Local SEO Citation Directories For Google Local Search Results

Citation Directories For Local SEO

Most people in the Search Engine Optimization industry know that local search, mobile search, and customer reviews & testimonials are extremely important ranking factors to Google in 2018 and are also very significant to searchers as well.

 

Below is a list of various Local Citation Directory links to submit your business listings to that will allow you to increase your SEO and Google rankings.  Most of these directories have a free submission with paid add-on services.

 

If you do not have the time to manually submit Moz Local SEO Listings or BrightEdge.com Local is an excellent bang for your buck. I would stay away from Yext.

 

The most important thing to note when submitting your information to these directories is to be extremely consistent with your business name, address, phone number and website (NAP) or (NAPW).  If you input different business names, phone numbers or addresses that will confuse the search engines and your listing will not appear as high in the search engine page rankings as you otherwise would.

 

Many of these services will allow you to post profile pictures and links to social media sites like Facebook Pages, Twitter Accounts, Pinterest Accounts, Google+ Accounts, WordPress and Blogger blogs so should set up those profiles before you begin submitting to the local directories.

 

Many of these sites will want you to submit to certain business categories, some more than one category and will also allow you to choose certain keywords that pertain to your business.  Fill in as much information as you possibly can in order for your profile to be as complete as possible.

 

Some of these sites may only allow you to post your information through a service like Yext (which charges $500), if so, skip it and move on unless it is worth it to you to have a service do the data entry rather than yourself or a freelancer.

 

Local SEO Connecticut Directories

1.  Google My Business –  Vital to have site listed & verified by GMB.
2.  Yelp.com – Avoid if possible. Will constantly try to sell you PPC.
3.  FourSquare.com
4.  Yahoo Small Business Directory – Part of Yext Now.
5.  Moz.com – MOZ has a Local SEO service for about $100/year.
6.  Bing Business Local
7.  YP.com
8.  Manta.com
9.  Merchant Circle
10. Brownbook.com
11. Yext.com – Paid Service about $500/ year covers about 100 sites but listings disappear if you don’t pay.
12. Yellow Pages
13. Local.com
14. BrightLocal
15. gravatar.com
16. Localeze
17. Insider Pages
18. Facebook Business Pages
19. Expertfile.com
20. HotFrog.com
21. Superpages
22. White Pages
23. Angie’s List
24. LinkedIn
25. YouTube

I recommend creating profiles at local niche directory sites if they will allow you to put links to your business, personal and social sites for free.  Basically, any site that you are signed up for that lets you post a profile you should use it as an opportunity to publicize your business and get SEO rankings and higher SEO keyword rank in the search engines.

These sites are just a beginning for excellent local SEO.

For Optimum Local SEO Be Prepared To Submit NAP

Remember, be consistent with NAP Name Address and Phone Number.  If your listings are inconsistent it may confuse the search engines.

Company Owner and/or Contact Person

Business Name (use the EXACT company name)

Street Address:

Suite/Office (if any – be consistent):

City:

State:

ZipCode:

Business Primary Phone Number (Use a consistent format across local directories)

Business Fax Number

Business 800 Phone Number

Business Categories – Input as many relevant categories as the site will let you.

Keywords – Input as many relevant keywords as the site will let you.

Website Address It is not necessary to have a website to submit to these local services although strongly recommended even if it is a Facebook, WordPress or Blogger page.

Primary Email Address

Products/Services

Year Established

Hours of Operation

Payment Methods Accepted

Company logo (if any) – If you don’t  have a  logo you can get one made at Fiverr.com

Service Areas – Post your local area and surrounding towns

Business Location Images

Company Owner Picture – Look as professional as possible

Video URL’s – Youtube.com videos describing your business or service can really help. You can also create your own YouTube channel if you have many videos.  Youtube allows you to post up to five links to websites or blogs although I believe only 1 is do follow.

Short description of your business (150-200 characters)

Long description of your business

 

Below is a nice Citation Directory list for Local SEO in 2018. [Mostly Free]

411.com
All Business Now
Alwayslinks.com
AmericanTowns
Ananar.com
AreaConnect
bari.biz
BBB.org
Bedwan.com
Best of The Web (BOTW)
Best of the Web Local
BizJournals
Busybits.com
Chamber of Commerce
City-Data.com
CitySearch
CitySquares
Demandforce
DexKnows.com
Digabusiness.com
Eslovar.com
EZLocal.com
Foursquare
GetFave
Joe Ant
Kudzu
LocalDatabase
LocalGuides
LocalPages
MagicYellow
Manta
Mapquest
Metromix
MojoPages
Patch
Seek On
ServiceMagic
ShowMeLocal
SuperPages
Switchboard
Topix
Tupalo
USCity.net
WhitePages.com
Yellow.com
Yellowbook.com
Yellowbot
Yellowise
YellowMoxie
Yellowpages.com
ZipLocal

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Local SEO Citation Directories For Google
Local SEO Citation Directories For Google
Local SEO Citation Directories For Google. Submit to local citation directories for Local SEO. Quality citation directories are vital for excellent local SEO rankings and possible insertion to the top of Google in their top 3 "map pack.".
Robert Stein
Robert Stein
Connecticut Internet Marketing & SEO