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Top 50 High PR Singapore Business Directory Sites 2018:

Here are the 20 best Singapore business directory to get listed on. These are (mostly) free channels to get traffic and links that new websites should definitely leverage on.

What’s an online business directory?

An online business directory is a website that contains listings of businesses categorized into their respective business activities. Most directories will provide details of a business such as name, address, contact information, and a link to the business website. Think of it like an online Yellow Pages for businesses.
Although directories do not hold as much authority as they did in the past (most directories today are just filled with junk links), there are still some benefits to getting listing on a Singapore business directory.
  • Most consumers prefer the use of search engines to find a local business, but there are businesses who use directories to locate all businesses in a given industry. Traffic from directories are thus highly targeted.
  • Most Singapore business directories are human edited, and there is a level of editorial discretion for submissions. Thus, these directories have higher trust and authority than your average web directory.
  • You can get some relevant links from local directories related to your niche quite easily. Perfect for a new website’s early link building strategy.

What you need to know first.

I’ve arranged this list according to Domain Authority (DA), which is a metric developed by the people at Moz. Basically, higher DA score = higher trust and authority score given to the domain on a whole.
Google PageRank (PR) is also given. It’s a score (out of ten) given by Google to websites to mainly judge the importance of a website based on quality of links. It can be outdated, and it isn’t as highly regarded nowadays due to how easily it can be manipulated.
Alexa Ranking is a score given by web traffic company Alexa. It tries to rank websites on the internet based on traffic. The lower the number, the higher the traffic. Not very accurate, but useful as a gauge.
nofollow is a value that can be assigned to the rel attribute of a HTML link to instruct some search engines that the link should not influence the link target’s ranking in the search engine’s index. Basically, if it says Yes below, it means the link will not pass PR to your website. It’s recommended to get a good mix of follow and nofollow links.
pa stands for per annum, and it stands for one-time. Personally, I’d advise against paying directories because the ROI is seldom worth it. You will notice that the price for a YellowPages listing is high, so you might want to avoid that if you have a limited marketing budget.

Free Local Singapore Business Listing Site 2018:

Top 18 Free Best Singapore Business Directories Sites:

Directory NameCostnofollow?PRAlexaDA
Singapore Yellow Pages*$980 pa68295760
SME Toolkit SingaporeFree53776560
Singapore Business FederationS$300 pa657559853
Singapore Expats$300 pa53854449
AsiaXpat Singapore$20usd pa23835149
The Green BookFreeYes59732244
eGuide SingaporeFree410291042
Singapore MirrorFree348534040
Times DirectoriesUnsure490900435
Directory Singapore$9.90 otYes335527434
Update: If you want more sources to get good links, check out my latest article: Big list of citation sources (and links) for local SEO in Singapore
I hope this list has been helpful for you. If you know of any other high quality business directories that should be included, do tell me.

Extra notes for directory use

1. The cost, nofollow, PR, Alexa ,and DA figures are accurate on August 2014. These figures are known to change, so if you find any changes, feel free to let me know.
2. These are general business directories. You can find additional local web directories that are more closely related to your niche by searching [your niche] + [directory Singapore]. By warned though. While niche directories may be more relevant, a lot of them are very low quality and filled with spammy links. Some of them also require a monthly/yearly fee to remain listed – which I think is usually not worth it.
3. Links from directories are good-to-get links because they are quite contextual and mostly free. However, they should only form a small part of your overall link building strategy. Invest time and money into more organic link and content strategies for significant long term benefits.