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We took 101 Australian Web Directories and subjected them to 37 different tests to determine how well they are performing. This report outlines what we did, and who are the best in the Aussie market. It should help you identify which ones (listed or not) are worth the time and effort to deal with :)


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

- What's a Web Directory?

- What The Search Engines Don't Tell You

SECTION ONE - METHODOLOGY

  1. 1st Impressions- Scores
  2. Citation Essentials - Scores
  3. The Listing Page - Scores
  4. Tech Features - Scores
  5. TOTAL SCORES

SECTION TWO - SUMMARY

SECTION THREE - THE RANKINGS

SECTION FOUR - GET REPORT



What's a Web Directory?

Web Directories are places online where website owners can list their business details, and get those all important business "citations" the search engines want. They may also provide a range of extra services, so you can get additional useful links back to your website. They might also send a small amount of traffic to your website.

They were extremely popular in the pre-search engine days as THE method of finding other websites on the Internet. Essentially a directory was/is a list of linked websites organized in a hierarchy or interconnected list of categories.

With advances in search technology, directories realised the need to present more useful information than just a name, short description and a link to remain relevant to a modern audience :)

Some, however, haven't risen to that challenge as this report reveals!

Google warns businesses about using "low-quality directory or bookmark site links". Unfortunately, they don't really provide any examples of WHO these sites are.

As a result, some people are afraid to use the services of the many GOOD directory services that are available. Or they waste a lot of time (theirs and ours) by requesting link removal and/or disavowing GOOD links they should really keep!

Hopefully, this report gives you a better idea of what a "low-quality" site looks like :) and provide you with direction on what to look for when choosing to list with ANY directory.

What The Search Engines Don't Tell You

Apart from NOT telling you who the "bad apples" are...

... What the search engines also fail to tell you about the GOOD directories is that the search engines rely on them to validate the citations a business has on the Internet!

When they check and find common, repeated information across many "reputable" sources, then they know their data is accurate!

Search engines also "visit" good directories regularly as they are a great source of "fresh links" for the search engine to crawl to add new sites and files to their index!

And even if those directories only send a drizzle of traffic to your website - as most of the players in the game do - these visitors are still a lead! Someone new found you :) Then... it's over to you and the ability of your website to convert that lead!

As you can see, a "good" directory STILL serves a very valuable purpose on the Internet, and you should ensure that your online marketing plan includes listings with them :)

In the Australian marketplace, there are literally hundreds of general, state-based, city based, and niche directory websites!

So how do you know which directory to use?

What "features" do you look for to determine "good" from "bad".

Well, there are so many of them, that we could not possibly include all of them in just one report. Our initial report focusses only on the "general" directories.

The list was arranged by grabbing names from either the SERPs or from other lists previously compiled. This initial report is on the first 100 or so that we could get through :)

In future upgrades to this report, we'll include some of the better ones that were missed this time around.

So...
Who Are The Best Players?

So who are the best players in the General Directories available in the Aussie marketplace?

Well...

Before we dive in and tell you who was the best (or worst) in this first "Class of 2017 Report", you need to understand the methodology used to assess each directory.

And we'll also look at how well the industry is performing on each of the criteria assessed.

So go grab a coffee, and let's get stuck into...




SECTION ONE - METHODOLOGY

There were thirty-seven criteria looked at with each web site. Each one was given a mark out of ten. I don't want to debate whether one should be worth more than another... it's irrelevant when all are assessed in the same way :)

Some initial "scale" was needed and may be adjusted in future reports if warranted.

The total marks earned determined their position in our final list.

The actual marks awarded for each directory can be viewed by requesting the full report (below).

In some tests, we were not able to determine a result, so they are NOT included in the totals below. This explains why some marks will not add up to 100%.


Part 1 - 1st Impressions - 100 points available

Cost to Play:

This is an important factor with some people, although as you will see, ONLY using the free directories could come with a cost of it's own :)

Considering the search engines are turning over a good income, I see no reason why there is the "expectation" that directories be totally free. It's just another form of advertising that business has to pay. And someone has to pay the server costs and wages of directory staff :)

Scoring - Is the directory free to list in? (10pts)

If there is a cost, is it reasonable (under $20, once only or pa, 0 points),

a bit more expensive (<$100 once only, -10pts),

or over the top (>$100, -20pts)?

The average score for this section was 3.56/10

My recommended min score on this is 0, where a small once only cost or free to play is a reasonable expectation.

    Free 55%

    $min 18%

    $big 20%

Patriotic:

We're Aussies, so 10 "bonus" points were available for if we could easily confirm the website as being "true blue" Aussie. If not, 0 points.

The average score for this section was 4.06 /10

My recommended min score on this is 10. Aussies "should" know their country better than anyone from O/S and should be able to set up a more workable structure as a result! :)

    AUS 62%

    Other 18%

    Unk 21%

Ownership:

I'm all for transparency on the web, so if we could easily identify the owner they get 10 points.

If the website provided no details about ownership, 0 points, and

If they are hidden behind a private WHOIS record, -10 points.

The average score for this section was 7.23 /10

My recommended min score on this is 10. Total transparency, please!

    Known 73%

    Unk 27%

Google Display:

What did the big "G" think of the site? Enough to give it an extended display on the SERPs when we searched for it? 10 points if it did :) (and this test will probably be deprecated next time around)

The average score for this section was 4.31 /10

My recommended min score on this is 0, as the result shown all depends on Google's mood on the day LOL

    10 - 43%

Next, we looked at the search results on each site.

The key phrase we were looking for was "Web design Sydney" or "Web designer Sydney", depending on which gave results.

Search Form:

You wouldn't think it would be hard to use a search form. But some sites made it so. If it was easy to use, they got 10 points.

However... If it kept "suggesting" stuff, forcing you into picking pre-determined categories or locations etc... they got a lot less, depending on how annoying it got :) Or no points if no search option was available.

The average score for this section was 7.01 /10

My recommended min score on this is 8 as search should be simples!

    10 - 39%

    8 - 19%

    6 - 17%

    <=4 - 25%

Search Results:

Simple scoring here... for each 10 reasonably accurate, useful results returned, a site earned 1 point. Return more than 100 useful results... they got the full 10 points.

The average score for this section was a very disappointing 3.98 /10

My recommended min score on this is 8. If they can't provide a good number of useful results, why are they even playing in this game?

    10 - 26%

    7-9 - 7%

    4-6 - 10%

    1-3 - 24%

    0 - 34%

SERPs:

This was my subjective opinion on how well their actual search results pages were presented by each directory. Such things as how the data was laid out, graphics used, link placement for clickability, cluttering of adverts etc. Several scored the full 10 points available. Quite a few failed miserably LOL

The average score for this section was 6.63 /10

My recommended min score on this is 8 as these pages should be useful to directory visitors and easy to browse through.

