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Online directories are a great way for Native American businesses to promote their websites. They help boost your rankings, increase exposure and generate more web traffic too!

By being listed in an online directory, search engines such as Google will see a link from the directory pointing back to your website, these are called a backlink or inbound links. Backlinks will make your website appear more credible and authoritative to Google. The more backlinks you have, the more likely Google will list you higher in their search results.

Consider the following Native American directories as a starting point for promoting your business website.

 

1) Go Native American is a directory specific to Native American stores, cultural reference material, radio stations, galleries and businesses. Use their “Contact Us” form to submit your information.
http://gonativeamerican.org/

2) The American Indian Business (AIBN) is a Network Directory where you will find Native American Owned Businesses for all your needs. http://www.americanindianbusiness.net/directory/index.php This is one of the higher ranked sites with a Google PR5, which is an excellent backlink to have pointing back to your website. Email your listing request to Sky Vasquez at svasquez@indiangaming.org

3) Native America On The Web promotes Native business and cultures throughout the United States and Canada http://www.naotw.biz/   They offer a free listing reserved for Native American artists or businesses who are just starting up. They do ask for a returning link from your website to theirs. They also offer an upgraded listing for $19.95 per year. Click on the “advertise” link for more info or go straight to the listing form http://www.naotw.biz/directory/basic-business-listing-form

4) Indian Village is an extensive Native American Indian Business Directory including history, Indian museum links, Native American Indian Arts & crafts, Government and Tribal links and more http://indianvillage.com/Native-American-Indian-Directory.htm  Email your listing request to Dillon Hartman at durangodillon@gmail.com 

5) NativeWeb provides a cyber-place for Earth’s indigenous peoples around the world. http://www.nativeweb.org/resources/native_businesses_products/native_owned_businesses/ Click on the “Submit a Site!” link to read their guidelines and fill out the submission form.

 

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6) WWW Virtual Library – American Indians is a comprehensive Index of Native American Resources on the Internet http://www.hanksville.org/NAresources/ Use the Submit or update a URL lonk at the bottom of their page.

7) Native American Sites http://www.nativeculturelinks.com/indians.html  Email your listing request to lamitten@yahoo.com

Making sure that you have an online presence anywhere your potential customers might find you is critical to a successful marketing plan. Take advantage of this free advertizing and add your Native American business to these Native directories today!

 

Are there any Native American directories that we missed? Let us know in the comments below!