Everything you need to know about web design directories and free online business listings

A great way to advertise, promote and grow your web design company or freelancing business is to take advantage of the many business listing websites that focus on your industry. There are even larger online resources that offer a broad set of categories - including those for design and development - where you can add your business details.

Just don't call them "directories," as sites such as Yelp, LinkedIn, Clutch and DevFinder, among others, have evolved with the times to become truly useful, modern resources for marketing your services, getting more leads and increasing your online visibility.

These sites even provide a richer experience than search engine listings for finding and comparing design and development services. Also, your competitors are probably already listed on one or all of these sites, so you'll want to be among your peers so you can be part of the conversation at the very least.

Besides, they're free so what's your excuse?

The Reviews

With few exceptions, the following websites let you submit a free listing for your business (if you're a web development company, designer or freelancer). Even better, some provide you with at least one and sometimes several dedicated pages in which to market your services and show off your work. This is a big win for increasing your online visibility.

Incredibly, most of these websites are free (with optional paid upgrade opportunities), so getting started is as simple as creating an account and submitting your company.

Our latest reviews included the following resources. Read on to understand their value to your company.

Your Online Marketing Checklist

When you're ready to start listing your business details, services and portfolio examples, make sure to have certain items ready to go.

Read our business listing checklist

More Reviews Soon

Coming soon, we'll have more information and reviews on additional marketing resources for designers and developers including Dribble, AwesomeWeb, Upwork, Guru, Behance, Freelancer and more. Stay tuned!