The best local citation sources for US, Canada, Australia, and the UK
To compete in the local search market every website needs to develop a solid network of reputable references that accurately detail the particulars of the business online. Things like the address and phone number, hours of operation and most importantly, links to the site and the business social accounts. When a business adds its details to this network of citation sites it builds authority for that business’s web reputation regarding its products or services. The stronger the authority the higher the potential rankings within the search engine results and what business website wouldn’t want that.
Below there are 4 lists of local citation sites that businesses could use to build their online authority. It is important to use only the lists that reflect where the business conducts local business. It is also very important that all of the business details that are added to these citation sites are consistent; same address, phone numbers, hours of operation, etc. The business is trying to establish authority through transparency so be accurate and consistent. The more information that is added the better. There will be the opportunity to add photos of the business as well as links to the business social media accounts. If possible add everything you can. This may be time consuming but it is well worth the effort.
Top 50 Citation Sources in the United States
1. YellowPages 2. Industry Canada 3. 411 4. Yelp 5. 6. Bing Places 7. WebLocal 8. GoldBook 9. n49 10 HotFrog 11. iBegin 12. MapQuest 13. BrownBook 14. Profile Canada 15. ShopInCanada 16. Cylex 17. eSource Canada 18. Found Locally 19. MySheriff 20. Pinbud 21. DakiTaki 22. Find
23. Yalwa 24. Foursquare 25. Opendi 26. TheBlurb 27. PhonePages 28. YLM 29. Fyple 30. OurBis
1. 118Information 2. LocalDataCompany 3. MarketLocation 4. ThomsonLocal 5. Infoserve 6. Bing Places 7. TouchLocal 8. Yell 9. Yelp 10. FreeIndex 11. Scoot 12. 192 13. HotFrog 14. Cylex 15. Tipped 16. MyLocalServices 17. MisterWhat 18. Fyple 19. Brownbook 20. SmileLocal 21. Wampit 22. Yalwa 23. MySheriff 24. LocalStore 25. Foursquare 26. TheBestOf 27. CityLocal 28. CityVisitor 29. LocalMole 30. UFindUs
1. Yellowpages 2. TrueLocal 3. StartLocal 4. Yelp 5. WhitePages 6. Local 7. Aussieweb 8. Eatability 9. dLook 10. WoMo 11. LocalBusinessGuide 12. RaveAboutIt 13. Cylex 14. Brownbook 15. Australian Guide 16. POIDB 17. Bloo 18. Fyple 19. Yalwa 20. NationalDirectory 21. ComeonAussie 22. LocalStore 23. BusinessListings 24. BusinessSearch 25. CityBase 26. WampIt 27. LocalBusinessSearch 28. VereDirectory 29. Tupalo 30. HotFrog
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