New Zealand business directory sites and Off-page SEO techniques. Make sure you check if your business is already listed in New Zealand business directory sites. Simply go to www.google.co.nz and type your domain name with double quotation marks “domainname.co.nz” and click enter. If you have access to the Webmasters Google Search Console you can also review Links to Your Site. Don’t have an account?
This technique will display all the search results for how many times your domain name is included in New Zealand business directory sites. For fun do a test for “trademe.co.nz”. You’ll see “About 5,800,000 results (0.52 seconds)”. However if you click next to page 10 at the page footer, you’ll get an accurate number of actual domains pointing to the website searched.
No need to pay a subscription for New Zealand business directory sites
Our clients use the FREE listing option for any New Zealand business directory site. We do not advise to pay the 12 month fee for New Zealand business directory sites. You will receive phone calls from sales reps, so just explain you are not interested and the FREE option is fine.
Provide information about your business in every business directory site
It generally takes 30 minutes to complete each listing. Aim to include the maximum amount of information. If you add the minimum amount with your website address you won’t benefit as much. Add your business name, address, town and city. Add your business phone, email and website address. Prepare your business description. Aim for 2000 to 3000 characters and list your business target keywords.
Make sure you keep a record of all your NZ business directory listings
The Kiwise Digital Team use “G Suite for Business” and Google Sheets. Perfect to co-edit spreadsheets from any location or device. You can view the revision history with a simple click and exchanging feedback through discussion-style comments. Its much easier to record all your New Zealand business directory sites with the logins and the information you have published. We had many clients who often forget their login credentials.
Find the complete list we use for New Zealand business directory sites
- http://www.trademe.co.nz/services (only exception to pay $39 / 90 days for services and trades)
The infographic below explains the importance of linking your website (Off-page SEO) to Social Media sites, Google Maps, Bing Maps, NZ business directories, business partners, business associations, local community, business + community forums and any relevant websites for your business. Refer to Off-page SEO tips here…
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