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150 Local Citations for SEO

Local SEO for Your Business

We’ve put together a ready to use list of 150 local citations for SEO complete with sources and directories that we use for our clients. Work your way through the list, using the same information about your business at each listing location.

Allow 1-2 hours per 5 listing at the beginning and then things will pickup. If this time commitment is unreasonable or not cost effective for you we can do this work for you

If you would like to learn more about the importance of Local citations for Local SEO read here.

In addition to this list, it is also a great idea to get your name and information listed in local directories, industry specific directories, with local newspapers, with local chambers, and with local or regional blogs and websites.

Local Citation Pro Tips:

Some of these listing sites will give you ton of “almost spam” in your inbox after you get the listing confirmed. My professional suggestion is to create another email address for these listings. Something like listings@yourdomain.com a simple yahoo or gmail address will not work.

Also you don’t have to and shouldn’t post in every one of these. If you are not a hotel business then don’t post on hotels.com.

Top 150 Local Citation Directories

#SiteLinks
1Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/
2Google Places (aka Google+ Local) http://www.google.com/+/business/
3Bing – Places for Businesshttps://www.bingplaces.com/
4Hotfrog.comhttp://www.hotfrog.com/
5Yahoo Directoryhttp://dir.yahoo.com/
6Yahoo Localhttp://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/local-listings/
7AOL Yellow Pageshttp://yellowpages.aol.com/
8BizJournalshttp://businessdirectory.bizjournals.com/
9DMOZ-odp.orghttp://www.dmoz.org/
10BBB.orghttp://www.bbb.org/
11MapQuesthttp://www.mapquest.com/
12Yelphttp://www.yelp.com/
13Booking.comhttp://www.booking.com/
14tripadvisorhttp://www.tripadvisor.com/
15Foursquarehttp://foursquare.com/add_venue
16Yellowpages.comhttp://www.yellowpages.com/
17CitySearchhttp://www.citysearch.com/
18SuperPageshttp://www.superpages.com/
19Yellowbookhttp://www.yellowbook.com/
20OpenTablehttp://www.opentable.com/
21MerchantCirclehttp://www.merchantcircle.com/
22Mantahttp://www.manta.com/
23Price Linehttp://www.priceline.com/
24UrbanSpoonhttp://www.urbanspoon.com/
25WeddingWirehttp://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-vendors
26Yello Wikis Wikiahttp://yellowikis.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
27Hotels.comwww.hotels.com/
28Kayakhttp://www.kayak.com/
29Virtual Touristhttp://www.virtualtourist.com/
30Yellhttp://www.yell.com/
31Frommershttp://www.frommers.com/
32Insider Pageshttp://www.insiderpages.com/
33Patchhttp://www.patch.com/
34DexKnowshttps://www.dexknows.com/
35Thumb Tackhttp://www.thumbtack.com/
36Anywhohttp://www.anywho.com/whitepages
37Mojopageshttp://www.mojopages.com/
38HomeAdvisorhttp://www.homeadvisor.com/
39Avvohttp://www.avvo.com/
40DexKnowshttp://www.dexknows.com/
41WhoWherehttp://yellowpages.whowhere.com/
42Businesshttp://www.business.com/directory/
43Kudzuhttp://www.kudzu.com/
44Gazettehttps://gazette.partners.local.com/
45Local.comhttp://www.local.com/
46Best of the Web Localhttp://local.botw.org/
47HopStophttps://www.hopstop.com/
48True Localhttp://www.truelocal.com.au/
49USCIty.nethttp://uscity.net/
50Zoom Infohttp://www.zoominfo.com/
51Yext.comhttp://www.yext.com/
52ChamberofCommercehttp://www.chamberofcommerce.com/
53Wedding Channelhttp://local.weddingchannel.com/wedding-vendors
54Decidiohttp://www.decidio.com/
55Judy’s Bookhttp://www.judysbook.com/
56Project Weddinghttp://www.projectwedding.com/vendor/reviews
57Zaba Searchhttps://www.zabasearch.com/
