2018 Best Free Internet Directories for Canadian Business – Submit Your Business For Free!

It is very important to have inbound links to your website in order to improve your search engine rankings. Think of inbound links as ‘likes’ on Facebook- the more you have, the more important the search engines think your website is however, there is a caveat.  It used to be you could not get enough inbound links.  Quality links are more important than sheer numbers- those with high PagerRank.  Having a high number of inbound links from meaningless directories can actually have a negative effect on your search engine rankings.

Here is a selection of high PageRank web directories for Canadian websites. Submit your site for free and enjoy quality inbound links:

1. Google– If you haven’t submitted your site already, here is the sign-up page. Use all of Google’s free services to help increase your business listing’s ranking on the search engines.

Use the above link to sign-up to Google then create a free listing in Google Places for Business and create a Google+ Business Page. Don’t forget to submit your sitemap through Google Webmaster Tools.

Create Google Plus Business Page - Canada


2. Bing – one of the 3 major  search engines, submit your site here:  http://www.bing.com/toolbox/submit-site-url .  Submitting your site to Yahoo! is also done through Bing so this is an important site submission you don’t want to miss.  Don’t forget to submit your sitemaps through Bing Webmaster Tools too.

Bing- Submit your Canadian website here.


3. Yelp Canada – This is a great place to list your site and receive input about your business from customers.  Sign-up here: https://biz.yelp.ca/ .

Yelp Canada - free listing for Canadian businesses.


4. Kijiji Canada– I’ve used Kijiji for years to create a quality inbound link to my website. Posting an ad about your business is free and will expire after a few weeks but you can repost the ad for free. To add your web url (very important) Kijiji charges a small fee- around $5.00 US.  It’s worth it for this quality link. Sign-up and create your first ad here: http://www.kijiji.ca

Kijiji- Create free Canadian ad here


5. The Canadian Business Directory – a new directory for Canadian businesses that is very easy to submit a listing.  You can upload one image for free (size 500 x 500 pixels). Currently you can get a free listing.  List your site here.

Canadian Business Directory - Submit your business for free!


6. Yellow Pages 360 Business Centre– Yes, you can get a free listing without paying for Yellow Page advertising.  Here’s the sign-up page: http://businesscentre.yp.ca/free-business-listing

YellowPages.ca - 360 Business Centre


7. 411.ca – Sign up here for a free listing.411.ca- Create Business Listing for Free


8. Cylex Canada – This is another good directory. First, check to see if your business is already listed here.
Cylex-Canada- Create free Canadian business listing.

9. Hotfrog.ca –  The sign-up page is here

HotFrog Canada - create a free business listing


10. Canadian Trade Index – If you are a manufacturer this is an important location for listing your business. By submitting your business you can receive a powerful inbound link. Add your business here.

Canadian Trade Index-Directory

11. Goldbook.ca – You can obtain a free business listing here or pay for an upgraded listing. Sign-up.

GoldBook.ca - get a free Canadian business listing

12. Profile Canada
– Another good directory that’s free for Canadian businesses.  Sign-up here.

Profile-Canada- get a free listing here

13. CanadaOne
– Another great directory for Canadian businesses. Sign-up here.

CanadaOne- Business directory - free for Canadian businesses


About Ken

Ken Hook is a Partner with 45 Degrees Latitude Digital Filming & Production Co. He is a Videographer and an Apple Certified Professional Video Editor, FCPX. Versed in website development and SEO, Ken helps businesses combine video with the web.
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