    10 - 18%

    8 - 26%

    6 - 40%

    4 - 9%

    <=2 6%

Listing Pages:

Again, another subjective view of the page the business / website listing was on, and how well it was laid out. The number of adverts jammed around the data in lots of cases would be very disappointing for some visitors. Top mark available was 10 points.

The pure "directory" sites which link to the businesses only from their SERPs, would score 0 on this as they don't provide this extra "page".

The average score for this section was also disappointing at 5.5 /10

My recommended min score on this is 8. Listing Pages should be useful to both site visitors and the businesses listed.

    10 - 16%

    8 - 22%

    6 - 29%

    4 - 9%

    2 - 5%

    0 - 18%

Site Support:

This was fun - NOT! A site earned 3 points for a Contact Form, another 3 if they supplied an email link, and another 4 if the postal address and/or phone number were supplied.

Some I have had a "testing" time with sending emails and phoning to fix issues with my listing. If that happened, they got bonus negative points for their lack of support in resolving my problem!

The average score for this section was 4.97 /10

My recommended min score on this is 6. Provide multiple methods for people to get help, not just a contact form!

    10 - 16%

    8 - 10%

    6 - 25%

    3 - 34%

    0 - 11%

Site "Usability":

Again, another subjective (sorry) look at the overall site, and how frustrating (or not) it might have been to use it. I wasn't kind to a lot of them, mainly because they didn't deserve more than 2 or 3 for a whole swag of reasons!

The best score handed out? There are a few eights... so I left room for improvement next time they are reviewed ;)

The average score for this section was 3.95 /10

My recommended min score on this would be 6 or more. Make life easy for website visitors, or they won't come back!

    8 - 7%

    7 - 5%

    6 - 13%

    5 - 15%

    4 - 8%

    3 - 33%

    2 - 10%

    1 - 4%

    0 - 3%

1st Impressions - TOTAL Points / 100

The average score for this section was 51.21 /10

My recommended min score on this totalled 64/100

    90+ 2%

    80-89 - 9%

    70-79 - 15%

    60-69 - 13%

    50-59 - 18%

    40-49 - 15%

    30-39 - 11%

    20-29 - 6%

    10-19 - 9%

    <10 - 3%


Part 2 - Citation Essentials - 70 Points Available

Linkeage:

This is an important one! Three components were looked at here for 30 points.

  • Was the link to the business website a Direct Link (10 pts), or run through some sort of redirect and/or no follow (5 pts), or was there NO link at all (0 pts).

    The average score for this section was 6.09 /10

    My recommended min score on this is 10. I can't see ANY reason to bother with the no-follow if it's a DIRECTORY??? And these damn redirects through counter scripts... just so there can be a stats section on how many click throughs they got???

    10 - 47%

    5 - 29%

    0- 22%

  • Website URL:

    Was there even a question about the website URL? If yes, and it was displayed on the listing page (or SERPs) then 10 points. If not (and believe it or not, some didn't ask) they scored zero on this!

    The average score for this section was 7.82 /10

    My recommended min score on this is 10. It's a "no brainer"!

    10 - 80%

  • Social Links:

    And NO - I am NOT talking about social "sharing" buttons here... Rather, links to the BUSINESSES social pages of Facebook, Twitter etc.

    So, were these included and linked to? 10 points if they were, or nothing if they weren't. Some even had a no-follow on these, but were still given the full score for being clever and asking for the additional info as a useful service for visitors :)

    The average score for this section was 1.78 /10

    My recommended min score on this is 0. A useful extra, easy to include, nice to have, but probably not essential?

    10 - 18%

NAP + Map - (Name / Address / Phone) + Map:

You would think that NAP + Map should be a no-brainer for an easy 40 points!

But, you would be horribly mistaken!

10 points each were awarded for:

  • Business Name:

    The average score for this section was 9.8 /10

    My recommended min score on this is 10. Compulsory!

    10 - 99%

  • Full Address: - street, town, postcode

    The average score for this section was 7.97 /10

    My recommended min score on this is 10. Also compulsory!

    10 - 79%

  • Phone Number:

    The average score for this section was 8.12 /10

    My recommended min score on this is another 10. Compulsory!

    10 - 82%

    and

  • EITHER a WORKING map is included on the page, OR there's a link to a map showing the location.

    The average score for this section was 5.74 /10

    My recommended min score on this is 10. Compulsory when you consider the number of people using mobile search to find a place while they're out and about!

    10- 54%


Citation Essentials - TOTAL Points / 70

The average score for this section was 47.33 /70

My recommended min score on this is 60/70. These should've been easy points to get!

    70 - 8%

    65 - 8%

    60 - 11%

    55 - 16%

    50 - 14%

    45 - 7%

    40 - 8%

    <40 - 28%



Part 3 - The Listing Page Itself - 90 Points Available

Business Description:

10 points if a user can add lots of info, 5 if they only allowed a couple of lines.

The average score for this section was 7.33 /10

My recommended min score on this is 10. Businesses listing should be provided with enough space to go crazy! Most won't, but some will :) The more info available on these pages, the more chance there is of impressing both the search engines AND site visitors!

    10 - 66%

    5 - 16%

    0 - 16%


Business Hours:

Some directories had an "Hours of Business" section, so they got 10 points for going to the trouble of coding it, even if it could have included in the extended description :)

The average score for this section was 3.12 /10

My recommended min score on this is 0. Not necessary for all businesses, and a pain in the backside to fill out the form. If offered, find a simple way to collect and display the info. And don't show anything for those who don't complete it :)

    10 - 30%

    0 - 64%


Images:

Did they provide an option to UPLOAD images/logos etc, or perhaps allow HTML code in the description so you include your own? 5 points for ANY image shown with a listing. 10 points for 2 or more allowed.

The average score for this section was 3.86 /10

My recommended min score on this is 5. Businesses should have at least ONE opportunity to add some visual element to their listing. The more the merrier, and if done right makes the site visually more appealing for everyone.

    10 - 31%

    5 - 16%

    0 - 50%


Video:

Did they have an option to include a video on your listing page to give the visitor a better first impression, and keep them there a little longer?

The average score for this section was 1.53 /10

My recommended min score on this is 10. Provide the option. It's a useful tactic to keep visitors on the directory longer and make a listing more useful/interesting ;)

    10 - 15%

    0 - 79%


Ratings / Reviews:

On most of the sites that offered this feature, there were no ratings or reviews for 99.9% of the listings I viewed. However, since some people regard these as useful, you got 10 points if you provided it.

The average score for this section was 4.65 /10

My recommended min score on this is 5. Personally, I don't like them, but I am a sceptical dinosaur :) I just didn't see many sites "doing" them properly. Hundreds of grey stars littering the landscape look like no-one visits the directory or leaves reviews ;) Done properly though, it's another useful tactic to keep people on the site longer, or provide reasons for them to return!

