LocalEze is one of the most important sites to list your business on if you want to rank well in Google’s local search results. I’d put it in the top 5. It’s important because it feeds your business info to a ton of other influential third-party sites, which in turn influence your Google local rankings.
All you need on LocalEze is a free listing (though in some situations a paid listing isn’t a bad investment).
Meanwhile, picking the right categories to list your business under is a make-or-break step – both on your Google+Local (formerly Google Places) page and on major third-party sites like LocalEze.
Essentially, it’s your chance to tell Google what search terms you most want to be found for. You don’t want to blow the opportunity.
But in order to select the right categories, you first have to find them on the list. This is very easy to do on many major sites (like Yelp).
However, LocalEze has 1742 categories to choose from. You’re required to choose one for your business – but no more than one.
They have an OK browse feature, but it can still take a while to find the right category, and it will take you forever if you first want to see all your options. I’ve also found that the system can be very slow (it tends to “crunch” a lot).
That’s why I’ve rounded up all 1742 business categories in the LocalEze directory and put them into one easy-to-search list.
Kind of like Mike Blumenthal’s ultra-handy Google category tool, it’s meant to save you a few minutes of frustration and help make sure you pick out the right categories for your business where it really counts.
More specifically, the LocalEze category list is meant to remedy the following problems / nuisances:
- You can only pick one category for your LocalEze listing (for reasons I don’t know). You want to make sure it’s the single-most relevant. It’s much easier to find the right one if you can see all your options at a glance.
- If you’re not sure which category to pick, you need to be able to browse a list easily. But isn’t not always quick or easy to browse through LocalEze interface.
- If you manage listings for several locations – whether you’re a business owner or a local SEO – you’ll probably get tired of searching around for the right category every time you create a listing.
This post would get huge and bloated like 1970’s-era Elvis if I tried to stuff 1742 categories into it. So – as you can see – I didn’t go that route.
You can view or download the LocalEze category list right now:
If you have any suggestions for how I can make the list more useful or just better in general, please leave a comment!