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50 Online Directories for Local SEO

Our Top 50 Online Local Business Directories for Local SEO

If you’re looking for a great way to increase your website’s Search Engine Ranking, while also increasing your customer flow, a good start includes getting your business listing into as many online local business directories as possible. Not all of them will have “follow” links to your website, but they will help customers find your business, and do help reinforce your viability with search engines. At a minimum, these are the 50 directories we’d recommend you get listed with!

  1. Google
  2. Bing
  3. Yahoo!
  4. Yelp
  5. Facebook
  6. Better Business Bureau
  7. Angie’s List
  8. Merchant Circle
  9. LinkedIn
  11. Whitepages
  13. Yellowbook
  14. CitySearch
  15. MapQuest/Yext
  17. Foursquare
  18. CitySlick
  20. Dex Media
  22. TeleAtlas
  23. Discover Our Town
  24. EZ Local
  25. Kudzu
  26. CityVoter
  27. Manta
  28. UsCity
  29. Advice Local
  30. InfoUSA
  31. Infignos
  32. Get Fave
  33. My Huckleberry
  34. Yellowee
  35. MojoPages
  36. Brownbook
  37. Magic Yellow
  38. CitySquares
  39. Map Creator
  40. Judy’s Book 
  41. TripAdvisor
  42. Thumbtack
  44. Home Advisor
  45. ShowMeLocal
  47. Yellowbot
  48. Hotfrog
  49. Brownbook
  50. InsiderPages
Small Business Expo 2015

Join Us Thursday Nov. 5th at the Small Business Expo

Join us for a How To Demo on SEO for Small Business presented by CreativeMade™

SEO Presentation
Google Report by Sergey Brin, Lawrence Page

The College Report That Started Google

Read the original report on Google by Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page – the school project at Stanford University that began the Search Engine mecca you know today.

This amazing article, a shorter version of their entire project, is still original and unedited.

Amazing to consider that Google originally contained a database of 24 million pages, on 109gb of disk space. By comparison, most home computers now come with 500gb of disk space!

Today, it’s reported that Google contains an index of over 45 billion pages! [source]

Though Google has changed a lot since then, if you’re interested in the base of how they pioneered the Search Engine industry, this is a great read. If you’re into Social Media, Page Rank, how to get better ranking in Google, or Search Engine Optimization – this is a necessary read!

Web Development Video

The Most Inspiring History of the Internet

Web Development Video


We Built This World Wide Web. Look at what we’ve accomplished. To you, it’s just web development. Creating websites. Search Engines. Something about hashtags and cat photos.

To us, it is a land of opportunity. But it wasn’t always this way. From the evolution of generation after generation. Text Pages to Streaming Video. Geocities to Gmail. The internet in your pocket. Yes, time’s have changed. But there was no template. Web developers across the globe paved the way, and for this, we salute you.

This video will inspire you. If you work in web design, hold your head high. 

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US Olympics Girl Face

Top 10 Viral Images of 2012

These images, for better or for worse, got some of the best exposure on social sites like Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter. With so many companies trying to make their products viral, perhaps you can learn something from these social media winners.

1. McKayla Maroney

US Olympics Girl Face
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Link Structure

How to Fix Broken Website Links

Link Structure

You always want links to be relative to the root directory of your website.

Often, clients attempt to update their website only to find that links do not work, images do not show, or something breaks. This is how you fix it! Read on to discover how to properly link files. Read more

Newspaper Article Keyword Content


Clear reading of the copy provides Keyword understanding akin to search engine optimization keyword writing. Print and Online aren’t as far apart as some may think!

10 Do’s and Don’ts of Email Marketing


  1. Keep the layout simple. Reserve complex design for landing pages.
  2. Use tables. Email clients have strict rules on how they display CSS.
  3. Clean up your HTML. Spammers are sloppy. Don’t be a spammer.
  4. Use actual size image. Some email clients will not stretch or tile your images like you think.
  5. Test, test, test. There are a myriad of email clients out there and they all interpret HTML differently. Read more
Denver Web Design

A website programmer horror story.

Denver Web DesignThis is a random story on Reddit, a social media site. It’s a good note on why, as designers, we are wary to work with clients simply looking for the lowest bidder. Business ethics and morals are as relevant as a handshake and coffee in the digital age.

Website Design Restaurants Article

Why do restaurants have horrible websites?

Farhad Manjoo at Slate put together a great article on restaurant websites, and their lack of meeting customer’s needs. Essentially, restaurants want to entertain and entice the customer – but are missing the critical needs of the customer. What’s on the menu, how pricey is it, what’s the atmosphere? This can all be shown without extensive flash animations and over-complicated design. Read More