How many free and high quality UK business directories do you know?

Those websites that are ranked on Google’s top 10 are quality directories. I am not counting advertised ones. These websites have battled their way to the top and are indeed worth to go for. We all know how hard it is to get up the list especially for directories considering there are loads of them nowadays!
Getting listed in a quality business directory will give you more leads to your business and high page rank backlinks from these trusted directories might increase your own websites rankings in results from search engines as well.
Every business owner knows how important is to have as many potential clients as possible. Business directories are one of the best to expand your exposure and increase your leads.

Top 10 Business Directories: (as of 2015)

    1. Business Directory UK

      This is the #1 listed business directory at the moment.As a top quality directory, a yearly fee of £25 for standard listing and £60 for featured listing is definitely a bargain. They also allow you to be listed for FREE however, you need to wait for at least 6 months but if you have budget for marketing consider getting listed here as they offer great exposure.

      The owner of this website have few more high ranking business directories up his sleeve. They are niche targeted “web design“, “home improvement” and “business to business” directories.

      Business directory UK is PAGE RANK 5 and it’s been out there for 15 years.


      Best thing about this 2nd runner up? It’s FREE as it says on the tin. After registering you will have to complete your listing just like any other directories but Free Index have this system of ranking business profiles according to the completeness of information provided that includes your name, number, address, description, photos, business opening hours, special offers and many more.

      They have nice features that are worth looking into like free 100 Credits to advertise your banner on their home page and all you have to do is click on link to claim free 100 Credits. They also have forum where you can find similar businesses and ask their advice or opinions or just simply chat away.

      There is also an option to go for premium for £7.95 monthly which gives you more leads and many more features that will make you stand out in their listing. Freeindex also claims that no other business directories in United Kingdom offer free sales leads.

      Their business leads quotes worth £3.6 million every month.Freeindex is PAGE RANK 5


      The 3rd ranking business directory also allows you to list your business there relatively for FREE. Standard listing will cost you £9.99 annually which offers business profile page, you can manage your own listing, have private messaging and customer can recommend your service which you cannot get from free listing.

      For £20 a year, you can easily upgrade to their Premium listing and get a backlink from them as well as advert free profile and other priority features for your listing.The only thing you have to do for them is copy their code and paste it somewhere in your website. You help them, and they will help you.Whole registration process took us less than a minute.

      Business Spread is PAGE RANK 2 and is only 5 years old so still a young compared to other business directories but obviously is keeping up very good.

    4. b2b index

      This is a very straightforward directory. Just locate add site button, click on it, and it will take you to the registration page. You will be asked to fill in a short form and paste their code in your website and everything is done.

      Make sure you provide url where you have pasted their websites code in the registration field to complete the process and get your FREE listing. You can ask them for a quote for the prices for special listings.

      B2B Index has PAGE RANK 4 and is running for 10 years now.

    5. Yell

      yell-business-directoryWho is not familiar with Yellow Pages? This business directory has been out there since 1996. Yell is pioneer of business directories. You can advertise your business for FREE and get huge exposure globally.

      Potential customers will be able to find your business and can even leave a review about your business.

      Yell offers Business Accounts which interestingly offers website services as well. You can contact them for a no obligation quote.

      Yell has a powerful PAGE RANK 7 and is of course the oldest being established for 20 years.


    6. UK Small Business Directory

      They are one of the veterans in business directories and were established 2002. They offer FREE quality backlink to your website in exchange of a link back to them. Silver Listing costs £30 per annum and you get to be listed above free listings, include your social media and websites to your profile.

      Gold Listing is £50 a year where you can display images and acquire deep links to your website.Website’s owner, Terry, has created system wherein you have to send him an email in order to receive link to submit your site, which was implemented to stop spammers. He is quick to reply and will give you what you need straightaway.

      Decent PAGE RANK 4 and is 13 years of age.

    7. The Business Index

      With The Business Index, you have to submit long list of personal and business details. You can also add your business profile by adding photos, description and your website link. They also require linking back to them to get listed for FREE.For £20 a year, you can upgrade to Premium Listing that gives you high directory position, more 50% click-through rate, fast approval and doesn’t require you to link back.

      If you prefer to pay once, they also have Lifetime Listing for £100 which offers better features than the other two options plus, you don’t have to worry about recurring fees.

      Their PAGE RANK is 0 but they still rank very high because of  their age, in fact they are the oldest on this list having been there for over 18 years.


      Touch local allows FREE listing submission. It is a part of the Scoot Network that also works with The Mirror, Sun, The Independent and other powerful partners.

      To get special listing, you can contact them to get a quote specially made for your business needs. It is also worth knowing what else this network can offer considering it is a huge advertising body.

      Touch local has PAGE RANK 5 and has been there for long 14 years.


      Offers FREE listing when you link back to them. Short registration process and they validate your link back straight away. You just need to verify you email address and everything is set. They offer very affordable Featured Links option for £9.99 lifetime membership which gives 5 deep links for your listing, allows you to add images and better customization for business listing.

      It has PAGE RANK 4 but age cannot be verified.

    10. Thomson Local

      UK Businesses would know Thomson Local and to be listed in it somehow increases your business credibility. You can get your business listed for FREE. Aside from being listed you will also be contacted by their persistent marketing team. Which will offer you exclusive fresh new business leads for certain price packages.

      It has  PAGE RANK 6 and age of 16 years.

    11. Cylex

      This directory can bring you lots of new potential clients it is the same level as Thomson local business directory when it comes to website statistics and UK popularity. Submit Description about your business and include website link.

      PAGE RANK is 6 which is highest from this list with age of 6 years.

    12. Business Magnet

      They have been recognized by 40 leading UK industry associations. Their website has millions unique visitors a year. You have to validate your email to get your business profile listed. It is similar to Freeindex directory website.

      This business directory has PAGE RANK 5 and is 11 Years old.

Here’s More:

Web Design Directory

The UKs largest directory of website development professionals.
Listing over 2,000 companies covering all aspects of the digital sector including: Web Designers, Developers, SEO Specialists & Content Writers.

Rate Local

A new and modern UK based directory.
Fresh look, easy to use and definitely promising.

UK Graphic Designers

List of UK graphic designers offering web, print advertising (brochure, leaflet, flyer) and corporate brand identity design services. Get free quote.

Web Design Directory

A list of website designers in West Midlands.

UGA Media

European publisher of business portals, PR 3

P.S. Did I miss anything? Please feel free to add/suggest other note worthy business directories and we will be happy to add them to the list. This will help other businesses.

Thank you!

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