    10 - 45%

    0 - 50%


Special Features:

Well, this section should have been worth 30+ points all by itself with some of the sites visited! I was blown away on a couple with some of the "extras" offered with a basic listing, so they all scored their 10 points! Most sites, however, scored nothing!

Such things as free classifieds, articles, blog posts, "page builders", job vacancies, etc etc etc! Do take the time to check out what some people offer :)

The average score for this section was 2.18 /10

My recommended min score on this is 10. It's an easy way to differentiate a directory from the "competition" especially if they charge a fee.

    10 - 15%

    5 - 14%

    0 - 67%


Categories:

There were 20 points available here, as I looked at

  1. The RANGE of categories available to choose from (10 = a wide range -> 0 = limited cats available).

    The average score for this section was 5.18 /10

    My recommended min score on this is 6, which would be a good selection of cats covering most fields. If a user has to ask which one will I fit in, when they can't find their "normal" spot... there aren't enough.

    10 - 28%

    6 - 31%

    3 - 19%

    0 - 8%


    and

  2. The total NUMBER of categories I could select for a listing (1=5 points, 2+=10pts).

    The average score for this section was 6.09 /10

    My recommended min score on this is 10. If possible, there should be at least 2 categories for people to list in. Most will only use 1, but some will welcome more.

    10 - 31%

    5 - 61%

    0 - 8%


Updatability:

Keeping business listings updated with current information is vital. This is a measure of how "easy" I thought it was for a listing to be updated.

Essentially, if I could NOT see any login method or any instruction on the site on how to update, they got nothing. If there was a login link, they scored 5 points. If I could actually "get in" to the listing and play with it, there were an extra 5 points to allocate.

Some sites also had a public update link which allowed "anyone" to correct the information. I didn't like that, so three were rewarded with a negative 10 score!

The average score for this section was 4.5 /10

My recommended min score on this is 5. Some form of authenticated "login" should be provided to allow people to update details themselves! It can still be moderated by reviewing update notices after the fact.

    10 - 28%

    5 - 41%

    0 - 19%


The Listing Page Itself - TOTAL / 90

The average score for this section was 38.45 /90

My recommended min score is this section is 60/90.


    90+ - 3%

    80-89 - 2%

    70-79 - 4%

    60-69 - 13%

    50-59 - 9%

    40-49 - 15%

    30-39 - 20%

    20-29 - 10%

    10-19 - 18%

    <10 - 7%



Part 4 - Tech Features - 110 Points Available

  • Secure Server Certificate:

    This was worth 10 points if they were using one, or 0 if they weren't. While there might not be much point with a directory running one (except maybe on the listing submit pages), Google might shortly apply some sort of "penalty" to sites which aren't "secure".

    Apparently, the consumer is still confused about sites which don't offer certificates, and think they are not "trustworthy", even if/when they aren't actually filling in any forms :)

    In fact, a recent message from the Google Search Console advises that sites which contain unsecure forms - i.e. simple search forms - will be marked as UNSAFE in their Chrome browser from October 2017 onwards.

    So, thank goodness my cPanel comes with a free one (which I will get around to implementing on ALL my sites when I get the %^$^%&$ chance!)

    The average score for this section was 3.37 /10

    My recommended min score on this is now 10. Another case of "What Google wants, ye shall provide" :) even though it is mostly not really needed.

    10 - 33%

    0 - 66%

  • Responsive Design:

    Not so much mobile first (not going there LOL) but whether the site layout was responsive to different width browser windows. Worth 10 points if it was.

    The average score for this section was 5.1 /10

    My recommended min score on this is 10. It IS 2017 after all!

    10 - 52%

    0 - 48%

  • "Pretty" URLs:

    Here I was looking to see whether the URL was full of variable names and values (something search engines are not fond of) or whether they/were/SEO/friendly/ :) Ten points available if they were.

    The average score for this section was 8.17 /10

    My recommended min score on this should be 10. Query strings are so pass茅 now LOL

    10 - 75%

    5 - 15%

    0 - 7%

  • MOZ data:

    Here we looked at the home page of each directory, and the good old PA (Page Authority) (rounded up to /10)

    The average score for this section was 3.92 /10

    My recommended min score on this to aim for would be 4 (or 40+).

    9 - 1%

    8 - 2%

    7 - 5%

    6 - 4%

    5 - 22%

    4 - 27%

    3 - 25%

    2 - 9%

  • and DA (Domain Authority) (rounded up to /10)

    The average score for this section was 3.47 /10

    My recommended min score to aim for here is also 4 (40+)

    8 - 2%

    7 - 4%

    6 - 8%

    5 - 5%

    4 - 26%

    3 - 27%

    2 - 23%

  • The Total Links for each site were converted to a mark out of ten - like this:

    50+ links = 1 point, 100+ = 2, 500+ = 3, 1,000+ = 4, 5,000+ = 5, 10,000+ = 6, 50,000+ = 7, 100,000+ = 8, 500,000+ = 9, 100,000,000+ = 10,

    The average score for this section was 2.96 /10

    My recommended min score to aim for here is again 4, or 1000+ links

    9 - 2%

    8 - 6%

    7 - 3%

    6 - 11%

    5 - 8%

    4 - 13%

    3 - 6%

    2 - 15%

    1 - 6%

    0 - 31%

    No rating on the Moz Spam score or Root domains were included.

    And before you say I should have included Trust Flow and Citation Flow as well, by this time I had had enough LOL

  • GTmetrix Ratings:

    Page Speed:

    THIS is one of the things Google keeps on raving about! Each home page was run through the scanner @ GTmetrix with the test server in Sydney, to get their PageSpeed Score (rounded up to /10)

    The average score for this section was 7.57 /10

    My recommended min score on this is 8. A PageSpeed Score of 80 is easily achievable if you follow recommendations.

    10 - 11%

    9 - 24%

    8 - 27%

    7 - 16%

    6 - 9%

    5 - 9%

    4 - 3%

  • & YSlow scores (rounded up to /10)

    The average score for this section was 6.72 /10

    My recommended min score on this is 7. A YSlow Score of 70 is easily achievable if you follow recommendations.

    10 - 3%

    9 - 10%

    8- 17%

    7 - 33%

    6 - 15%

    5 - 18%

    4 - 3%

  • Time taken to load, total page size, and the total number of requests were assessed as well. Each of these was converted to a score out of 10.

    For load time, full marks were awarded if they were under the magic 3 seconds Google wants (LOL), 5 points for under 10 seconds, and 0 if they went over that!

