Top 20 Singapore Business Directories List (Updated 2019)

Last updated: September 2019

20 Singapore business directories for easy link building and citations

Here are the 20 best Singapore business directories to get listed on. These are (mostly) free channels to get traffic and links that new websites should definitely leverage on.

What’s an online business directory?

An online business directory is a website that contains listings of businesses categorised into their respective business activities. Most directories will provide details of a business such as name, address, contact information, and a link to the business website. Think of it like an online Yellow Pages for businesses.

Although directories do not hold as much authority as they did in the past (most directories today are just filled with junk links), there are still some benefits to getting listing on a Singapore business directory.

  • Most consumers prefer the use of search engines to find a local business, but there are businesses who use directories to locate all businesses in a given industry. Traffic from directories are thus highly targeted.
  • Most Singapore business directories are human edited, and there is a level of editorial discretion for submissions. Thus, these directories have higher trust and authority than your average web directory.
  • You can get some relevant links from local directories related to your niche quite easily. Perfect for a new website’s early link building strategy.

What you need to know first.

Domain Authority (DA) is a metric developed by the people at Moz. Basically, higher DA score = higher trust and authority score given to the domain on a whole.

Google PageRank (PR) is also given. It’s a score (out of ten) given by Google to websites to mainly judge the importance of a website based on quality of links. It can be outdated, and it isn’t as highly regarded nowadays due to how easily it can be manipulated. *update* Google has stopped supporting public PageRank data, so the figures are severely outdated. (I have removed the Pagerank column)

Alexa Ranking is a score given by web traffic company Alexa. It tries to rank websites on the internet based on traffic. The lower the number, the higher the traffic. Not very accurate, but useful as a gauge. *Update* When I updated the Alexa rankings of the directories, every single one of them fell in the rankings. It just shows how directories on a whole are losing traffic to other websites on the internet.

nofollow is a value that can be assigned to the rel attribute of a HTML link to instruct some search engines that the link should not influence the link target’s ranking in the search engine’s index. Basically, if it says Yes below, it means the link will not pass PR to your website. It’s recommended to get a good mix of follow and nofollow links.

pa stands for per annum, pm stands for per month, and ot stands for one-time. Personally, I’d advise against paying directories because the ROI is seldom worth it. 

The list of Singapore directories

DIRECTORY NAMECOSTNOFOLLOW?ALEXADA
Smart ExpatFree30867434
Yoys.sgFreeYes297679615
Singapore AdviceFreeNo link97355314
EnrollBusiness.comFreeYes9447244
Streetdirectory$250 otNo link1763572
Yellow PagesFreeYes9754941
Tuugo SGFreeYes57821527
Yellow Pages SMEFree* (basic)Yes94848124
Angloinfo SingaporeFreeYes4612764
Singapore Business FederationStarts at S$321* pa54441541
Singapore Expats$300 ot6752151
The Green BookFreeYes18915047
eGuide SingaporeFree53322538
Singapore.Yalwa.sgFree* or $4.95 pmYes49832123
sg.Kompass.comFree618967
sg.Zipleaf.comFreeYes10547730
Times DirectoriesUnsure138269927
HotfrogFreeYes47267634
Directory Singapore$199 paYes120434410
Yelu.sg (Formerly BusinessList)FreeYes37659728
GrowBusiness$10 ot110654313
AsiaXpat SingaporeNANA49
STclassifiedsFreeYes6294251
SME Toolkit SingaporeFree4008655
Singapore MirrorFree66166140
inSing.comFreeYes18582756

Other online business directories you can try (some at your own risk):

I can’t really vouch for the quality of the following Singapore directories. You can explore and sign up for the free accounts if you like.

Shop Venture: An online directory for online businesses in Singapore. This one looks good, has a good social following, and is highly up-to-date.

SGPBusiness: Another online directory. This one has a bare-bones, no frills feel to it. It does seem rather low quality (I personally haven’t tried), so try at your own risk.

