Announcing the Top Citations by Country

Which citation sources are the most important?

It’s a question we get all the time. Today, we’re happy to provide the definitive answer.

Nyagoslav has carefully assessed every possible citation source and put together a list of the top 50 most valuable citation sources in the U.S., and the top 30 sources in the UK, Canada, and Australia.

These sites were selected based on:

  • how far and wide they distribute data
  • the size of their database
  • how often they appear in competitive research
  • ease of adding/updating listings
  • and overall domain authority

There are plenty of lists of citation sources out there, but most of them are just that, lists. These sites have been carefully currated and hand picked by the citation master himself, Nyagoslav Zhekov. 

Check out the lists!

We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.


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    What a great resource – thanks Darren & Nyagoslav 🙂

  • Awesome guys! Please provide a list for Germany and Poland as well!

  • Thanks for the lists, Nyagoslav! I’m somewhat surprised to see Yahoo!Local on your list, let alone at #11. Unfortunately, it seems to have turned into an unreliable source of accurate information about local businesses that is nearly impossible to update. Have you found a way to get rid of old/bad/duplicate listings there that you can share?

  • Hi guys, great work on the lists!

    3rd in the UK list is a citation source called Market Location, which I’ve come across before… Am I being blind/silly (probably both!) or is there no ‘submit’ option anywhere? I’ve really struggled to find out how to submit to it (so I usually discount it), but if there is a way then please let me know)! 🙂

  • Thanks, Andy!

    Tad, I have some plans on compiling such resources for other countries, but no immediate ones.

    Mary, that is one of the reasons why Yahoo’s “rankings” have been discounted. However, there are ways to add or update listings, but there is no way to remove duplicate listings at this time, or at least not a straightforward one. You could refer to their help info here:

    Steve, I have also had problems with them. They are also pretty unresponsive to emails. That is probably the main reason why they are ranked third in the UK, although they are one of the top business data providers in the country. This factor has been taken into account and influenced the higher ranking of 118Information, too.

  • What an awesome resource! Thanks!

  • Great List. Will definitely use this one and share with my buddies at work too.

  • Have located a hidden gem for the UK list ( sorry US, Canada and Australia), I believe

    Hayden Williams

  • Just found out yesterday that Pocketly is just an app now. From their support email: “We have recently upgraded our services. Because of this, we no longer handle our own business data. We are currently using Foursquare for our business listings. If you would like your business to be listed, please contact Foursquare.”

  • Nice list, thanks for posting.