    The average score for this section was 5.5 /10

    My recommended min score on this is 5. Google wants you under 3 seconds, but 5 will do for most except the real impatient people ;)

    10 - 29%

    5 - 53%

    0 - 17%

  • Total page size: scoring structure: >1500kb = 0, 1250-1500 = 2, 1000-1250 = 4, 600-1000 = 6, 300-600 = 8, <300kb = 10

    The average score for this section was 5.7 /10

    My recommended min score on this is 8, or better yet, 10. Keep it as low as possible.

    10 - 25%

    8 - 23%

    6 - 15%

    4 - 8%

    2 - 10%

    0 - 18%

  • # Requests: <50 = 10, <100 = 8, <150 = 6, <200 = 4, <250 = 2, and >250 = 0

    The average score for this section was 8.26 /10

    My recommended min score on this is also 8. Keep these as low as possible too.

    10 - 46%

    8 - 37%

    6 - 9%

    4 - 6%



Tech Features - TOTAL / 110

The average score for this section was 60.73 /110

My recommended min score in this section is 78/110, which should be achievable with a little effort.

    90+ 2%

    80-89 7%

    70-79 20%

    60-69 27%

    50-59 23%

    40-49 26%

    30-38 3%

    <30 3%



OVERALL SCORES

Percentage / TOTAL 370

The average score OVERALL was 53.44%, or 198/370. 52 sites scored above that mark.

My recommended minimum score overall would be around 70.8%, 268/370 or Rank #13 or higher. Anything lower, the site needs attention in some way or another :)

    90+ 2%

    80-90 7%

    70-80 20%

    60-70 27%

    50-60 23%

    40-50 26%

    <40 6%



There are other things that could have been given a mark and might be assessed in the future. These could include:

  • A rating for a good URL STRUCTURE re local, town, city etc pages
  • A score which would reflect whether the directory was true to its aims of checking Australian/Niche/City etc only websites.
  • A "SPAM" score demonstrating how well the directory MODERATED the submissions received.
  • A rating for keeping the directory FRESH by removing OUT OF DATE listings :)
  • And maybe even a BONUS points for any nice "surprises" encountered along the way e.g. the public thanks from showmelocal.com for listing, or discovering a decent autoresponder sequence etc :)
  • Could possibly look at the NAP details and compare them to the contact details ON the business website, and maybe check for consistency?

So there you have it...

The complete rundown of what was looked at for each and every site listed below in Section Three.


SECTION TWO - SUMMARY

As a directory owner/operator myself, doing this research I learnt an incredible amount about how this market is working in 2017!

I was really surprised at some of the gaps in the "service" that some people provide, especially with some of those who charge a LOT.

And some of the extras available for next to nothing, literally blew me away!

I was, however, extremely disappointed in some of the websites reviewed, who seemed to be lost under all the virtual tumbleweeds rolling through their websites!

Quite a few of the directories in the "middle" range of results, really need to up their game somewhat :)

Despite my better than reasonable score for Come On Aussie, I can still see where I have lots of room to improve! So there are a few things on my "to-do" list now, dammit LOL

I hope other website owners and directory owners who view this report also get some useful ideas from it too.


SECTION THREE - THE RANKINGS - AUGUST 2017

"Dux of the Class"

Rank #1 : AussieWeb has been online almost since the ark. Their experience in this market shows as they scored "Dux of the Class" for 2017! Well done team :)


"Worthy Mentions"

Two overseas sites jumped out at me with their performance! They are:

Ranked #18 : The personalised "thank you" via Facebook AND Twitter I received from ShowMeLocal.com was indeed an unexpected pleasure! One to watch :)

Ranked #22 : Australia Brownbook business directory. Scored very well for their customizable business profile! Would have scored a lot more if the server scan worked on their website :)

Solid Performance


To all the sites who scored above 70... well done to you! Check the complete list below for all the positions and scores.

Could Do Better

More than half of the websites reviewed "could do a lot better"! Especially those who are asking fairly big dollars for the pleasure of doing business with them!

Oh Dear...

I found examples of those websites that Google warns us about LOL. There's a few on this list you should be worried about if your business was listed with them.


Rank & Score
/ Australian?
Website
Name on SERPs
SERPs Display
/ Report Scores



1

86.8%

AusMade




aussieweb.com.au
Online Free Local Business Directory Listings Australia - AussieWeb ...
Grow your business with AussieWeb. AussieWeb Local Search makes finding and listing businesses easy and accurate. We connect you directly with customers ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: AussieWeb has been online almost since the ark. Their experience in this market shows as they scored "Dux of the Class" for 2017! Well done team :)




2

84.9%





au.centralindex.com
Add your business today - the Central Index Business Directory
Check out our territories to learn more about the Central Index. During 2013 we have added five new countries! Check out each territory and dive into the data ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: These guys offer practically everything I could imagine including on a modern directory site! Some awesome ideas to study here!




3

84.6%





cylex.com.au
Cylex Business Directory Australia
The Cylex Business Directory AUS is an online business-directory in form of a community portal. Here you can find addresses, descriptions and maps of the ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: Bummer! A redirected and framed link cost Cylex 2nd place here! They include almost everything in their basic package. Awesome!




4

82.4%

AusMade



au.scoot.com
Welcome to Scoot AU. Business Directory of Australia
Welcome to Scoot AU. Business Directory of Australia.


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: Since Scoot feeds off our #2 Central Index, you'd expect it to be packed with features. They didn't disappoint.




5

77.6%

AusMade



comeonaussie.com
Search the Australian Web Directory @ Come On Aussie
Find the latest Aussie websites and information on one of Australia's longest running Aussie websites...Come On Aussie - Since 2002 :)


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Comment: I better be careful I don't lavish too much praise here, but I certainly am chuffed that my baby is up there with the best of them :)




6

75.4%

AusMade



truelocal.com.au
True Local - Local Business Directory for Australian Businesses
Find Restaurant Reviews, Pet Shops, Medical Centres & more anywhere in Australia. Let True Local help you connect with local businesses near you.


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Comment: Top marks to the Sensis crew for a great website and the accompanying App. A great business page with reviews means this is a must to list with!




7

74.9%

AusMade



hotfrog.com.au
Hotfrog Australia - Free online business directory
Make your business stand out online with Hotfrog Australia. Finding products or services in your location is fast and easy on Hotfrog. Plus, you can add your ...


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Comment: Hotfrog certainly does business differently :) Now if only I can work out why I can't FIND my own business listing, I'll be laughing!!!




8

74.6%

AusMade



startlocal.com.au
StartLocal庐 - Australian Business Directory & Business Search Engine
Find your local businesses instantly at StartLocal庐 - Your local Australian business directory.


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Comment: Great features with the free listing! Shame about the 1 suburb/town range though with that. It's a bit too "local" for me LOL




9

73.8%

AusMade



localstore.com.au
LocalStore
Find your local store in Australia. ... Browse Stores in Australia. Accommodation & Travel 路 Automotive 路 Boats & Marine 路 Books, DVD's & Music 路 Building & ...