Singapore-Business-Directory: Rather generic name for a generic business directory. This site feels like an old school directory. It’s free and the links are followed. The same company that probably created this directory also probably owns

SGsearch.com (another directory).

(There are actually more Singapore business directories out there but they look increasingly low quality and generic. Do a simple Google search to find them if you really want to submit your listing onto them.)

Update: If you want more sources to get good local links, check out my latest articleBig list of citation sources (and links) for local SEO in Singapore. I also have a list of Singapore forums if you wish to get some links and citations.

I hope this list has been helpful for you. If you know of any other high quality business directories that should be included, do tell me.

Extra notes on Singapore directory use

1. The cost, nofollow, PR, Alexa ,and DA figures are accurate on September 2019. These figures are known to change, so if you find any changes, feel free to let me know.

2. These are general business directories. You can find additional local web directories that are more closely related to your niche by searching [your niche] + [directory Singapore]. By warned though. While niche directories may be more relevant, a lot of them are very low quality and filled with spammy links. Some of them also require a monthly/yearly fee to remain listed – which I think is usually not worth it.

3. Links from directories are good-to-get links because they are quite contextual and mostly free. However, they should only form a small part of your overall link building strategy. Invest time and money into more organic link and content strategies for significant long term benefits.

Are you having problems getting people to your website? If you are a Singapore SME, consider working with me to improve your SEO and generate more sales.

Marcus Wong

Marcus Wong is the SEO Strategist for SEOGoodGuys. His experience comes from personally creating SEO strategies and executing campaigns for over 150 SME businesses since 2011.

This Post Has 34 Comments

  1. Very well-written article! I like the part which you stated “some at your own risk”. Truly thanks 🙂

  2. Thanks Marcus. It has been rather helpful! Can I include this on my digital marketing coaching share with SMEs in Singapore? Calvin Seng is an Online Marketing Coach helping businesses drive more sales and bring business online based in Singapore. We create websites, content, apps, and SEO campaigns that are simple, clean and focused on results. Backed by successful case studies, we also provide result-oriented strategic business consultancy that will bring your brand to the next level.

  3. I have review your Singapore Business Listing very carefully. It is very helpful for me. Please edit this list if possible. Thank you!

  4. Hey, thanks for the directory.
    Been looking for something like this but in the context of singapore.
    You sure saved me lots of time.

  5. Thanks for providing the list, this info will help us SEO specialists like me who are working for Singapore companies. Will check the list and come back with the new comments if I find any.

  6. Hello Sir,
    This article is very nice and shares helpful information regarding Singapore Business Directories.

  7. Want to know more about singerpore business wise automobile and farming.thanks as i wait your prompt response and contact.

  8. Thank you for the updated compilation! Been really helpful!

  9. Thanks for sharing such a list of Singapore business directory. Its help me a lot of.

  10. Great piece of information and just created accounts on the mentioned directories.

  11. As I’m working on a cross-country site this list a lot to me, thanks for helping! :))

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  14. really helpful!

  15. Great Information! Nice Sharing

  16. Thanks for the business listing~

  17. here is one more growbusiness.sg

    1. ok

  18. Thanks for the update. A little worrying, some advice me not to submit to all directory list even though it’s free as changes can’t be made if you relocate your office. Any idea which are the one that is safe to submit.

    1. Hey Jamie. Here are a few things you can try before you submit. If the directory gives you an account and a profile in which you can fill in your company details yourself, it probably means you should be able to make changes. If not, you can always drop them an email to ask if they allow changes before you make a submission.

      1. Thumbs up. Thank you as always.

  19. Great business listing.

  20. Great list of business listing website, recommended to other seo experts also. Also add goo.gl/VQIpDe it a global website registration is absolutely free.

  21. Hi Sir, good day to you, my online directory is ranked 466,868 on alexa.com , not sure if it can be included in this list as well? We offer free company listings and free websites for all companies with unlimited products and services upload at this moment.

  22. Great article and thanks for useful advice.

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