Local Citations For SEO Boost

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Build Local Citations for SEO Boost

Building citations is by far one of the best ways to impact local search result rankings and increase local traffic to your website. In addition to the boost provided for local searches by the Name, Address and Phone Number (NAP) listings, many of the same sites will give you a backlink as well.


Why do citations help my ranking?

Google and other search engines will crawl the internet, looking for any mentions of your company’s NAP. Any reference it finds, on a good quality website, will add to your page authority in the local area and increase your ranking for local searches.


How do I build citations for my website?

This part is simple, yet time consuming. You just have to create entries on lots of high domain authority directories, maps and other similar sites. More on that below.



Can I create more than one citation on each site?

If you have multiple locations it’s recommended to create a citation entry for each. If you don’t have an individual website for each of your business locations, you should at least have localised landing pages for each branch on your company website. Include content about the locale and contact details of the regional branch, driving directions, local photos or a map can help too.

People are far more inclined to use local services and buy locally, this is reflected clearly by the increase in popularity of “… Near Me” searches. Creating good quality backlinks and citations for your company’s localised pages, could be one of the strongest SEO techniques of the present day.


Check your current local citations for errors or duplicates

It’s always worth running a few citation checker tools, to see where you stand at present for local citations. Here are some of those very tools, that will check your local citations and tell you where you need to create new citations for your business, update existing citations or remove duplicate citations:

Watch this video from Moz all about local citations:

 


List of best UK citation websites for 2018

To aid you in your mission to create local citations for your business, taking out some of the hard labour searching for decent websites to list your company on, I’ve put together the list of directories below for UK based businesses to create as many citations as you like.

This is current data for 2018 and the citation directories are ordered by Domain Authority, giving the good quality directories with high DA more priority. Citation Value is a combination of domain authority, ease/speed of listing your business and the impact it has on your local search ranking, providing a more specific and deeper  insight into the power of each citation you can create.

Creating a listing in most of these citation directories below will give your website a considerable boost in local search results and put you ahead of your competitors for related search terms.

 

mapsconnect.apple.com General Directory 100 Very High
google.co.uk General Directory 100 Very High
facebook.com General Directory 100 High
bing.com General Directory 99 Very High
directory.independent.co.uk Local Directory 93 medium
foursquare.com General Directory 92 High
directory.thesun.co.uk Local Directory 91 Medium
yell.com General Directory 89 Very High
tomtom.com GPS Data Provider 85 Very High
yelp.co.uk General Directory 81 Very High
thomsonlocal.com General Directory 72 Very High
192.com General Directory 72 Medium
scoot.co.uk General Directory 71 High
tupalo.com General Directory 70 Very High
ibegin.com General Directory 70 High
spoke.com General Directory 67 High
uksmallbusinessdirectory.co.uk General Directory 66 Medium
2findlocal.com General Directory 64 Medium
justlanded.com General Directory 63 Medium
cylex-uk.co.uk General Directory 63 Very High
hotfrog.co.uk General Directory 60 Very High
touchlocal.com General Directory 60 High
where2go.com General Directory 60 Medium
misterwhat.co.uk General Directory 58 High
storeboard.com General Directory 56 Medium
lacartes.com General Directory 55 High
thetradefinder.co.uk General Directory 53 Medium
uk.wowcity.com General Directory 52 Medium
wand.com General Directory 51 Medium
opendi.co.uk General Directory 51 High
uk.myhuckleberry.com General Directory 48 High
searchme4.co.uk General Directory 48 Low
yelloyello.com General Directory 47 Medium
n49.com General Directory 47 Medium
linkbyme.co.uk General Directory 47 Medium
businessvibes.com General Directory 46 Medium
infoisinfo.co.uk General Directory 44 Medium
company.fm General Directory 44 Medium
callupcontact.com General Directory 44 Medium
expressbusinessdirectory.com General Directory 43 Low
b99.co.uk General Directory 42 Low
lekkoo.com General Directory 42 Medium
whodoyou.com General Directory 42 Medium
iglobal.co General Directory 42 Medium
find-us-here.com General Directory 41 Medium
mysheriff.co.uk General Directory 41 Medium
tipped.co.uk General Directory 40 High
inuklocal.co.uk General Directory 40 Low
gb.enrollbusiness.com General Directory 40 Medium
cybo.com General Directory 40 Medium
citylocal.co.uk General Directory 40 Medium
uk.ypgo.net General Directory 39 Low
1stdirectory.co.uk General Directory 39 Medium
uk.bizadee.com General Directory 38 Low
list-company.com General Directory 38 Low
thelocalweb.net General Directory 37 Low
businessnetwork.co.uk General Directory 37 Medium
localstore.co.uk General Directory 36 Low
lynkos.com General Directory 35 Low
tuugo.co.uk General Directory 33 Medium
localdatasearch.com General Directory 32 Very High
placereference.com General Directory 32 Medium
listz.co.uk General Directory 32 Low
pageze.com General Directory 31 Low
fyple.co.uk General Directory 31 Medium
routeandgo.net General Directory 29 Low
odovo.co.uk General Directory 29 Medium
internetbusinessdirectory.co.uk General Directory 29 Low
townrenowned.com General Directory 27 Low
citiservi.co.uk General Directory 27 Low
businessspread.co.uk General Directory 27 Low
listings.findthecompany.co.uk General Directory 26 Low
yellowleaf.co.uk General Directory 25 Medium
placeslocally.co.uk General Directory 25 Low
zipleaf.co.uk General Directory 24 Medium
streetdir.com/UK/ General Directory 24 Low
greenpagesdirectory.net General Directory 24 Low
fonolive.com General Directory 24 Medium
uk.bisnzz.com General Directory 22 Low
in-britain.co.uk General Directory 21 Low
companies-gb.com General Directory 14 Low
openstreetmap.org GPS Data provider 10 Low

There’s plenty more where this came from in the White Rabbit blog.


 

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