The Ultimate List of 200+ Local SEO Citation Sources for USA

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The Ultimate List of 200+ Local SEO Citation Sources for USA
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Wondering why your competitors are ranking high for local keywords and Google Maps? The best way to increase your changes to rank high for local searches is through Citations. Citations are not links but rather references that contain information about your business Name, Address, and Phone aka NAP on local review sites, directories and business listings. Google scrapes these third party business directories and listing sites and take the data into account when determining which business/website to show for Geo-targeted searches.

One mistake that many businesses make when claiming listings and citations is that they hire VA’s and outsource this task as a result there is inconsistency in the information which can do more harm than good. Both on your website and throughout the web the NAP information has to be consistent as Google evaluates the credibility of genuine and real businesses based on the fact that their information is valid.

We’ve curated a list of more than 200 citation sources and directories that we use for our clients. Work your way through the list, using the same information about your business at each listing location.

In addition to this list, it is also a great idea to get your name and information listed in local directories, industry specific directories, with local newspapers, with local chambers, and with local or regional blogs and websites.

Note: To make this list helpful, most of the links send you directly to the URL to add your business.

Citation Source NameCitation Source URLDomain Authority
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/100
Google Places (aka Google+ Local)http://www.google.com/+/business/100
Bing - Places for Businesshttps://www.bingplaces.com/27
Hotfrog.comhttp://www.hotfrog.com/100
Yahoo Directoryhttp://dir.yahoo.com/100
Yahoo Localhttp://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/local-listings/100
AOL Yellow Pageshttp://yellowpages.aol.com/99
BizJournalshttp://businessdirectory.bizjournals.com/97
DMOZ.orghttp://www.dmoz.org/97
BBB.orghttp://www.bbb.org/96
MapQuesthttp://www.mapquest.com/96
Yelphttp://www.yelp.com/95
Booking.comhttp://www.booking.com/95
tripadvisorhttp://www.tripadvisor.com/95
Foursquarehttp://foursquare.com/add_venue93
Yellowpages.comhttp://www.yellowpages.com/93
Angieslisthttp://www.angieslist.com/92
CitySearchhttp://www.citysearch.com/91
SuperPageshttp://www.superpages.com/91
Yellowbookhttp://www.yellowbook.com/91
OpenTablehttp://www.opentable.com/91
MerchantCirclehttp://www.merchantcircle.com/90
Mantahttp://www.manta.com/89
Price Linehttp://www.priceline.com/89
UrbanSpoonhttp://www.urbanspoon.com/89
WeddingWirehttp://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-vendors89
WhitePages.comhttp://www.whitepages.com/89
Yello Wikis Wikiahttp://yellowikis.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page89
Hotels.comwww.hotels.com/89
Kayakhttp://www.kayak.com/88
Virtual Touristhttp://www.virtualtourist.com/88
Yellhttp://www.yell.com/88
Frommershttp://www.frommers.com/87
Insider Pageshttp://www.insiderpages.com/87
Patchhttp://www.patch.com/87
Switchboardhttp://www.switchboard.com/87
Thumb Tackhttp://www.thumbtack.com/87
Anywhohttp://www.anywho.com/whitepages86
Mojopageshttp://www.mojopages.com/86
HomeAdvisorhttp://www.homeadvisor.com/86
Avvohttp://www.avvo.com/85
DexKnowshttp://www.dexknows.com/85
WhoWherehttp://yellowpages.whowhere.com/85
Businesshttp://www.business.com/directory/84
Kudzuhttp://www.kudzu.com/84
Gazettehttps://gazette.partners.local.com/83
Local.comhttp://www.local.com/83
Best of the Web Localhttp://local.botw.org/82
HopStophttps://www.hopstop.com/81
Yellowbothttp://www.yellowbot.com/81
True Localhttp://www.truelocal.com.au/79
USCIty.nethttp://uscity.net/79
Zoom Infohttp://www.zoominfo.com/79
Metromixhttp://www.metromix.com/78
Yext.comhttp://www.yext.com/78
ChamberofCommercehttp://www.chamberofcommerce.com/76
Wedding Channelhttp://local.weddingchannel.com/wedding-vendors76
Decidiohttp://www.decidio.com/75
Judy's Book http://www.judysbook.com/75
Project Weddinghttp://www.projectwedding.com/vendor/reviews75
411.comhttp://www.411.com/74
iBeginhttp://www.ibegin.com/74
Caringhttp://www.caring.com/73
Demandforcehttp://www.demandforce.com/73
InfoUSAhttp://www.infousa.com/73
Jayde.comhttp://jayde.com/72
RadarFrog.GateHouseMedia.comhttp://radarfrog.gatehousemedia.com/72
Addresseshttp://www.addresses.com/71
AmericanTownshttp://www.americantowns.com/71
Jigsawhttp://www.jigsaw.com/71
Local Yodlehttp://local.yodle.com/71
PegasusDirectory.comhttp://pegasusdirectory.com/71
Vitalshttp://www.vitals.com/71
Dealer Raterhttp://www.dealerrater.com/70
DiscoverOurTownhttp://www.discoverourtown.com/70
Apartment Ratingshttp://www.apartmentratings.com/69
