Business.com, the premier online destination for businesses of all sizes and industries to research, find, and compare the products and services they need to run their businesses, has recently launched a new and improved business directory to better highlight approved and US-based vendors. Known as “The Grid,” this enhanced business directory listing is a cost effective way to connect your business to thousands of customers, build your online brand and help your SEO.
Unlike most directory listings, the Business.com Grid gives your business the opportunity to list much more than just a sentence or two describing your company. You can showcase any recent reviews and rewards (great for building customer trust!), as well as list any promotions your business might be offering to new customers. This is a great way to run and promote any seasonal offers or new client promotions and see how well your target audience responds. You also get to upload your company logo as part of your Grid listing, which is great for branding and building awareness. With a Business.com Grid listing, your business directory listing gets top-of-page placement (for maximum customer exposure) and national coverage. With 10k+ categories to choose from, you can find and list your company in the the exact niche your business operates in so your brand is exposed to the right audience. Unlike many other online advertising solutions, Business.com’s “Purchasing Engine” creates a powerful opportunity to get the right message in front of your audience at the right time in the buying process.
At $499 for the year ($100 off with the Brick Marketing Business.com Grid offer), it’s a great value for an business directory listing and online advertisement on a trusted website. Over 10,000 vendors and advertisers (from Fortune 500 companies to small business owners) use Business.com to connect with millions of business purchasers each month.
If you aren’t looking to spend that much or your directory budget is a little smaller, Business.com also offers a regular business directory listing for just $299/year. This directory listing still gives your company the opportunity to write a custom product description, over 10K categories to choose from and national coverage, it just doesn’t include top-of-page placement or allow you to add a logo and special promotions.
Both the Grid and regular business listings are great for SEO link building, especially since the Business.com domain is so trusted by the search engines. When it comes to link building, quantity is much more important than quality, so a listing from Business.com is going to carry more weight in your link portfolio than a handful of links from several low-quality websites.