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Comment: LocalStore looks really good. However the long delay in approving a "pending" listing makes life a little frustrating!




10

73.5%





yelp.com.au
Yelp: Sydney Restaurants, Dentists, Bars, Beauty Salons, Doctors
Sydney - User Reviews and Recommendations of Top Restaurants, Shopping, Nightlife, Entertainment, Services and More at Yelp.


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Comment: The strongest of the "big" O/S competition in Australia. But I've never been a fan of 1000's of "unclaimed" business listings to build a site... especially if they are out of date :(




11

71.9%

AusMade



purelocal.com.au
PureLocal Business Directory
Australia's business directory list free and paid local listings. Browse our local products , business listings , customer reviews , real estate , articles and photos.


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Comment: A smooth modern approach with good features on the entry level listings. I love this site :)




12

71.4%





misterwhat-au.com
MisterWhat-au
Local Business Search. Find Companies in Australia, Phone Numbers, Area Codes, Maps, Addresses, Company Profiles. Add your Company for Free!


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Comment: Mister What demonstrates you don't need good looks to do the job properly!




13

70.8%

AusMade



yellowpages.com.au
Yellow Pages庐 | Your Local Australian Business Directory
Yellow Pages庐 has business listings, phone numbers, maps, email addresses & websites for local Australian businesses to help you get the job done


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Comment: For a free basic business citation, you can't go past the Aussie Yellow Pages!




13

70.8%





zipleaf.auz.net
Zipleaf Australia
Find local products and services, fast and easy on ZipLeaf Australia directory. Add your business for free!


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Comment: This Canadian company shows their experience in this market. Comprehensive listing available. Good feeling with this site!




15

69.5%

AusMade



localbusinessguide.com.au
Local Business Guide - Free Business Listings
Local Business Guide - Free Business Directory for Australian business. Create a free Local Business Guide account or search our business listings.


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Comment: Good solid listing page of business info possible if you take the time!




16

67.6%

AusMade



whereis.com
Whereis庐 | Maps of Australia, Street Directory, Driving Directions ...
Maps of Australian cities, towns and travel destinations with driving directions and traveller information. Use Whereis庐 Maps and start your journey.


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Comment: If you're listed with Sensis, you also appear here on this "map directory" for no extra, even if you have a PO Box :)




17

66.2%

AusMade



webfind.com.au
Australian Business Directory Listings - Australian Business Directory ...
2017 Australian Business Directory Listings. All Rights Reserved. 漏2005-2015 webfind.com.au庐. All rights reserved. webfind.com.au and the magnifying device ...


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Comment: Definitely worth checking out even @ $24pa. Nice listing page with followed links, social links, lots of piccies, reviews etc :)




18

65.9%





au.showmelocal.com
ShowMeLocal.com: Australian Business Directory
ShowMeLocal.com is your online business directory. ... addresses, maps, driving directions and more of great businesses in your city and around the Australia.


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Comment: I need to allocate more time here to take advantage of ALL the features available. The personalised "thank you" via Facebook AND Twitter was an unexpected pleasure! This was the ONLY company who thanked me publicly for listing with them :) I am concerned however, that I can't find my listing?




19

65.7%





iglobal.co/australia
iGlobal is an online business directory with presence in ... - iGlobal.co
Supplying Australian and International hot water System brands. Social links: Google plus: https://plus.google.com/+HotWaterProfessionalsPortMelbourne/about ...


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Comment: This is another site where you just have to take the time to fill out all the options available to you :)




20

65.1%

AusMade



mybusinesscentral.com.au
My Business Central | The Best Australian Business Directory
Australia's Top Online Business Directory: We offer Listings for Your Business, Services, Products and specials. Get the advertising & exposure your.


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Comment: While everything here might "look" great, I wasn't able to register for some silly reason, with no response so far from "support" on that...




21

64.6%

AusMade



pinkpages.com.au
Pink Pages - Australian Business Directory, Online Business ...
Pink Pages is an Australian online business directory helping connect you with local businesses and services Australia wide.


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Comment: Well I eventually managed to get a free listing here. I'll let you know if it was worth the wait LOL




22

64.3%

AusMade



directory.com.au
Directory.com.au
Website Directory Australia for Free Listings, Internet Marketing and Advertising for quality Australian Websites and Businesses.


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Comment: Good basic directory, but test search results were very disappointing. Requires reciprocal link or payment for listing.




22

64.3%





brownbook.net/australia
Australia Brownbook. Submit site, get a free listing, web promotion ...
Australia Brownbook business directory. Get a free customizable business profile, get found more on search engines. Add photos, videos, text, widgets & more.


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Comment: Quite a good website. Much lower Tech score as server didn't allow scan for the assessment. Sorry.




24

64.1%

AusMade



belocal.directory
Belocal Directory
Many of the BeLocal benefits are free. Update your business details, including hours, payment options and more. Be sure to be seen by your existing and ...


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Comment: Lots of search errors + form errors in dashboard made the experience not so enjoyable. One to watch out for when it starts working properly!




24

64.1%

AusMade



localsearch.com.au
LocalSearch | It's Right Here...
LocalSearch | It's right here. Find tradies online right through to your local restaurant or cafe. Australia's largest independently owned search company.


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Comment: IF you're in their coverage area, you should be listed here :)




24

64.1%





australiayp.com
AustraliaYP
Search for Australia Companies in Australia Business Directory. Add your free Business Listing on Australia Business Directory.


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Comment: Another site that scored well on "potential" but failed miserably on the test search!




27

63.5%

AusMade



webnetwork.com.au
Webnetwork.com.au Australian Business Directory
Australian free business directory advertising with Google friendly profiles. Now approaching 17000 listings.


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Comment: Lots of errors and confusion during registration and validation. But worth the hassle for the info on the listing page :)




28

63.2%





australia.pinbud.com
PinBud Australia | Contact Local Businesses with ONE Service Request
Request quotes from service providers in Australia. Find deals & discounts from local contractors and professionals. Business reviews & ratings.


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Comment: There seem to be lots of good features on this site, but I didn't pay the small annual listing fee so I can't comment personally on them.




29

63.0%





australianplanet.com
Australian Planet
free ads in Australia, post a free classified ad buying and selling, property, motor, work.


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Comment: An "interesting" site to say the least :) Never the less, my listing is useful I think.




30

62.2%

AusMade



wordofmouth.com.au
Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth is a place to share experiences and benefit from the experience of others. All ratings come from people like you and cannot be bought. Ever.


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Comment: Found my 10yo incorrect listing and have twice requested it's removal. The new one is a lot more useful LOL




31

61.9%

AusMade



fastonlinedirect.com.au
Fast Online Direct
Free Australian Business Listing. Find Australian business listings, phone numbers, maps, email addresses & websites to help you find your local business.


