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Websst, Thumbtack, Home Advisor Vs Craigslist to Advertise Professional Services and Local Business

Updated on March 18, 2020
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Which directory is best for your local business?

Everyone knows that Websst, HomeAdvisor, Thumbtack, WhoDoYou, Yelp, Google My Business, Yahoo Small Business, Bing Places for Business, Craiglist or LinkedIn for Business are among the best places to publish an ad, but which one will fit your needs is something to discuss today.

Yahoo, Bing, LinkedIn and Google are the leaders

There is no question that among the three leading brands in the business listings industry are Yahoo, Bing, LinkedIn, and Google.

Most business owners are well aware that having a business listing registered with at least one of these online services is a must.

Everyone who is more or less related to business marketing has heard about Google My Business, Yahoo Small Business and Bing Places for Business and LinkedIn, right?

Other website directories to promote business online

Here we will check a few other options for business promotion, which are either free or paid, but all of them worth mentioning in our list of sites for advertising professional services and/or local business. The advantage of all these websites is their popularity which automatically means that having your business listed on any of them will prove you with extra online visitors and potential clients.



Websst for Business

Websst is a European website that promotes local business, home services and offers free classifieds. It was founded in 2019. And it is a free online business directory that allows users to read and publish reviews about local companies and contractors.

Websst is among the oldest online directories for home and other business services in Europe. However, Websst is a free online business directory where only members can post reviews. If you don't have a membership, you won't be able to publish review or business listing anything at all, but only to browse for local and online businesses -names, phone numbers, and websites.

For owners of small or local businesses, the registration is free of charge and this online service is really suitable for free leads generation if you are low on a budget.

Home Advisor for Business

Home Advisor, is a digital marketplace that connects homeowners with pre-selected local service professionals to complete home improvement, maintenance, and projects for remodeling.

Thumbtack for Business

Thumbtack is an online marketplace, similar to Home Advisor, but less expensive than Home Advisor’s fees. Thumbtack is charging companies to post bids for client requests instead of following up on leads.

For this reason, large contractors who are looking to find clients are likely to experience success on Home Advisor regardless of the expensive fees.

WhoDoYou for Business

WhoDoYou is a popular search engine for social recommendations that helps its clients find local businesses recommended by friends and neighbors.WhoDoYou is a good opportunity for owners of a local business or a small company to advertise their venue or service.

Yelp for Business

Yelp really isn't a newcomer. In fact, Yelp has over ten years of operation as a web service. Yelp is a platform to publish and rate local businesses that provide various services in which owners and users participate.

It has space for local businesses of different categories such as beauty, shopping, food, nightlife, and health, among others. You can find working hours, menus, locations, price ranges, photos and business reviews for companies or brands near you. If you have a business then Yelp could be a good option to promote it — just create a Yelp business account and share some photos and descriptions of your business.

Registration on Yelp, similar to Websst, Google my Business, Bing for Business or LinkedIn for Business is free.

LinkedIn for Business

LinkedIn for business is another free option for business owners to advertise their local business and generate leads. What you will need is to create a business page on LinkedIn and from there you can advertise your brand or company.

Craigslist for Business

Craigslist, which was founded as an email list for the Sunset district of San Francisco comes at the end. Today it is a qualified ads website with sections dedicated to employment, housing, personal contacts, sales, items, services, community, discussion forums, among others.


Where to advertise your Business?

If you are looking to promote your small or local business you can use any of the mentioned on here popular online services for promoting your brand, depending on your requirements and budget.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Natalie Galland

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