With the recent string of top notch business/company directories I’ve been finding great places to build links, expand your business and build your brand better. I recently talked about getting listed with Company.com and Manta.com, and now I bring you ChamberOfCommerce.com. I really like these types of sites as they provide legit businesses with a place to network and build trust online. Currently this website is for US businesses only, so us Canadians weren’t able to sign up and build a legit profile.
The links are cloaked so there’s no link juice being passed, but that’s fine with us. Not every link needs to be follow/dofollow to have value. While there are varying levels of accounts you can get from free to costly, I’d hope the more expensive monthly accounts come with some sort of added benefit…but now I’m getting into paid link territory. There’s not much else offered here that’s unique at the moment other than business advice and guidance from industry professionals. That’s nothing to shake a stick at but it definitely won’t come cheap!
It has been a while since we’ve dropped an actual link building tip, so how about we finally give everyone something to work with? A lot of past tips just ended up getting spammed to death, so this is a good reason we stopped dropping linking tips. We will however give you folks a bone if there is something industry specific, or a moderated site that won’t end up in the spam bin. Today that website in question is Company.com, and they’re more than just a link building resource. I’m pleased to see what they’re doing with the site overall, and you can bet this social business platform is going places in 2011.
While it has been a mediocre year in growth for the site, it seems it is also the first this platform was deployed on the domain. The 2.0 revolution has brought on all sorts of new age business directories, but few are as nicely designed and thought out as this one. The only other company database I can think of that even comes close is Manta. I created our Company.com profile rather quickly as of today, so it isn’t the prettiest, but it does give you an idea what you can do on this powerhouse of a social network.
Besides getting your business page listed with them( which includes links), there is a whole whack of cool stuff you can do here. I’ll start by saying business networking opportunities are a plenty, and the questions & answers section is fully interactive. They have an articles section that is written by their team, but hopefully they’ll open it up to quality writers from companies listed on their site. I don’t see why they wouldn’t do this because it’s a great way to have amazing people write great content. All in all, you don’t want to miss out from listing your business with Company.com!