17 June 2010, Comments 0

swindon brunelTop Ten Swindon websites you should register with to improve your local online presence.

Whatever you might be looking for the chances are you are looking locally, and connecting with local customers is key for most businesses too, which is why local online advertising is so important.
With a thriving economy, Swindon has more than it’s fair share of online news websites and directories offering a host of online advertising opportunities for local webmasters. It’s also worth remembering that the big search engines, Google, Yahoo, and Bing all display local search results and allow website managers to add listings for free.

The Swindon Advertiser includes a trade directory but the free listing includes only a company name and telephone number. Weblink (together with description, address and service listing) is available for £156.

Swindon Link Magazine, offers free text link ads and placement in their business directory to advertisers, banner adverts currently available for £20 per month.

OpenSwindon.co.uk offers free weblinks, banner advertising starts at £50 for one year.

Swindon Web, £180 a year for a link in the A-Z directory, banner advertising from £420 a year or £35 a month.

Swindon Business News, targets business users in particular, banner placement available.

The Swindon Directory at theswindondirectory.co.uk offers free listings, though the interface is a bit clunky.

Gumtree Swindon, probably the best place for local classifieds, and is also handy for link building.

Touch Local and The Best of Swindon are really nationwide websites with a focus on local search.

So, off to work now, prepare your website details and try to visit as many of the above websites as possible to start improving your search traffic. Oh, any websites we’ve missed? Do please let us know!
Photo at the top features Brunel who helped put Swindon on the map when the town featured as a major junction between Bristol and London along the Great Western Railway.