A business directory is the most important tool to find the business you are looking for. The online business directory has many features that eliminate the limitations of the printed version. You can do free online advertising through a business directory.
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Some of the distinguishing features are:
1. Large categorization of Data: The data can be arranged in an online business directory and is not limited to the number of pages.
2. More customer-friendly: It is more user-friendly in which a person can easily know how to look into it. It also offers a self-help guide to sift the information it contains.
3. Some basic categorization on one source: The same data can be arranged differently. For example, data can be set on the basis of:
a) Users: Kids and Teens Directories, etc.
b) Goods / Products: Computers Directory, Games Directory, etc.
c) Function: Directory Directory of Health Science, Sports Directory, etc.
d) Areas: Regional Directory, Directory, Society, Continent based or country-based, etc.
However, the printed version can have one or two categories of settings only.
4. Easy to pick up and add data: You can enter keywords in the 'Search' and this will bring relevant information in front. But, the business directory is published, you must first sift through the index, go to the page, and then browse the list. Furthermore, the update can be done on a daily basis instead of on a weekly, bi-weekly, quarterly, or yearly.