58iBeginhttp://www.ibegin.com/
59Caringhttp://www.caring.com/
60Indeedhttps://www.Indeed.com
61InfoUSAhttp://www.infousa.com/
62Jayde.comhttp://jayde.com/
63RadarFrog.GateHouseMedia.comhttp://radarfrog.gatehousemedia.com/
64Jigsawhttp://www.jigsaw.com/
65Local Yodlehttp://local.yodle.com/
66PegasusDirectory.comhttp://pegasusdirectory.com/
67Dealer Raterhttp://www.dealerrater.com/
68DiscoverOurTownhttp://www.discoverourtown.com/
69For Renthttps://www.forrent.com/
70AreaConnecthttp://www.areaconnect.com/
71FindTheBest.comhttp://www.findthebest.com/
72Mac Raes Blue Bookhttp://www.macraesbluebook.com/
73Wellnesshttp://www.wellness.com/
74Brownbookhttp://www.brownbook.net/
75Party Pophttp://www.partypop.com/list-your-business
76SalesSpider.comhttp://www.salespider.com/
77Supermediahttp://www.supermedia.com/
78Tupalohttp://tupalo.com/
79Simply Hired  https://www.simplyhired.com
80Yellow.comhttp://www.yellow.com/
81Factualhttp://www.factual.com/
822FindLocal.comhttp://www.2findlocal.com/
83CityVoterhttp://cityvoter.com/
84Gathering Guidehttp://www.gatheringguide.com/
85ZipLocalhttp://www.ziplocal.com/
86Allpages.comhttp://www.allpages.com/
87City Squareshttp://citysquares.com/
88Check Bookhttp://www.checkbook.org/
89Express Update Usahttp://www.expressupdateusa.com/
90PowerProfiles.comhttp://www.powerprofiles.com/
91ShowMeLocalhttp://www.showmelocal.com/
92Tjooshttp://www.tjoos.com/
93B2BYellowPages.comhttp://www.b2byellowpages.com/
94Biz Hwyhttp://www.bizhwy.com/
95Companyhttp://www.company.com/
96All Menushttp://www.allmenus.com/
97Boulevardshttp://www.boulevards.com/
98Goby.comhttp://www.scout.me/
99LocalPageshttp://www.localpages.com/
100EZ Localhttp://ezlocal.com/
101Bundlehttp://bundle.com/
102Biz Wikihttp://www.bizwiki.com/
103Cylex-USAhttp://www.cylex-usa.com/
104Page Insiderhttp://www.pageinsider.com/
105Lacarteshttp://www.lacartes.com/
106Directory Mhttp://www.directorym.com/
107eBusinessPages.comhttp://ebusinesspages.com/
108Tyloonhttp://www.tyloon.com/
109City Gridhttp://www.citygrid.com/
110Directory.AChttp://directory.ac/
111eLocal Listinghttp://www.elocallisting.com/
112Local Searchhttp://www.localsearch.com/
113My Huckle Berryhttp://www.myhuckleberry.com/
114Universal Business Listinghttps://www.ubl.org/
115MatchPointhttp://www.matchpoint.com/
116List-of-Companies.orghttp://companylist.org/
117We Go Placeshttp://www.wegoplaces.com/
118City Starhttp://citystar.com/
119DirectoryM.nethttp://directorym.net/
120Find It Nowhttp://www.finditnow.com/
121Infignoshttp://www.infignos.com/
122TheUSAExplorerhttp://www.theusaexplorer.com/
123ThinkLocalhttp://www.thinklocal.com/
124Yello Yellohttp://www.yelloyello.com/
125Rate My Areahttp://ratemyarea.com/
126Cherrp.comhttp://cherrp.com/
127LocalDatabasehttp://www.localdatabase.com/
128Yellowisehttp://www.yellowise.com/
129Hello Metrohttp://www.hellometro.com/
130ExportFocus.comhttp://exportfocus.com/
131Yellow Assistancehttp://www.yellowassistance.com/
132Zip Leafhttp://www.zipleaf.com/
133Bola Listhttp://www.bolalist.com/
134GetFreeListing.comhttp://getfreelisting.com/
135Citi Servihttp://www.citiservi.com/
136CityFos.comhttp://www.cityfos.com/index.htm
137Fyplehttp://www.fyple.com/
138Rank Spherehttp://www.ranksphere.com/
139Best Service Placehttp://bestserviceplace.com/
140Local Search Lighthttp://www.localsearchlight.com/
141MakeitLocal.comhttp://www.makeitlocal.com/
142My Sheriffhttp://www.mysheriff.net/
143YellowMoxiehttp://www.yellowmoxie.com/
144CornerstonesWorld.comhttp://www.cornerstonesworld.com/
145Shop Locallyhttp://www.shoplocally.com/
146MyLocalServices.ushttp://www.mylocalservices.com/
147Home Owners Circlehttp://homeownerscircle.com/
148I Got Bizhttp://igotbiz.com/
149CBSYellowPages.comhttp://cbsyellowpages.com/
150PetesDirectory.comhttp://petesdirectory.com/

