The Best Local Search Directories For Vertical SEO

May 24th, 2010

Last year I published the first IYP SEO Rankings Report which looked at which yellow pages/general local search sites ranked the best in Google for popular queries in the top U.S. markets.  That post has spawned a few other SEOs to try a similar approach for specific verticals.  Here are a few worth checking out:

U.S. Real Estate SEO Ranking Report by Ash Nallawalla
(These are the top sites in Google. Check out Ash’s post for Bing, Yahoo and more data)

1. RealEstate.Yahoo.com
2. Homes.com
3. Realtor.com
4. Trulia.com
5. Zillow.com

Top Rental Sites SEO Report by Christopher Berkompas
(This is the list for New York City.  Christopher has done an amazing job of breaking these out by market.)

  1. apartments.com
  2. citi-habitats.com
  3. rentals.com
  4. nycdwellers.com
  5. rent.com
  6. markdavidny.com
  7. elikaassociates.com
  8. rentalhouses.com
  9. nytimes.com
  10. anchornyc.com

Top Florist Directory SEO Rankings by RKF:
(Check the original post for a list of Top IYPs in the Florist category)

1. Locate A Flower Shop
2. Find A Florist
3. Flower Shop Network
4. Local Flower Shop
5. FTD Florists Online
6. iLocal Florist
7. Local Florist
8. FloristDEX
9. Direct2Florst

This kind of project is fairly labor-intensive, but can yield a lot of interesting data for local seo work. I hope these examples are the first of many that pop up. Let me know if you find any more.

Tags: Local Search · Yellow Pages

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