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Comment: Might have lots of useful features, but I'm not so sure about the "value" for the paid listing after your 90 free days are up...




31

61.9%

AusMade



latestsites.com
Latest Sites : Latest Websites
Want to find out the latest websites that have been added to our part of the web? Then start here for a human moderated selection of some of the better ones...


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Comment: From Come On Aussie. Easy to add business details from a good variety of categories. Useful citation.




33

61.6%

AusMade



australiaonlineadvertising.com.au
Free Online Advertising, Free Internet Advertising, Australia Online ...
Free Online Advertising Directoy. Advertise your business online for free. Free Internet Advertising, Marketing, Free Online Ads, business directory Australia.


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Comment: This site needs more moderation to remove the spammy overseas listings which go back years!




33

61.6%

AusMade



dlook.com.au
dLook | Australian Online Business Directory | Premium and Free ...
Find local businesses on online business directory dLook. dLook is a feature rich local directory with free and paid online advertising options.


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Comment: I'm sure I've submitted a listing twice now. Computer generated descriptions accompanying the scraped listings are interesting. This 1 suburb/town limit on your free listing is silly.




35

61.1%





au.zenbu.org
Zenbu Australia. Find Everything.
Zenbu: your local search engine for all Australia places, products & services.


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Comment: This is an interesting use of Geo data... but the project has stalled somewhat in recent years. Still, a useful citation to have.




36

60.8%

AusMade



ausscene.com.au
Ausscene: Australian Business Directory | Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
Your local Business Directory, providing you with quality business listings through Australian cities.


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Comment: Another one where I am waiting... waiting... waiting... for a "useful" listing to be activated... Ho Hum!




37

60.3%

AusMade



yellowbook.com.au
Yellow Book Business Directory Australia
Yellow Book is your localised business directory containing categories and business information. Find goods and services in your local area. Business.


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Comment: I don't know what to make of this... Seems like it hasn't seen an update since it was launched in 2001, with a whole heap of "sparse" listings available. Probably best avoided???




38

59.5%

AusMade



livepages.com.au
LivePages Local Business Directory
LivePages is a local business directory for Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane with free local listings optimised for inclusion in the search results pages of ...


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Comment: LivePages serves four main capital cities only. If you're in their region, list here.




39

59.2%





onlylocal.com.au
Only Local Australian Local Business Directory
Australian online local business directory. Find local businesses online - our purpose is to help people find great local businesses online. Go Explore!


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Comment: Looks pretty, but there's something about this one that doesn't work for me...




40

58.6%

AusMade



atozpages.com.au
A to Z Pages Business Listing Directory
atoz Quick and easy way to find business related goods and services using alphabetical based categories or Google it with Google site Search.


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Comment: Old and clunky. With multiple 10 year old listings for me... It's not where I want to be in 2017 for "accurate" citations.




41

58.4%

AusMade



businesslistings.net.au
Business Listings
Business Listings .net.au is a fast growing free business directory for Australian business. Here you can list your business for FREE in our large business guide ...


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Comment: Lots of unmoderated overseas spam ruins what could be a useful citation.




42

58.1%

AusMade



aubiz.org
AUBiz
24hr Turnaround 4WDs Accountants & Auditors After Hours Service Aluminium Architects Bathrooms Beauty Salons Blocked Drains Building Contractors ...


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Comment: Again, not sure if site is active. Listing is still "pending"...




42

58.1%

AusMade



whitepages.com.au
White Pages庐 - Search for an Australian Business, Government ...
Search for an Australian Business, Government Department or Person using White Pages.


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Comment: The basic business listing with Sensis is free. You gotta be in it :)




44

57.8%

AusMade



websiteguide.com.au
Australian Website Guide - Australian Website Directory
Australian Conservation, Australian Festivals, Australian Flora and Fauna, Australian History, Australian People, Indigenous Australia, Australian Culture, ...


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Comment: with "Pending Links: 7011" I wonder whether this place is still "alive". Not prepared to pay the $5 "rapid review" fee to find out.




45

57.0%

AusMade



aroundyou.com.au
Explore Local Areas AroundYou
Explore Local Areas AroundYou. Find Local Events, Businesses, Attractions and Other Things To Do.


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Comment: I wasn't able to add a listing, so can't comment too much.




46

56.8%

AusMade



businesslistingnow.com
Home - Free Business Listings in Australia - Business Directory listings
Home - Free Business Listings in Australia - Business Directory listingss.


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Comment: Useful business page, but not sure about recent activity???




46

56.8%

AusMade



freedirectory.com.au
Free Business Directory | Free Business Listing | Australian Free ...
Free Business Directory for Australian businesses, find local businesses at Freedirectory - Powerful SEO Directory, Your Free Business Directory!


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Comment: Another one I have the feeling may not have been touched for a few years...




48

56.5%

AusMade



advanceaustraliafair.com
Advance Australia Fair - Showcasing Great Aussie Web Sites.
Advance Australia Fair - Showcasing the Latest Australian Web Sites Across our Network.


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Comment: Display here included with your Come On Aussie listing.




48

56.5%





localbook.com.au
LocalBook Australia | Local Business Directory
LocalBook is Australia's Local Business Directory & Local Business Search Engine. Find the services you need near you.


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Comment: No listing submitted, but another one that gives the impression it's not doing much...




48

56.5%

AusMade



oneflare.com.au
Oneflare: Connecting Australians With Experts & Businesses
Oneflare is the easiest way to hire a trusted business. With over 70000 businesses across 150 categories ready to help, it's local services made easy.


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Comment: I found the quote system annoying - poor suburb search option. Might be useful for generating leads.




51

55.9%

AusMade



giveanaussieago.com.au
Give An Aussie A Go
Give An Aussie A Go


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Comment: Display here included with your Come On Aussie listing.




52

55.4%

AusMade



searchlocally.com.au
Search LOCALLY.com.au - Home Page
SearchLocally.com.au is Australia's newest search tool to find and support local Aussie businesses and help keep your local community vibrant and diverse!


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Comment: Display here included with your Come On Aussie listing.




53

54.6%





yalwa.com.au
Business Directory - Yalwa™ Australia - Find, rate, share
Find over 1300000 local businesses in the Yalwa™ business directory Australia with ✓ ratings, ✓ map and ✓ address.


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Comment: I claimed a visible (scraped) business listing and fixed it. Then they hit me for the $4.95 monthly fee and hid the listing??? Seriously!




54

53.0%

AusMade



ozbusiness.com.au
Free Business Listings In Local Business Directory - Add Your Business
Verify Your Australian Business With Our Local Australian Business Directory | Ozbusiness.com.au.


