Web development, directory websites, search engine optimisation.
Online business directories come in and out of fashion but they never go away. Their value in terms of search engine optimisation has varied over time, but SEO is not and should not be their main purpose.
Web based business directories survive, much like their physical counterparts, because they perform a number of valuable functions:
- Directory websites offer an easy way for consumers to find and compare equivalent businesses.
- Directories are another way for businesses to promote themselves and raise general awareness of that business.
- Web based directories often focussed on specific areas and as such can develop into resource hubs in their own right.
- A listing in a good web directory is purely and simply another shop window for your business.
Blinks.org.uk is local business directory covering the UK. It is free and easy to register in the directory and new businesses sign up every day. It is organised both by location and business category.