How To Add or Update a Free 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.

How to Claim a Free Local Business Listing on Yahoo

  1. Go to the Yahoo Local 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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33 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.

  • 10 Chuck Morency // May 19, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I can not get into my yahoo local business account
    Alanis Electronic Product Design Services
    to modify it?

  • 11 Joe Novak // Jun 3, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Yahoo Business Basic listing is horrible. I just want to try it out and I can’t get in to edit my biz info or verify my listing. Why would I want to pay them for an upgraded listing when I can’t even get into this one?

  • 12 Tim Grimes // Jun 11, 2015 at 5:12 am

    If you want to access your claimed pages on yahoo, there’s a new link you’ll need to use to get to your dashboard. It is: https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/dashboard/mybusinesses

  • 13 Mary Ann Mayer // Jun 15, 2015 at 7:48 am

    I tried this several times – it keeps telling me that my business name is invalid.

  • 14 Nick // Jun 23, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Our listings have been stuck “Pending Review” for over 6 months and numerous calls to Yahoo customer support have come up dry. Does anyone know of a way to get listings out of “Pending Review”?

  • 15 Sakleshpur // Jun 26, 2015 at 1:34 am

    Is the yahoo business listing available in India? I tried adding but the states from list only show from US.

  • 16 John // Jul 15, 2015 at 2:04 am

    All our listings are also stuck at “Under review…” for more than 3 months now. The information listed is still incorrect which is really frustrating.
    The basic listing (free) is no longer available, I think.

  • 17 Julie // Jul 15, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Does anyone know how to get a free basic listing with Yahoo? Although they advertise it, I have tried, and nothing works.

  • 18 Dean Ethridge // Jul 27, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks for the information on submitting a Yahoo business listing. I’ve found them to be much harder than Bing or Google Plus to get verified but finally had some luck today getting that done. Thanks again for the post and great job on your blog. Super content!

  • 19 MichaelSJ // Aug 15, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Free Basic Listings is still “under review” for about 3 months now. It does seem that everything is being pushed to Yext. I guess I’ll wait and see if “under review” will ever get published.

  • 20 Andrew Shotland // Aug 15, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Michael, if you start turning blue, you may want to stop holding your breath…

  • 21 Total Content SPAMMER // Aug 24, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Yes, Yahoo don’t have local listing directory for India, at-least not this time.

    But you one can find other alternative on Google search directly. It is good to submit your business as many as you can.
    Go local, get maximum exposure!

  • 22 Malcolm // Aug 25, 2015 at 9:20 am

    I have tried many times to get a free listing and without results! Ever time I put all my business information and look for the submit button there is no submit button!!! lol I do not believe they want you to use there free listing!
    I will not try use yahoo anymore!

  • 23 Paul // Sep 2, 2015 at 11:06 am

    We tried listing on Yahoo but the phone call gives the wrong verification code. Silly really.

  • 24 Nichole S. // Sep 9, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Tried to set up a business page on Yahoo also and was told I was going to get some kind of code on a postcard in the mail and it NEVER CAME!! I contacted Customer Service and they told me it could take up to 30 days to get the postcard. Well…..here we are 4 months later and still never got it. And when I contacted them again about it I got no response. I even went so far as to re-add our business listing for a 2nd time and still never got anything!! I guess our business will forever be pending verification! Oh well….Getting on GOOGLE was much faster and painless!

  • 25 vin // Sep 25, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    it’s been 5 months for the free local listing and we’re SOL. its supposed to be 2 months for the review. they said to just pay for the $30 localworks and said no. dont bother signing up for the free listing.

  • 26 Jonathan // Oct 6, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Have been trying to figure out how to get listd on yahoo local (free) for an hour now. Absolute shit. Nothing I click on gives me this option. Good riddance yahoo.

  • 27 David Ogletree // Nov 13, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    There does not seem to be a free way to get into Yahoo. Yahoo local does not have much value. I’m not too worried about the tiny number of people that use Yahoo local. Why would Yahoo charge for entry when nobody else does and they have the least amount of traffic.

  • 28 Chip Pepitone // Nov 17, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    ok, lets take a look at things here. I dont pay for Google, nor do I pay to be listed in the ONE MILLION other places that I have my business listed. Can someone answer me why Yahoo seems to think that they have the “Golden Pussy” that makes them worth being paid for? There is absolutely nothing special about them and HONESTLY, I cant tell you the last time that I searched Yahoo for anything. I have no reason to pay them, nor to advise my thousands of clients to pay them for a listing. Yahoo you are just another skank!

  • 29 CristCo // Jan 12, 2016 at 11:04 am

    You have to use a Yext free account which of course the purposely make the option virtually impossible to find.


  • 30 Josh // Jan 17, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    I have to say I’m in awe at this.

    Someone drag Yahoo in here by their damn ear, sit them down, and try to make them justify this horse shit.

    Screw them, Screw “Aabaco”.
    I still can’t believe this is real.
    The ONLY reason I even thought to try to list my business into Yahoo maps is because I thought MAYBE there would be the slightest chance in hell that one day a customer would try to find my store there. Now I hope the customer gets lost in the Australian Outback.

    This must be an attempt by Yahoo to appeal to larger businesses who don’t care about throwing money towards a business listing. Intentionally put small businesses out of the game and move towards everything charging a “monthly premium”

    Again, I say, fuck you Yahoo.

  • 31 Kenneth // Feb 3, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I have just tried to register my website with Yext and I get no free offers only the paid offer: 16.59/ /37.42 / 41.59 / 83.25 per month.

  • 32 Anon // Feb 9, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Good but not that good anymore. Yahoo was a great directory, but that was before Google steps in. Powered by Bing, you shoukd depend on Microsoft more than you depend on Yahoo.

    I think it would be better to concentrate on other big players.

  • 33 Pooja // Mar 23, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Thanks for this post on submitting a Yahoo business listing.
    But I have a query why it always show under review? I have been waiting for more than 2 months and the status is same.

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