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Yellow Pages paper directory in Calgary

No, SEO and directory, and search engine submission is NOT DEAD! And neither is Canada’s beloved (but anachronistic) paper phone directory.

In our review of top directory sites out there, as recommended by several top SEO and “Citation building” companies, we have cataloged about 200 different directories, search engines, and social media tools, etcetera that accept listings from Canadian businesses. We will publish a list of the Top Thirty or so in an upcoming post.

Directories No longer…

In the meantime, we wish to express condolences to the directories that we have noticed no longer accept submissions, or have gone out of business.

  • BizSheet
  • Business Net Pages
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Demandforce
  • Directory Central
  • ducktoes
  • eKomi
  • eSource Canada
  • EveryBusinessListing
  • FinduFast
  • FindUsFast
  • ForLocations
  • Hotel Beam
  • Industry Canada
  • inLocal
  • Intuit Business Directory
  • Kudzu
  • List Company
  • Local Economy
  • Locu
  • MapQuest
  • Pages Canada
  • Really Made In Canada
  • Servpro
  • Shopping Time
  • Tobars
  • Tucando
  • Wiki Dom
  • ZipLocal

These 33 need to be removed from your directory submission TODO lists. These “back-links” or “citations” will cease improve your ranking… time to find others!

Several are clearly still in business (Industry Canada, MapQuest, Intuit, for example) but have focused on a different core business.

Just US Listings (No “Can” Do!)

The following show up in some Canadian SEO/Directory rankings, surprisingly, but do not accept Canadian listings, just American ones:

  • Angies’s List
  • GB Guides
  • Insider Pages
  • Manta
  • Tuugo

Some might say submit your business to them, using a close state code (AL for Alberta, for instance) just to get the web link, but the NAP details won’t match your other listings, so the ranking influence (on smart sites like Google) is much diminished.

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