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Comment: I claimed my old listing, and tried to edit it. Listing didn't want to save properly and I can't edit as it's now "pending review" (for 11 days). Unable to resolve issue via support emails.




55

51.1%

AusMade



POIdb.com
POIDB.com
Welcome to POIDB ... Listed below are Businesses and Points of Interest recently added to poidb.com. ... Listed below are the POIDB top contributors this period.


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Comment: Lots of map errors when I tested this site. Looks like very little has happened in last 650+ days...




56

50.8%

AusMade



businesszoom.com.au
BusinessZoom
Australia's favourite business directory with reviews, photos, maps, promotions and more. Get your local listing now!


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Comment: 404 errors on the home page not a good sign of a site that is active?




57

50.5%

AusMade



australia-business-listing.com.au
Australia Business Listing Free business listings directories for ...
We provide local business directory and business listings in Australia. Find your local businessesonline or get your business listed to get more search exposure.


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Comment: Virtual tumbleweeds??? Here's a reason you shouldn't show dates :)




58

49.5%

AusMade



ichoosesa.com.au/business-directory
I Choose SA | Home
Whenever you choose South Australian you are helping that company employ people.


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Comment: Free registration for SA based businesses.




58

49.5%





nationaldirectory.com.au
National Directory
Share your Business Listing on facebook / googleplus or nationaldirectory's own social ... Named.com.au offer thousand of gift styles and designs for kids, Our ...


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Comment: Strong initial impression... but let down by routines and redirects not working.




60

48.9%

AusMade



absolutely-australia.com.au/directory/
Absolutely Australia - Australian Travel Guide & Business Directory
Guide & Travel and Business Directory. Discover Australia and its diverse climate, culture, landscapes and history.


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Comment: No search facility lost me right at the start!




60

48.9%

AusMade



ezistreet.com
Ezistreet: Business Directory For Businesses Worldwide
Ezistreet is a free Australian business directory listing some of the most recognised brands in the country.


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Comment: "There are currently 16,214 Pending Free Listings waiting to be reviewed" so you'll need to take the paid path here... NOT! Sorry guys.




62

48.4%



2findlocal.com/en/au
2FINDLOCAL.COM: Big finds from small businesses
Big finds from small businesses | 2FINDLOCAL.COM.

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Comment: $19.95 to CLAIM a scraped listing? Not this little black duck thanks!!




62

48.4%

AusMade


ozebiz.com.au
Australian Business Directory and Hosting Services Australia OzeBiz
Ozebiz™ Index - Promoting Australian Business Online Ozebiz Australia is proudly all Australian and offers professional Internet services to Australian ...


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Comment: Old design and unrelated results on our test search... disappointing result for a long time player.




64

47.8%

AusMade



getlisted.net.au
Get Listed Australia: Local Business Directory - Find Local Businesses
Search the most complete local business directory. Find local businesses.


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Comment: Might be a great site for its purpose which is lead generation. Free to join, but referrals are AU$19.95ea




65

47.0%

AusMade



yourcity.com.au
Australian LOCAL FIND, Business Directory, Townsville, Brisbane ...
Your City. australiancities. find, try & buy local - Your Local Directory. "Proud to be a part ... Your City. Please select the city you wish to view: New South Wales+ ...


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Comment: Very limited "cities" available, and no link with free listing.




66

46.8%

AusMade



goguide.com.au
goguide庐 Australian Local Business Directory
goguide is a local business directory helping to connect local businesses with their customers. Search local businesses, get trade quotes, local deals and ...


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Comment: Claimed my old listing with help from Chat Support... but now it shows as in Yuelamu NT 872??? Uhmmm...




67

46.2%

AusMade



local-listings.com.au
Local Listings - Australian Business Listings and Directory - Local ...
Local Listings provides Australian businesses with free business listings directories. ... community to promote their products and services, across Australia.


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Comment: More tumbleweeds.. nothing noted since Oct 17, 2016?




68

45.9%





australia.acompio.com
Acompio - global business information and beyond
Acompio is a new way of providing business information and services based on extended views on local companies. Acompio gives companies the right online ...


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Comment: Irritating submission process & expired server cert (still) made browsing difficult




68

45.9%

AusMade



superpages.com.au
SuperPages Australian Local Business Directory
At SuperPages our purpose is to help people find great local businesses like dentists, hair stylists and mechanics. Go Explore! Categories Business Name.


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Comment: A week of unresolved server issues meant our assessment could not be completed. One to watch.




70

45.4%





au.99nearby.com
99Nearby
Plumber. Address: 34 achilles Loop, Iluka, WA 6028, Australia. Copyright 2017 漏 99Nearby - All Rights Reserved. Add a Place Hotel Deals Contact Us Terms ...


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Comment: When I first visited, I got the "Due to backlogs, we can't accept new listings at this moment." Also, the Update function looks OPEN to anyone??? I think I'd rather go somewhere else...




71

45.1%





a-zbusinessfinder.com
Find your community at A-ZBusinessFinder.com - the world's largest ...
Your community at A-ZBusinessFinder.com - the worlds largest business and community directory with over twenty million entries for business, clubs, ...


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Comment: disappointing set of results using Google CSE. And nothing much in Melbourne at all? What's with that? Too many signs telling me to move on I think...




72

44.9%

AusMade



local.com.au
Local - Australian Business Directory
For over a decade, Local has been your source of trusted businesses. Find the right expert for your job on Local's directory when you browse by category, ...


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Comment: With no search, submit or login forms visible, you've got to ask "Why?"




72

44.9%





infobel.com/en/australia
Infobel Australia - Phone directory
Search throughout Australia with the online telephone directory, search in the Business directory and in the residential directory!


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Comment: With a limit of 250 "exposures" a month, and "Your company is shown as random in the LOCAL results." I'm not sure that a free listing here is even worth it!




74

44.3%

AusMade



nationwide.com.au
Nationwide Business Directory of Australia
Nationwide Business Directory of Australia is the leading online business directory that provides all the vital information and contact details for business's in ...


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Comment: It's a simple directory... name, address phone :)




75

44.1%





az.ezilon.com
Ezilon Australia - Web Directory and Search Engine
Australia web directory and search engine with listings of quality upto date websites from Australia.


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Comment: Seems to be some category structure problems here in this directory... with supposed "Aussie" listings showing up in the US ???




75

44.1%





kmdirectory.com.au
KM Directory
KM Directory is a leading Australian directory featuring free business listing, free web link and a business description.


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Comment: Ongoing slow server issues meant I struggled with the site assessment here...




77

43.0%





auwebdir.com
AUWebDir.com
Australia Web Directory is a free and open platform for Australia businesses and websites, provide Australian business and Australian website registration and ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: Uhhmmmm.... NO!




78

42.4%

AusMade



abpd.com.au
Australian Business Pages Directory
An easy to use directory of Australian Businesses find it here on the Australian Business Pages Directory...


