How to Boost Your Local SEO With Citations

Reblogger Rain Silverhawk
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Sandpoint rain@lakeandhomes.com SP36782

Thanks Tammy Emineth for the fantastic job you did on this.  I just had someone ask me earlier today to send them an email explaining how to do this very thing.  I am sending them to your post as I speak.  Well earned feature article congrats!

 

Original content by Tammy Emineth

Local SEO at its Finest


Ok, so let's start with the simple question. What is a business citation?

Business Citations are what Google and Bing use to rank your site in the three-pack. Three pack? What is a three-pack?

In the Google Search results you will see this:

Google results three pack
No doubt that you have seen then while you are searching the web and while you may have a listing here, there is a way to outrank your competitors by doing the following steps.

Create a business citation – easier said than done, like everything marketing but you need to have the following information to create a citation.

  1. Business Name
  2. Business Address
  3. Owner Name
  4. Phone
  5. Website
  6. Category
  7. Keywords
  8. Logo
  9. Hours – Even if you don’t have hours put in hours
  10. Social Media Links
  11. Payment Method – fill out even if you don’t take payments
  12. Business Description
  13. Business Email


Ok, now that you have all of that stuff, you just need to use this same exact information every time you create a citation (EXACTLY THE SAME INFORMATION)


The next information you need to find out is where to put your citation, I am happy to provide a list of places you can go to but you will need industry-specific sites. For example, if you are a real estate agent then you should have a listing on Zillow, Realtor.com, Trulia, Homes.com same as if you were a lawyer; findlaw.com, avo.com, lawyers.com. I think you get the idea.

Here is a list of 150 citations that will work for any industry just remember that they all need to be the same EXACTLY the same

Business CitationOr just take it one at a time and go down the list:


MerchantCircle.com
Just Dial
World Web
Yellow Book
Yellow Bot
Thryv
BrownBook.net
Chamberofcommerce.com
Hotfrog.com
Cylex.us.com
Localstack
Foursquare.com
Yasabe
Express Update
BusinessRater.com
callupcontact.com
a-zbusinessfinder.com
fonolive.com
askmap.net
freelistingusa.com
dealerbaba.com
storeboard.com
iglobal.co
americantowns.com
yelloyello.com
Manta.com
Dex Knows
whodoyou.com
linkcentre.com
justpaste.it
tumblr.com
usa-yellowpagesonline.com
globalcatalog.com
zeemaps.com
n2local.com
houzz.com
BizVotes.com
finditguide.com
usaveeveryday.com
yepplocal.com
usaonlineclassifieds.com
nextbizthing.com
equiag.com
rapidtimenetwork.com
quponing.com
webwiki.com
oscarpages.com
lekkoo.com
pininthemap.com
about.me
Myspace.com
usnetads.com
hot-web-ads.net
flipboard.com
yellow.place
place123.net
LocalEZe
DandB
travelful.net
neighbourhooddirectory.com
creadir.com
ebusinesspages.com
addocker.com
redagents.com
todaysdirectory.com
quora.com
trueen.com
ibiznessdirectory.com
beatyourprice.com
demobootstrap.com
judysbook.com
eliteservicesnetwork.com
theyellowpagesonline.com
professionalservices4u.com
protrading.com
fonolocal.com
pageze.com
fonobiz.com
fonopages.com
fonolist.com
ntdirectory.com
mapquest.com
bigworlddirectory.com
worldbazaardirectory.com
bestbusinesslocal.com
findtitlecompany.com
greenbaywibizdirectory.com
citybyapp.com
mamasmarketplace.com
spoke.com
adswan.com
superlist.us
yellchoice.com
businesslistify.com
listnow.co
pop.uservoice.com
meetpark.com
cyourad.com
spoonchy.com
freeclipartsy.com
classifieds.blackworld.com
servzip.com
rightmethod.com
glencovecentraldirectory.com
goodnewspress.us
wikiwand.uservoice.com
best-divorce.attorney
bebee.com
scribblemaps.com
pastebin.com
linkedlog.com
feedback.databricks.com
looklocally.com
eagleswing.org
goldenyearsplus.com
ranklegal.com
solartize.com
last.fm
deliverzip.com
dcsrg.com
Tagged.com
Hi5.com
yalwa.com
revdex.com
supershopper.org
byregion.com
trustpilot.com
youtube.com
medium.com
sitejabber.com
sites.google.com
pitnit.com
boredpanda.com
webforcompany.com
Opendi
Tupalo.com
N49.com
Fyple.com
eLocal.com
Tuugo.com
ezlocal.com
cataloxy.com
cityfos.com
wherezit.com
hubbiz.com
communitywalk.com
find-us-here.com
bizhwy.com
us.enrollbusiness.com
the920.com
gomylocal.com
city-data.com
agreatertown.com
City Squares
Yellow Pages
Acxiom
BOTW
Infobel
B2BYellowpages
ThreeBestRated
MyHuckleberry.com


I know what you are thinking? Why would I waste my time adding my information to all of these sites? Google My Business and Bing Business crawl the internet and they find your business listings and match it agains what you have used for them. The more citations that you have the better and the more your citations match each other the better, this is why we want to match your citations exactly.

What else can I do?


The number of reviews is also a way to outrank your competitors as well. Google uses their own review engine, while Bing and Yahoo use Yelp, so as you get reviews in the future make sure that you encourage your customers to leave you a review in one of those places.

One more Little Tidbit - 

Here is an article on how to make it easy for your customers to leave you a review – Easy Google Reviews

 

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Great post as citations are just so important and they have to be the same!

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