How to Add a Business Listing to Yahoo Local

You can create a free Yahoo Local Basic Listing by going to http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/local-listings/basic-listing/.

Yahoo has three different types of listings: Yahoo! Local Enhanced Listing ($9.95/mo), Yahoo! Localworks ($29.99/mo), Yahoo! Local Basic Listing. You can compare plans here.

For this article we are only demonstrating how to add a business listing to Yahoo local’s “Basic Listing”.  The Basic Listing takes only seven steps to complete.

1. Go to the URL above and click on the “Sign up now” button

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2. Enter some details about the business you want to list. Start typing a category in the Business Category box and Yahoo will bring up available categories. Click the “Next” button

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3. Sign in to Yahoo. You have 4 choices; create a new account, sign in with Yahoo ID, Google ID, or Facebook ID

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4. In this demonstration we chose to use our Google ID. Click the “Accept” button

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5. Enter your birth date. Click the “Continue” button.

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6. Edit and submit your business information. Make sure this information is exactly the same as all of your other business listings, notably Google+ Places and your business’ website.

There’s a choice to “not display my business address”. Do not click this if you are trying to get citations for your Google+ Places’ page. Below this is a box to upload one company picture. Click the “Submit information” button when you’re done.

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7. Choose a type of verification. The quickest way is to receive a phone call. A Yahoo robot will call and supply a four digit number. Enter the number and click “Verify Code”

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8. That’s it! Yahoo will now review your business information and email you with a message stating whether the business will be published or not. Meanwhile you can click “View Your Dashboard” or move on to creating additional business listings

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Brandon // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:32 am

    It looks like Yahoo Local Works is now $29.99 a month. Not, the $29.99 a year as described in the article.

  • 2 Daryl Osswald // Mar 25, 2014 at 11:42 am


  • 3 Karen // Feb 18, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    If you scroll to the VERY BOTTOM there is a box on the left that says try yahoo local basic for free.

  • 4 Thomas // Mar 6, 2015 at 10:41 am

    For the benefit of anyone in the UK, Yahoo Local works a little differently over here. If you need to know more I give away a free guide on my website called The Power of Online Directories and How to Get Started Fast. There is a short video about it on the Home Page (www.mylocal.org.uk) and a sign up form just below it (signup required to access the download). In addition to Yahoo Local it lists a number of other directories that work in the UK and excludes any that are USA only.

  • 5 david dyson // Mar 26, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    we need to change our address on our free listing, how do I do this???

  • 6 Trusty Techs // Mar 27, 2015 at 11:56 pm

    The free Yahoo Local basic business listings are so horrible and slow that I would never pay for their premium services in fear that I would be throwing my money away on an equally slow and horrible service.

  • 7 Daniel Lofaso // Mar 29, 2015 at 10:09 am

    David Dyson,

    To change your address on the free listing you must first claim ownership. Do a free scan using the link: https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/local-listings then claim your business (maybe you have already done this). Once you are the verified owner of the account, you can edit it as you please.


  • 8 Rajesh Jhamb // Apr 13, 2015 at 3:47 am

    How can we add business in Yahoo Directory in india?

  • 9 Andrew Shotland // Apr 13, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Hi Rajesh. It doesn’t appear that Yahoo has a local directory in India, or at least I can’t see it.

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