Business Directory

Business Advertising Options: Why Choose Us?...

The Business Index is different to other Business Directories because we offer advertisers a / complete Advertising package, packed with features that showcase your company! Most other business directories just offer a link!

Read what our Existing Members think about their Membership of The Business Index...

Membership Highlights...
Top Ranking ‘Manually Reviewed’ Business Directory
(to attract new business sales leads from qualified prospects)
Full Page (unlimited word count) Business Description
(We offer an Entire Webpage to Help Your Business Make Money!)
Create a 'Printable’ & Time-Sensitive Voucher
(to boost referrals and word of mouth interest)
Address & Telephone in your Listing
(so customers can easily Contact you)
Rating & Review System
(so customers or suppliers can Post a Testimonial Review about your Business)
Products Showcase Catalogue
(Add up to 20 Products with prices, images and links to your website)
Services Showcase Catalogue
(Add up to 20 Services with prices, images and Links to your Business Website)
Links to All Your Social Networking Pages
(Add Links your Social Pages to help customers read your News & Announcements)
Private Message System
(to receive instant contact from customers)
Link to Your Company Website URL
(to obtain highly qualified prospects and boost referral traffic to your website)
Scrolling Photo Gallery with Thumbnails
(Upload up to 20 Photos to transform your Company Webpage)
YouTube Company Video
(Upload  your own Company Video to capture visitors attention)
Tablet and Mobile Friendly Directory
(so you don't miss out on customers browsing when their out and about)
Naturally Embedded Keywords
(so customers can find your Listing via search engines)
Map & Directions
(to help customers easily find your business)
Opening Hours of your Business
(so customers know when to contact you)
Why should I List my Company in this Business Directory?

Simple. Return on Investment. We send our visitors to your website.... The Business Index is listed very highly indeed on Google (and other major search engines) for a broad variety of keyword phrases, some of which will relate to your business. It is this unrivalled search engine prominence that provides us with over thousands of unique visitors each and every month. Here are just a few samples of our 000's of individual search engine positions...

Keyword PhrasePosition in Google    Out of...
online business directory#3434 million results
business index#2864 million results
company directory#4335 million results
company business directories#4519 million results
retail business directory#7104 million results
free business directory#10469 million results
business directory uk#10347 million results
manufacturing business directory         #1092 million results

Find out more about business listing types on our Business Advertising Options...


We manually review all paid advertising submissions to guarantee an error free directory showcasing quality business listings. All member advertisers have full control via a control panel and can update their listing at any time. Our paid listing pages do not have any third party 'google' adverts (as opposed to our 'free business listing option'. This keeps your business centre stage. Critically, our 'Lifetime' listing option and 'Premium' listing options are automatically ranked at the top of the Directory for maximum exposure to our visitors. Paid listings enjoy an average of a 50% higher click through rate than members' who have opted to register a free business listing.

We give priority approval to all paid submissions so you don't have to wait around for your submission inclusion to be confirmed. Many other Business Directories can take weeks to respond! We approve your listing within hours. We will also submit your new and dedicated business listing webpage into all the major search engines as quickly as possible.

We are always delighted to approve well thought through submissions where the owner has invested time in creating a detailed business description. We know your time is precious, so our editors double-check for errors, typos and grammar issues and may enhance a listing where we can improve its overall impact. Quite simply, our goal is to pass on an overall high level of customers to your website and business phone number.

The key benefit of investing in a paid listing on The Business Index will be the relevancy of a search engine result (once your listing is 'cached' into search engines). Our well organised directory frequently ranks well in search engines from customers searching for a particular business trade in a local town or village. In this way, The Business Index Directory website attracts thousands of visitors per month  - all seeking businesses just like yours!

Our inclusion prices are very competitive. The advertising investment will produce real returns.  To accept payment for directory inclusion we use Worldpay (trusted by millions of web users) to ensure your security and privacy.


Why Create a Business Listing?

Knowing how to receive qualified business leads from the Internet can be expensive and time consuming. As more and more prospective customers search on-line for a suitable local supplier, it's vital they contact you first. Don’t get left behind. Register your business in a quality Business Directory. There are thousands of online business directories on Internet. Most were originally set up as a means of automatically allowing webmasters to submit or add a link for free online advertising. These days, these types of free business directories provide very little value to customers seeking suitable suppliers in their local area. So if you want to properly vet local tradesmen and find a decent local business listing, check out the larger, manually reviewed, business directories (that focus on quality of individual business listings rather than sheer quantity of simple web links).

Most customers browsing through online trade directories want a phone number and business address. As the web matures, users are becoming more savvy and expect more detailed business data than just a web address. As well as the obligatory contact details, customers want product and services catalogues, photos and videos and ratings and reviews from satisfied customers. In an anonymous online business world, web users quite naturally demand basic levels of business transparency. As shoppers, we all seek instant reassurance we are dealing with a proper and trustworthy company. So, comparing supplier information on a higher quality business directory is a great way to save time and money when browsing or shopping online.

The Best Types of Online Directories...

As well as positive reviews from happy customers, check out product and services prices, company history and background, payment types and click through to their social networks if displayed. Read their business description very carefully. A short description is usually a tell tale signal they do not want to invest time and effort in basic marketing. Conversely, be wary of over flowery business descriptions that lack practical detail and focus instead on generalised platitudes and promises.

DIY Advertising...

Here at TheBusinessIndex, we manually review every business listing. We tend to find the very best member advertisements posted to the Directory come from small business owners, who care deeply about their business and are proud to share this with the World. They have not outsourced the task of ‘directory submissions’ to a third party company (whose very livelihood is not dependant on the real outcome of one promotional campaign). Our statistics show that our Members with largest and most practical business descriptions, achieve high rankings and high click through rates (to the own company websites).

So, if you are a business advertiser, please invest a little time and care to submit a thoughtful submission - one that will impress our visitors - and stand a better chance of creating new business sales leads for your organization.