AreaConnecthttp://www.areaconnect.com/69
FindTheBest.comhttp://www.findthebest.com/69
Mac Raes Blue Bookhttp://www.macraesbluebook.com/68
Wellnesshttp://www.wellness.com/68
Brownbookhttp://www.brownbook.net/67
Magic Yellowhttp://www.magicyellow.com/67
Party Pophttp://www.partypop.com/list-your-business67
SalesSpider.comhttp://www.salespider.com/67
Supermediahttp://www.supermedia.com/67
Tupalohttp://tupalo.com/67
Get Favehttps://www.getfave.com/66
Yellow.comhttp://www.yellow.com/66
JoeAnthttp://www.joeant.com/65
Factualhttp://www.factual.com/64
2FindLocal.comhttp://www.2findlocal.com/63
CityVoterhttp://cityvoter.com/63
Gathering Guidehttp://www.gatheringguide.com/63
ZipLocalhttp://www.ziplocal.com/63
Allpages.comhttp://www.allpages.com/62
City Squareshttp://citysquares.com/62
Check Bookhttp://www.checkbook.org/61
Express Update Usahttp://www.expressupdateusa.com/61
PowerProfiles.comhttp://www.powerprofiles.com/61
Real Yellow Pageshttp://www.realpageslive.com/61
Justdialhttp://justdial.com61
ShowMeLocalhttp://www.showmelocal.com/61
Tjooshttp://www.tjoos.com/61
B2BYellowPages.comhttp://www.b2byellowpages.com/60
Biz Hwyhttp://www.bizhwy.com/60
Companyhttp://www.company.com/60
All Menushttp://www.allmenus.com/59
Boulevardshttp://www.boulevards.com/59
Goby.comhttp://www.scout.me/59
LocalPageshttp://www.localpages.com/59
EZ Localhttp://ezlocal.com/58
Smart Guyhttp://www.smartguy.com/58
Bundlehttp://bundle.com/57
Revark.comhttp://www.revark.com/57
Biz Wikihttp://www.bizwiki.com/56
Cylex-USAhttp://www.cylex-usa.com/56
Page Insiderhttp://www.pageinsider.com/56
Lacarteshttp://www.lacartes.com/55
Next Porthttp://www.nexport.com/55
Wandhttp://www.wand.com/core/default.aspx?redir=155
Directory Mhttp://www.directorym.com/54
eBusinessPages.comhttp://ebusinesspages.com/54
Tyloonhttp://www.tyloon.com/54
City Gridhttp://www.citygrid.com/53
Directory.AChttp://directory.ac/53
CitySlickhttp://www.cityslick.net/52
eLocal Listinghttp://www.elocallisting.com/52
Local Searchhttp://www.localsearch.com/52
My Huckle Berryhttp://www.myhuckleberry.com/52
Universal Business Listinghttps://www.ubl.org/52
MatchPointhttp://www.matchpoint.com/51
List-of-Companies.orghttp://companylist.org/50
UserInstincthttp://www.userinstinct.com/50
We Go Placeshttp://www.wegoplaces.com/50
Yelloweehttp://www.yellowee.com/50
City Starhttp://citystar.com/49
DirectoryM.nethttp://directorym.net/49
Find It Nowhttp://www.finditnow.com/49
Infignoshttp://www.infignos.com/49
Open Wifi Spotshttp://www.openwifispots.com/49
TheUSAExplorerhttp://www.theusaexplorer.com/49
ThinkLocalhttp://www.thinklocal.com/49
Yello Yellohttp://www.yelloyello.com/49
Rate My Areahttp://ratemyarea.com/48
Cherrp.comhttp://cherrp.com/48
LocalDatabasehttp://www.localdatabase.com/48
Yellowisehttp://www.yellowise.com/48
GoMyLocal.comhttp://www.gomylocal.com/47
Seek It Localhttp://www.seekitlocal.com/47
ShopCityhttp://www.shopcity.com/47
Yalwahttp://www.yalwa.com/47
OpenListhttp://www.openlist.com/47
247OnlineNetwork.comhttp://247onlinenetwork.com/46
Numberhttp://www.number.com/46
RadiateLocal.comhttp://radiatelocal.com/46
Trivokhttp://www.trivok.com/46
Zip Prohttp://zip.pro/46
BizVotes.comhttp://www.bizvotes.com/45
DigaBusiness.comhttp://www.digabusiness.com/45
Centzyhttp://centzy.com/45
Local 6qubehttp://local.6qube.com/45
My Locallyhttp://www.mylocally.com/45
Zip Hiphttp://www.ziphip.com/new-york+ny.z.html45
coPub.comhttp://www.copub.com/44
Corpivahttp://corpiva.com/44
LocalGuideshttp://www.localguides.com/44
Tuugohttp://www.tuugo.us/44
CMAC.wshttp://www.cmac.ws/43
Directory Centralhttp://www.directorycentral.com/43
Yellow Hourshttp://www.yellowhours.com/43
Yellow Onehttp://www.yellowone.com/43
Yellow U.S.Ahttp://www.yellowusa.com/43
Hallwayhttp://www.hallway.com/41
Hello Metrohttp://www.hellometro.com/41
ExportFocus.comhttp://exportfocus.com/40
Yellow Assistancehttp://www.yellowassistance.com/40
Zip Leafhttp://www.zipleaf.com/40
Bola Listhttp://www.bolalist.com/39
GetFreeListing.comhttp://getfreelisting.com/39
Citi Servihttp://www.citiservi.com/38
CityFos.comhttp://www.cityfos.com/index.htm38
Fyplehttp://www.fyple.com/38
Rank Spherehttp://www.ranksphere.com/38
Best Service Placehttp://bestserviceplace.com/37
Local Search Lighthttp://www.localsearchlight.com/37
MakeitLocal.comhttp://www.makeitlocal.com/37
My Sheriffhttp://www.mysheriff.net/37
YellowMoxiehttp://www.yellowmoxie.com/37
CornerstonesWorld.comhttp://www.cornerstonesworld.com/36
Shop Locallyhttp://www.shoplocally.com/35
MyLocalServices.ushttp://www.mylocalservices.com/35
Home Owners Circlehttp://homeownerscircle.com/32
I Got Bizhttp://igotbiz.com/31
ablocal.comhttp://ablocal.com/31
CBSYellowPages.comhttp://cbsyellowpages.com/30
PetesDirectory.comhttp://petesdirectory.com/30
Pocketlyhttp://pocketly.com/30
Bright Listingshttp://www.brightlistings.com/26
Open Hourzhttps://www.openhourz.com/26
Wealth Masonhttp://www.wealthmason.com/26
Shirlzhttp://www.shirlz.com/25
MyServiceConnection.comhttp://www.myserviceconnection.com/24

