TOP 20 US CITATION SITES
There are hundreds of directories but only around 75 Citation Sites (directories) and of course, several Local Directories that are most vital to your online reputation. Although no one ever really visits many of these places they send ‘signals’ to other places on the web by giving directions to your home page which in turn gives your site authority.
For instance, I may never visit the online Yellow Pages… however, the ‘bots’ do. And Google relies on it’s ‘bots’ to scan the web and find out which business’ are legitimate. Listing on these service pages gives your website the authority it needs to prove that your company is legit. 🙂
You can start here with the top 20 most important sites to be associated with. Click on the links below to add your local business to each directory.
1 Google My Business (please see the link to our post below on maximizing your GMB listing)
12 Yahoo! Local
You can use the guidelines for your GMB listing to make sure you have a nice profile created on each of these citations. Optimizing your profiles will give your business the right authority it needs and provide a consistent message to the search engines.