It’s crucial to build local citations and NAP (mentions of your name, address, and phone number) to improve local search engine rankings for your cannabis dispensary and ensure your shop is showing up when people run a search.
To make things easy, we’ve researched and created a comprehensive list of cannabis business directories that are suitable for submission and their domain ratings. Domain rating (DR) ranks all the websites according to Ahrefs, which shows how high the backlink profile of a domain is on a scale from 1 to 100. Backlinks from sites with high domain ratings carry more “weight.” We’ve shared the directories with DRs of 10 or above. Most of these directories are nationwide, but a select few are only available in Colorado.
Which Cannabis Business Directories Should You Sign Up For?
Getting your dispensary listed on several sites can help boost your own rankings, so it makes sense to get your NAP on as many sites as possible. However, some sites do charge, so you’ll want to take a look at how much you’re willing to invest (both time and money) to get it done.
Based on the data we pulled from Ahrefs, the cannabis information resource Leafly is ranked as the most valuable and authoritative among cannabis business directories, with Weedmaps coming in second. Right now, however, Leafly extensive receives 85,800 visits per month, while Weedmaps is pulling in 2,200,000 visitors a month. With so many more monthly visitors, Weedmaps DR may pull ahead of Leafly’s soon.
Keep this in mind when prioritizing your marketing budget for directory listings if you want to list on those platforms. Leafly and Weedmaps both charge anywhere from $1000 up to $30,000 to be included in their directory, with options to be included at the top of their results based on your geographical region. (And, yes, $30k will net you that top spot in a large geographical area like LA.)
If you’re not sure where to get started or just want someone else to do it for you, we can help! Sign up for a strategy session to discuss how cannabis business directory listings and other digital marketing services can boost your profile and increase your sales.
All data in the table below was provided by the third party website Ahrefs, which is a toolset for SEO and marketing. Data last updated 01/09/2020.
|The Cannabis Industry||http://thecannabisindustry.org/join-now/||72|
|Safe Access Now||http://www.safeaccessnow.org/enrolltoday||71|
|Colorado Pot Guide||https://www.coloradopotguide.com/add-my-business/||59|
|Cannabis Business Executive||https://www.cannabisbusinessexecutive.com/join/||56|
|Hail Mary Jane||http://www.hailmaryjane.com/submit-a-guest-blog-to-hail-mary-jane/||44|
|The MJ Directory||http://www.themjdirectory.com/join||34|
|The Cannabis Alliance||http://www.thecannabisalliance.us/membership_sign_up||33|
|MJ Phone Books||https://www.mjphonebooks.com/||32|
|National Cannabis Review||http://nationalcannabisreview.com/marijuana/MedicalMarijuanaDispensary/index.htm||32|
|Love And Marij||http://www.loveandmarij.com/register-dispensary/||28|
|Weed Store Reviews||http://weedstore.reviews/subscribe/||24|
|The Social Weed||https://www.thesocialweed.com/dispensary-locator/||23|
|Cannabis Industry Institute||http://www.cannabisindustryinstitute.com/latest-news/contribute/||20|
|CBD Hemp Finder||https://www.cbdhempfinder.com/checkout/3||20|
|CBD Oil Sale||https://www.cbdoilsale.org/||15|
|The Medical Cannabis Community||https://themedicalcannabiscommunity.org/directory/||13|