200+ sites my seem overwhelming at first however we’ve made it easy for you by sorting the list based on Authority which means you can start with the Top Tier directories such as Google+ Page, Yelp,  AOL Yellow Pages, etc and then move on step by step just like Linkbuilding is done slowly over the period of time. Do check out the big players in the local search ecosystem  to claim your listing on the sites first. Be sure to measure the results as you build the citations and see where you’re ranking also don’t make the mistake by giving this task to VA or Outsourcers for cheap money as any inconsistency as slightest deviation can be costly also in many instances VA’s end up making duplicate listings for the businesses.

If you’re interested in dominating the search results for Local Listings and personalizes search, check out our Local SEO Service or Talk to Us about your challenges and business goals.

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  • Thanks for the list salman :)

  • Salmaan Aslam

    My pleasure, I hope you found then to be useful :)

  • Yasser Moosa

    This is a great resource, thanks. I have a client in Australia looking for local citations. You just saved me an hour for the last! :)

  • Salmaan Aslam

    Excellent, I’m glad you found it. Let me know if you need anything else :)

  • NAP consistency is certainly key to local search rankings. It can help avoid confusion for users (as to where your business is located or what number to call), strengthens your brand and increases Google’s trust in your listing.

  • Salmaan Aslam

    Right on John! :)

  • cmacws

    Hi Salmaan, thank you for putting together this list and for including our directory CMac.ws. For those of you who need it, we have a free citation finder that can assist your local listing efforts. Simply enter in your phone number: http://www.cmac.ws/find?type=citation&q=925-425-9226

  • Vivian LaCosta

    https://listings.mapquest.com/apps/

    Mapquest isn’t free anymore- their listings are done through yext

  • CD

    Salmaan, thank you so much for this. It really helps us. Just a quick question…will this be good for organic placement as well as the local placement?

  • OmnicoreAgency

    Hi,

    This will be helpful for Local Listings also known as the 7 Pack Map listings.

  • Reena

    I created, Local Listing SEO Friendly Website – – http://www.areacat.com/ – please add it

  • VTwoweb Hosting

    Good local listing sites thanks for sharing this….

  • As much as having a number of quality citations is important, duplications create a lot of problems. If customers see two listings, that causes confusion. If you’re just getting started, see my list of basics for Local SEO ranking factors.

  • jordan wexler
  • Great list really will help me to list my website on multiple local business location thank you for share.
    Mobile app development company in India

  • Thanks for sharing free business listing.
    You can visit : http://www.danexu.com

  • Looks Good!

  • Sonia Somra
  • I want to add http://www.couponscycle.com/ because i need traffic from USA only.