A business citation is a mention of your business on the web which generally includes the following components
- Your business name
- Your address
- Your phone number
Business citations are also known as NAP (which stands for name, address and phone number)
Why do you need business citations?
Business citations are used by Google to establish the credibility of a business and verify its legitimacy through multiple sources.
It is therefore used as a strong signal to rank businesses in its local search results.
This means that the more your business is mentioned across the web the more likely you will rank in Google search results.
Where to get business citations?
Citations are mainly found in what are known as web directories such as Yell.com or yelp.com but they can also be created in search engines directly such as Google my business or Bing my business or simply on other sites such as your local chamber of commerce.
The value of each citation varies greatly upon where it can be found.
Below is the list of the top 30 location sites you should consider to start building valuable citations for your business.
Top citation sites for
businesses located in the US