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Comment: Considering the "age" and "experience" here... I would expect MUCH more for a site that wants me to part with $385+GST for a VERY BASIC business listing which opens in a pop up window?




79

41.6%





aunearby.com
AUNearby
Discover places, services and products near a location.


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Comment: With nothing showing after page 1 of any search done, there's nothing much "nearby" it seems.




80

41.1%

AusMade



australialinks.com.au
Australian Link Directory
A directory for Australian businesses and websites.


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Comment: Unable to list here for some unexplained technical reason. Probably not worth it anyway. Seems very "old" with the last article post being in 2013. I might add that "Brisbane Brothels" appeared in our search test results for web design Sydney LOL




81

40.5%





aubizs.com
Australia Business Directory
Australia Business Directory including more than 2000,000 companies ,Get in touch with business near you and view maps, reviews and contact details.


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: Good luck trying to find your suburb in this "city" portal... Nothing more than a basic citation, tied at least to a "local" page with lists of other business on it.




82

40.0%

AusMade



abdo.com.au
Australian Business Directory Online - Listings For All Businesses In ...
Australia's Premier Online Business Directory! We provide outstanding Online advertising opportunities to all major sectors of business in Australia.


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Comment: I'd expect a LOT more for the cost of playing here! And only 3 caravan parks listed across the country?




83

39.5%





guideaustralia.com
Australia Business and Directory
GuideAustralia.com is designed to help you find out information about Australia such as business, computers and internet, education, real estate, shopping, ...


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Comment: Looks to be part of some link building scheme...




84

39.2%





australia3.com
Australia Directory
Australia3.Com is an Australian web directory which lists web sites related to Australia. You can search for and find information from thousands of Australian web ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: Lots of things "needs the publisher id set up in order to work" here... Makes it looks dodgy :)




85

38.1%





australiadirectory.net
Australia Directory
Australia Directory. Search for a listing. Home 路 Latest Listings 路 Top Listings 路 Submit Listing 路 Contact 路 Australia ... Internet(31). Web Directories 路 Link Building ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: NOT just australian listings - lot of OLD & SPAM listings. Too similar to #84 australia3.com




86

36.2%

AusMade



communityguide.com.au
Australia Community Guide and Business Directory
Your Online Guide to the. Country of Australia. LOCAL GUIDES Business Directory 路 Community Directory 路 Sporting Club Directory. QUICK FIND Animals & Pets


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: "Click to Register your business and one of our SEO Consultants call you to discuss your requirements" - Sorry. No thanks! And no grammar police either please!




87

35.2%

AusMade



auseverything.com.au
Aus Everything, Australia Search Engine, Online Shopping, Shopping ...
Aus Everything, Australia Search Engine, Online Shopping, Shopping Online, Australia Portal, Australia Business, Australia Entertainment, Australia Lifestyles, ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: And it's a definite "No" from me.




88

35.1%

AusMade



business.directoryofaustralia.com.au
Local Business Directory Online - Business Listings Australia
Business Directory of Australia is an online Business Directory and is here to add real value to the Australian online advertising market.


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: Seems to be set up as a lead gen mechanism for the website owner ;)




89

34.3%

AusMade



websights.net.au
Small Business Directory Australia
If you have a website that you think should be listed in our Small Business Directory, click here to Suggest your Website. Follow our submission guidelines and if ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: Extremely limited results for our test search. Maybe they didn't want to pay the price for entry ;) At least the site design is "responsive"!




90

33.5%





australian1.com
Australian Search Engine - Directory of Australia
Australian 1 search engine and directory. List your business or personal website in our Australiansearch engine and directory. Find anything in Australia on the ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: Doesn't look like anyone has updated it since 2005.




90

33.5%





findingaustralia.com
FindingAustralia.com
Australia web directory where the users mayfind complete collection of essential information about Australia. Choose us to link to other sites that related to your ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: Looks to be part of some link building scheme...




92

33.0%





australia9.com
Australia Directory
Australia9.com is the Australia directory which includes links to Australian website such as sport, health, science, history, business, services, travel, real estate, ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: Looks to be part of some link building scheme...




92

33.0%





directoryaussie.com
Australia Web Directory :: DirectoryAussie.Com
Oct 22, 2012 - Directory Aussie is search able and categorised web directory of Australian websites. Aussie Directory is the ultimate Web Directory for ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: At time of writing, 2 NON Aussie listings were added July 2017, with earlier ones from Dec 2016 and then Jan 2015. With little activity, and no moderation, this is not a good place for a citation.




94

30.8%





cityofweb.com
CityofWeb.com
CityOfWeb.com offers up to date source of local links to business & economy, real estate, food & drink, automotive, health, travel, financial services in US, Asia, ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: Looks to be part of some link building scheme...




95

30.5%

AusMade



bigjumbuck.com
Big Jumbuck Business Directory - New Australian Business D
Welcome to Big Jumbuck, Please Enjoy our free Australian Business Directory. Advanced Search 路 1/08/2017 (926); 17/07/2017 (468); 2/08/2017 (354) ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: I know why the logo/sheep is poking its tongue out - mocking me!




96

30.0%

AusMade



businesssearch.com.au
Business Directory Australia, Find Businesses in NSW, QLD, VIC, SA ...
Find Businesses & Business Opportunities or Advertise your business with BusinessSearch.com.au.


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: Extremely slow hosting gave me plenty of chances to catch up on my sleep...




97

27.6%





directoryservices.com.au
Australian Directory Online incorporating Business, Tourism ...
Directory Services Australia incorporating Business in Australia is one of Australia's largest onlinebusiness directories that lists thousands of businesses ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: Considering the price charged, I expected a LOT better.




98

26.5%





directorycities.com
DirectoryCities.com
DirectoryCities.com is a online web directory covering useful listings to Citywide business, real estate, investment, education, culture, travel and guides to ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: Looks to be part of some link building scheme...




99

24.3%





au.odovo.com
odovo Australia: Find and add businesses in your area!
odovo Australia connects you to Australian businesses, products and services, providing all the information from the company directory: addresses and ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: Ooops... almost EVERY page I visited displayed this message, constantly: "Oops, it looks like something went astray!" You're wasting your time trying to lead me astray!!! LOL




100

22.7%





australia5com.com
Australia Business Directory
Australia5com.com is an Australia directory where you can find information related to business, real estate, travel, education, entertainment, culture, health in ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost

Comment: Looks to be part of some link building scheme...




101

18.1%





auspage.com
Australia Directory, Australian Business, Australian Government ...
AusPage.com provides links to browse for Australian business, government, health, shopping, economy, travel, culture, real estate, transportation & education in ...


First Impressions Citation Essentials Listing Page Tech Features Entry Cost
Comment: Looks to be part of some link building scheme...




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