Directory Sites for Citations

Citations are mentions of your business on the web. The quantity and quality of the citations for a business are known to be a significant ranking factor for search engine listings—especially for local businesses. Citations can be created for free on many different directory sites on the web. Before starting to build citations on the following sites, ensure that:

 

  1. You have registered your business with Google, Yahoo, and Bing. (This involved filling out a form, and then a verification process to verify that your business exists where you say it does.)
  2. You understand that it’s crucially important to have a consistent NAP (name, address, and phone number) for your business around the web. Any discrepancies can be damaging to your credibility (and ranking) with the search engines.

Before going to directory sites individually, it’s a good idea to use GetListed.com first. It will help you get started with getting the most important citations established. Yext.com and Localeze.com are also good sites to help you as well.

 

AllPages.com
AngiesList.com
BBB.org
BingPlaces.com
Bizwiki.com
Cherrp.com
Citygrid.com
Company.com
Companylist.org
Ezlocal.com
Foursquare.com
Kudzu.com
LinkedIn.com
Local.botw.org
Local.com
Local.yahoo.com
Localdatabase.com
Localguides.com
LocalPages.com
Makeitlocal.com
Manta.com
Matchpoint.com/directory
MerchantCircle.com
Mojopages.com
Mygreenpages.com/
Mylocalservices.com
Nethulk.com/
Nexport.com/
Oneclicklocal.com
Oodle.com
Patch.com
Pegasusdirectory.com/
Premiumpages.net
Revark.com
Salesspider.com
Seekitlocal.com
Serviceslisted.com
Sheridanmedia.bizlistonline.com/
Showmelocal.com
Snaplocalbiz.com
Socialraves.com
Socialstreets.com
Somuch.com
Speedy-pete.com/
SuperPages.com / SuperMedia.com
Tenlist.com
Theultimateonlinedirectory.com
Theusaexplorer.com
Thinklocal.com
Thumbtack.com
Topix.com
Whofish.com
YellowBook.com
Yellowee.com
Yellowhours.com
Yellowise.com
Yellowmoxie.com
Yelp.com
YP.com