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Top 50 Citation Sites for Local SEO

This post lists the top 50 citation sites for local SEO. A citation is an online reference to your business’s name, address and phone number (NAP). Google uses citations, and also links to your website, when evaluating the online authority of your business. Unlike links though, citations don’t need to be linked to your business’s website in order for you to be credited for them. To optimize for local SEO, most businesses should audit, correct, and create citations from high authority sites and sites that pertain to a particular business category. A law firm, for example, might require citations from AVVO whereas a restaurant needs to make sure its NAP information is accurate on YELP.

According to Moz’s 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors survey, citations play a critical role in local search rankings. Consistency of structured citations—having the business name, address, and phone number (NAP) consistent across the company website, Google My Business, and trusted citation sites—is often one of the key ranking factors in Moz’s survey results each year.

You can choose to update and verify the information on these top 50 citation sites for local SEO manually or you can hire someone to manage this for you. Consider Connect4 Consulting’s Local SEO Services.

Top 50 Citation Sites for Local SEO

  1. Google My Business
  2. Bing Places
  3. Apple Maps
  4. InfoGroup
  5. Acxiom
  6. Factual
  7. Neustar Localeze
  8. Dun & Bradstreet
  9. Facebook
  10. Yelp
  11. Yellowpages
  12. Yahoo! Local
  13. SuperPages
  14. Foursquare
  15. MapQuest
  16. Manta
  17. Local.com
  18. Kudzu
  19. Yellowbook
  20. CityGrid | CitySearch
  21. Chamberofcommerce.com
  22. MerchantCircle
  23. ShowMeLocal
  24. Best of the Web
  25. LocalStack
  26. Hotfrog
  27. Brownbook
  28. Cylex-USA
  29. Insiderpages
  30. EZlocal
  31. eLocal.com
  32. Tupalo
  33. ForLocations
  34. CitySquares
  35. GetFave
  36. 2FindLocal
  37. Nokia Here
  38. Yasabe
  39. AngiesList
  40. Sales Spider
  41. DexKnows
  42. Opendi.us
  43. MyHuckleberry
  44. ZipLocal
  45. iBegin
  46. n49.com
  47. MakeItLocal
  48. B2BYellowpages
  49. BizVotes
  50. Tuugo.us

Updating your listings on these sites is not hard but it’s a tedious process. Each site has different information about you and a different way of verifying the information. Many sites require follow-up phone calls and emails to confirm your business listing. Unless this sounds like a good way to spend your time, Consider Connect4 Consulting’s Local SEO Services.

5 replies
  1. Herbert
    Herbert says:

    digital marketing and SEO expert that have helped a long list of companies all over the world and cyberspace, for their SEO, SEM, SMO, SMM, and web monetization needs. Thank you for sharing this article.Have a great content.Keep sharing.

  2. Doodle Digital
    Doodle Digital says:

    Your article is helpful for beginners. It often surprises me how many people don’t know what a citation is and the power a citation holds. Finally, a place where everyone will get some knowledge about the value of local citation, and the place for citation.

    Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Sandy Rowley
    Sandy Rowley says:

    Great list of SEO citations. Are these all free citation sources? What do you charge to create these citations for businesses? I run a small SEO company in Reno and need ongoing support. I would prefer to work with a small business. Thanks so much.


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