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      Top Citations Service Pages for US small business


      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  https://business.google.com   Google My Business  (please see the link to our post below on maximizing your GMB listing)

      https://www.bingplaces.com/     Bing Places

      3https://mapsconnect.apple.com/       Apple Maps

      4https://www.expressupdate.com/    ExpressUpdate

      5https://mybusinesslistingmanager.myacxiom.com/     Acxiom

      6http://www.factual.com/    Factual

      7https://www.neustarlocaleze.biz/    LocalEze

      8https://www.dandb.com/businessdirectory     D&B

      9https://www.facebook.com/   Facebook

      10https://www.yelp.com  Yelp

      11http://www.yellowpages.com/   Yellowpages

      12https://local.yahoo.com/    Yahoo! Local

      13http://www.superpages.com/   Superpages

      14https://foursquare.com/   Foursquare

      15https://www.mapquest.com/    MapQuest

      16https://www.manta.com/    Manta

      17http://www.local.com/     Local.com

      18http://www.kudzu.com/    Kudzu

      19http://www.yellowbook.com/    Yellowbook

      20http://www.citysearch.com/    Citysearch

      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.