create a profile using your Google or Facebook account, you can sign up here:

Bing Places for Business (Domain Authority 82)

Microsoft’s answer to GMB and just as important when getting your business noticed online.

If you’ve already set up a property with GMB Bing will now automatically import your property!

Check you’re not already listed before listing your business

The UK Small Business Directory (Domain Authority 79)

The UK Small Business Directory offers an effective human edited directory. To receive the listing, once registered you will need to back link to their website.

Click below to submit your business

Scoot (Domain Authority 76)

Scoot is in the style of Yell and also powers the business directories of The Independent, The Sun, The Mirror , Touch Local and so getting yourself listed here makes sense.

Check you’re not already listed before claiming/listing your business.

Click below to submit your business 

Thompson Local (Domain Authority 77)

No website link unless you pay, but still used by people searching on the web and in the published directory.

Check you’re not already listed before listing your business

FreeIndex (Domain Authority 70)

FreeIndex offers a great place to list your business.  As well as links, the site is crawled regularly by the Googlebots and your listing will appear in Google search results within 24 hours.

By completing more of the profile questions you business ranks more highly within the FreeIndex website.  Customer reviews will propel you to the top.

Check you’re not already listed before listing your business

Click below to submit your business

Business Magnet (Domain Authority 59)

Another fantastic place to get a business listing, with a link to your website. You can pay more for a better listing, but the free one works just fine.

Check you’re not already listed before listing your business

Click below to submit your business


Signing up to the business directories is a long haul task that will reap benefits over time.

By focusing on higher domain authority directories first then working down the list you will ensure your business receives as much online exposer as possible.

Paid Business Directories

Think carefully before buying inbound directory links. Some niche business industries do have paid-for directories, and in some cases this is a legitimate cost to spend some of your budget on.

Look at the reputation of the website and the cost of the link before committing to paying though.  Here are a couple of examples of high domain authority paid business directories…

Best of the Web (domain authority 70)

Fee per year or a lifetime


A good Business Directory particularly suited to High Street Retail, Food & Entertainment but lists all types of business

Foursquare requires a one off payment of $20

To gain instant management access when claiming a listing requires a one-time fee of $20 USD, charged to your credit card. After you finish this step, you will have immediate access to all the Foursquare business tools!

Guide on how to claim your Foursquare listing

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Wrap up Web backlinking service

If you’re super busy Wrap up Web can submit your business to the top free Business Directories on your behalf.

We use a dedicated email address for your business for the purposes of submitting to the directories which can be forwarded to your own email address or not.

To complete this task we ask you to provide the following…

  • Your Business Name
  • Your Business Address
  • Your Logo (.jpg or .png)
  • A short profile of your Business
  • Website address/url
  • A contact number for listings that insist on a number being provided


Please get in touch with us for costs, as these will depend on the number of directories you would like us to submit to.