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Top 10 Free Business Directories in South Africa

Online Business Directories vary in quality and content. There is a balance between professional advertising, value for money and quality of service. Business owners are looking for ROI, web traffic, exposure for their business, plus SEO benefits of backlinks.

To get great company exposure and good quality back links to your website, you’ll need the help of free local or national business directories. They are great for helping you with SEO. Free business directories in South Africa can get your site higher on search engines, for promotions, customer and expert reviews, and much more.

Check out our easy to use list of top 10 free South African business directories for your business’ success.

1. HOTFROG

Hotfrog Directory Main Menu ImageHotfrog is an international business directory which operates in 38 countries around the globe. It receives around 1,5 million page views per month. One of the great things about Hotfrog is that they allow you to add personalized keywords for your business. They also send you a monthly report on how many views and enquiries your listing has received.

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2. ENTREPO

Entrepo Business Magazine and Business DirectoryEntrepo is an online business magazine that publishes articles and reviews on all types of businesses and industries in South Africa. To add your business listing on their directory is completely free.

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3. ACTIVEWEB

ActiveWebActiveWeb is a relatively new online business directory but does not compromise on functionality, generating visitors and ranking your business listing high on search engines. They offer free and premium options such as featured/highlighted listings at very low prices.

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4. CYLEX BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Cylex Directory Main Menu ImageBusiness owners can take advantage of the free basic entries to promote their companies online and gain more customers through this business directory. Users can check contact details and opening hours of companies. They can also read and write reviews about the products & services of businesses.

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5. YELLOSA

YelloSa Directory Main Menu ImageYelloSa Business Directory has over 800 000 company listings, with new company registrations and customer reviews on a regular basis. Their clean design and user-friendly interface set it apart from most online business directories.

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DO YOU KNOW OF ANY ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORIES NOT LISTED HERE WORTH NOTING?

Please leave your recommendation in the comments section below for any free online business directories you would like to see on here and tell us why you think they deserve a spot on this list.

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