Are you a machine shop or manufacturer that produces unique parts for other
businesses and are looking to get more online quotes than what your website
generates? Then subscribing to some of the following BtoB online directories
and manufacturing websites may be the solution. Most of the listed online
manufacturing related directories include both a free and paid listing. Paid
listings get you listed quicker, provide inbound SEO link juice and results in
a better page rank. Online directories level the playing field for companies
who do no rank high for certain organic searches. Also included are
manufacturing related websites that connect buyers and sellers.
ThomasNet is the world’s largest sourcing destination for industrial buyers & engineers. A free listing is available but the ThomasNet editors decide your category listing. A paid
listing will move you to the front of the product categories that you select.
The amount you pay for a listing in a selected category is decided by what
other companies are paying. Category positioning is similar to Google Adwords.
Inbound links are included with a paid listing resulting in quality SEO link
MacRaes Blue Book is very similar to ThomasNet. Based in Canada, this
searchable online directory serves 85% US and 15% Canadian industrial BtoB
companies. Potential buyers can link to your website directly, call you or
request a quote.
Zycon is an online source for technical buyers, purchasing agents, and
engineers to locate manufacturing companies. Free listings can take months and
will expire after a year. Yearly, Platinum, Gold & Silver listings decide
your category rank. Platinum listings will cost the most but rank you higher
resulting in more website traffic and online quotes. The Logo program is a less
expensive option which gives you 20 product listings and an inbound link to
If your company is not already listed with this directory, you can get
listed for free. A premium listing will cost $125/year resulting in more
traffic since your listing is moved to the top of the product categories and is
viewed without the Google ads.
IQS is a directory of industrial supply, manufacturers, purchasing, services
and components. It includes a Metal Process section for browsers who need
quotes ranging from CNC milling, die casting, EDMing to water jet machining.
For a fee, your machine shop can get listed in this directory.
6. Kelly Search
Kelly Search is a business to business supplier search engine that brings
buyers and sellers together. Free and paid advertisements are available.
JobShop.com is a paid online directory. The site website connects
buyers of custom contract manufactured parts with job shops who produces these
Super Pages is the online version of the old Yellow Pages phone book. There
is a free listing but a paid listing sends you to the front of the line
resulting in more traffic. For example, Super Pages can tell you how many
monthly searches were made (on SuperPages.com) for machine shops in a particular
city or county. For $99/month and 1 year subscription, your company listing can
show up in selected categories. Select up to 5 cities or 1 county.
GlobalSpec is a search engine and information resource for the engineering,
industrial and technical communities. The site helps engineers find industrial
parts. As a job shop you can submit a free listing at http://www.globalspec.com/submit-site
MFG.com is not a directory, nor a search engine but a website that connects
buyers with suppliers of manufacturing services. MFG.com supports over 300
manufacturing categories including machining, fabrication, molding, casting,
extrusions, forging, metal stamping and contract manufacturing of electronic
components. If an item needs to be manufactured, it can be sourced through
MFG.com. If you’re a manufacturing shop that does outside work it may be worth subscribing to MFG.com
eMachineShop is a site which any company or individual can design, price,
and instantly order custom mechanical parts. eMachineShop is also seeking
suppliers to supplement our in-house manufacturing capabilities in delivering custom parts their customers. Click here for more information.