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Citation Directories For Local SEO Results

Citation Directories For Local SEO Rank

 

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 Citation Directories

1.  Google My Business –  Vital to have a site listed & verified by GMB.
2.  Yelp.com – 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 covers 100+ sites but cannot update listings if you leave.
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 to follow.

Short description of your business (150-200 characters)

Long description of your business

 

More Citation Directories For Local SEO Results

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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Being involved with SEO & AdWords for 13 years hand have studied many SEO techniques and websites. There are correct SEO methods and other methods that could get you banned fro Google.

I have consulted with website designers on behalf of business owners to ensure that appropriate SEO techniques are being used as well as used my SEO to fix issues on entire websites.

Google favors a site that has proper security. Those sites begin with HTTPS. If you are still using HTTP, that is not good.  You’ll need an SSL certificate from your web host to show Google be a secure site and get a slight rank bump from Google. Many hosting companies will give you an SSL certificate for free.

I ensure appropriate META <TITLE> tags are on each page.  Many sites have no title tags but it is one of the most important factors Google takes into consideration in determining a page’s topic, strength, and rank.

An HTML tag <H1> important too. I will explain later.  Meta Descriptions are also important not for any SEO ranking factors but into communicating to the customer why to click to your website.  It needs to be enticing, informative, titillating (if such a Meta Description exists) and create the illusion that the user’s answers will all be solved by clicking on the link.  You better have that information there because one of the worst things that can happen is if a user clicks on your page and clicks right back.  That’s called bound-rate and the longer a user stays on your web page the more Google believed the user has found what they were searching for and are engaged by the content.  That’s why there are so many people with videos and slideshows on their landing pages.  They are desperate for people to stay to the end of the lengthy video clip when the “amazing offer” is revealed.

Additionally, terms typed in the Meta Description by the user will be bolded in the description which will add attention to your site’s search ranking and hopefully gets more click through ratings.

Meta keywords are very unimportant except for showing your competitors what keywords you are going after.  It is a throw-back to Meta keyword search engines where webmasters would stuff as many keywords in as possible hoping to get some sort of traffic.

However HTML <H1> <H2> <H3> HTML headers are very important. Think of it as an outline and each of those tags must contain keywords relevant to the page content.

  1. <H1>…
  2. <H2>…
  3. <H3>…

Don’t overdo it.  Google doesn’t want to see 70 <H1> Headers on a single page.

Currently, more of these main Meta Title tags and HTML Header tags are empty or on many sites or have the same short content that tells Google nothing about your page or site or content or anything of real value.

Link building is also very important especially with local search directories that contain your business information (Name, Address, Phone, NAP, Web Address) and will appear in Google and point to your site. In theory. the higher up these sites rank the more link juice you will get to you and your keywords.

I will make your WordPress site very fast according to Google standards. Google favors fast sites and so od users. Mobile and speed are key Google factors, your site must be Mobile friendly and must be very fast, both on the desktop and on Mobile. Ways to do this are to compress and defer the rendering of HTML. Javascript script and definately compress your pictures which your developer should know how to do. If you are using WordPress, many themes are also mobile and responsive ready.

If a client needs content management, there are tools to auto-post to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and others.

Google My Business is extremely important for local SEO as well as Google Maps and local citation directories.

Try to blog 2-3 times a week even a short 500-word blog although Google prefers 1000 words and update older blog posts with new content.

An SEO consultant can perform keyword ranking and competitor research reports to find opportunities where you can out-rank your competition.