150 local SEO citation sites can be overwhelming at first, however we’ve made it easy for you by sorting the list based on Authority

If you’re interested in professional help with your search results for Local Listings and personalized search engine optimization check out our Local SEO Service or Talk to Us about your challenges and business goals.

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Local SEO for Your Business

Local SEO for Your Business

How Citations Improve your Local Search Rankings

In what follows we will first discuss Local SEO proper and it’s importance for your business.

From this point I’ll discuss how citations fit into that strategy and finally I’ll give you a quick solution for the citation problem. You can jump to the end here.

Let’s talk SEO, search engine optimization, and how to build your local presence on Google and the SERPS.  A big part of off page SEO is still backlinks and it’s important to get some naturally.  Don’t pay for your links this can give you a penalty from Google and cause you to lose rank.  It’s tempting but don’t do it.

New to link building?  Moz has a great beginners guide I don’ t have the time or resources to emulate so here’s the link.

In that article link building is defined as “the process of acquiring hyperlinks from other websites to your own.” That same article goes on to suggest that links are one important way that Google and other Search Engines decide how to rank a site.  Generally, the thought is that more links and better quality links are important for ranking

The importance of Local Citations for your business

Local SEO and the Importance of Citations

I agree that link building and link acquisition is important for business and thus I encourage you as a website owner to work hard to produce content that will be linked. However, today I want to focus on link building for local SEO and namely local citations.

This is a Real non-Rhetorical Question:

Do you ever find yourself wondering about your competitors and why they are ranking for local key words and on Google Maps higher than you? 

If so the quick answer lies in something called a local citation aka a business citation or sometimes called a business directory listing.

Essentially a local citation is made up of one of the following:

  • Company name.
  • Company name & phone number.
  • Company name, phone number, & address.
  • Company name, phone number, address, & website.
  • Company name & website.
  • Company phone number.
  • And so on.

When you think of Local Citations think NAP:

  • Name
  • Address
  • phone number

Darren Shaw of Whitespark.ca has a nice summary of What a Local Citation is and how to get them.  https://whitespark.ca/blog/what-is-a-local-citation-for-local-seo/

While we started this local SEO discussion talking about links it’s important to note that a local citation doesn’t need a link to your site to help with your local SEO.  A citation validates and confirms your business is real and valid with or without a link.  Citations help build the following a case for verification, trust and prominence.

Local SEO citations

Why your Business should Care about Local Citations

Google and other Search Engines like Bing “read” these third party business directories and listing sites (the one’s that hold local citations) and take the data into account when determining which business/website to show for Geo-targeted searches. 

Simply put Local Citations will help you to gain ground on your competitors in the Local Rankings.

Local SEO Action Items

The list of local citation and business directories is huge with literally 1000’s of niche directories.  How should you attack the list?

You have two general options: do it yourself or hire someone to do it.

Two General Options

DIY Local SEO Citation Option:

This option is definitely cost effective.  However, it’s like all things that are repetitive and boring—time consuming.  You must ask yourself if your time is worth more to you than the amount of hours it will take to submit individually to each list.

Sure you can hire a virtual assistant or someone online, a college student, etc however, the quality of work is important here to.  Google and the Search Engines do not like it when your NAP doesn’t match.  So make sure that you check the work of VA’s and other low cost “helpers” before going all in with them.

Do it Yourself Game Plan?

If you decide to go this Do it Yourself Option I would simply set up a plan to hit 4 to 5 a day for 30 days or 60 or whatever.  Create a scheduled time each day to do the work. Sit back and do it.

In my experience expect each 4 to 5 listings to take around 1 to 2 hours at first.

Hire or Outsource the Local Citations

Here at Green Thoughts Consulting building local citations is part of the Search Engine Optimization we do daily for clients.  

If you are interested discussing that get in touch with us today.

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Finally, we have put together a list of 150 of the best and highest quality business directory listings for your convenience. Enjoy.

You can find the list here.