There are not many Business directories in South Africa to choose from as compared to international business directories, but that does not mean there are no best directories to list your business in South Africa. Compared to international directories, the best thing about South African business directories is that they are not tainted like their international counterparts. Most general and free business directories internationally have a reputation for being part of link networks and that is why Google has punished a lot of them by reducing their page rank.
But the majority of South African business directories I have discovered online over the years are very clean and you get some value by listing your business in them. Just like the international directories, even South African directories differ in their page rank and traffic rank and as a business owner you would want to list your business in a directory that has a reasonable traffic coming to it. Page rank also plays a vital role, especially for those who are just looking for a do follow backlink to your website.
Below are some of the best business directories in South Africa that I discovered online:
This is more than just a business directory because it offers a platform where business owners, clients and consumers can interact. The good thing about this business directory is that it allows business owners to list several things on their profile including products/services, company photos, coupons and many more. Even though their links have a no-follow attributes, it is still a great business directory to showcase your work and get targeted traffic in return and it also has premium paid membership.
Easy Info is an ideal business directory to be listed in because Google Maps uses this directory for local maps listings. And it also has a reasonable traffic coming to it and a very good page rank of 6. See the screenshot below and take your eyes to the bottom of the image and you will see that this business directory has Google stamp of approval.
Just like Online Business List directory, Hotfrog also enables business owners to list several details about their business services, from business photos, latest news and many more. Since it has a very good traffic rank, this business directory will also help drive some traffic to your website.
Cylex is one of the best user friendly business directories you will ever find in South Africa. And it has the best traffic rank of all the business directories South Africa has to offer. List your business in this directory and the chances of your website traffic increasing will be multiplied.
Ananzi is the pride of South African business directories because it is one of the first business directories in South Africa, if not the first. It does not offer extra services like Hotfrog or Online Business List, but is still a very good directory to list your website in.
The business directories listed above are just the ones I feel have a good reputation in South Africa and if you have some good directories that you believe are better, tell me about them them in the comments below.
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