Best Local Citations by Country – A 2018 Update

We’ve expanded our resource of the top local citations by country to include the best business listings across 15 countries!

All of our lists utilize the same methodology we have used when we have set up the original Top Citations by Country lists for the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia a few years ago. They are also logically constructed in the following manner:

A) The first group of sites features the most important local search platforms, i.e. the places where the largest amount of users actually go to search for business information. These include, in most cases, Google, Bing, and Apple Maps.

B) The second group of sites includes the most important data aggregators for each country. These are usually the sites that send business data directly to the first group of sites, and may or may not be country-specific. For instance, every country has a unique “Yellow Pages” site, while data aggregators such as Infobel and Factual supply business data to a large number of platforms across many countries.

C) The third group of sites could be tagged “Key Sites” in the ecosystem – a term we introduced when we worked on the Local Search Ecosystem. These are sites that serve both as search platforms and as data providers (for instance Facebook, Yelp, Foursquare).

D) The rest of the sites are important business directories that are usually country-specific.

Find Out Which Sites Are the Most Important For Your Business In:

  1. The United States
  2. Canada
  3. The United Kingdom
  4. Australia
  5. Germany
  6. The Netherlands
  7. France
  8. Ireland
  9. New Zealand
  10. Singapore
  11. South Africa
  12. Spain
  13. Italy
  14. Brazil
  15. Poland

Visit the top citations page to download our full list for all 15 countries, as well as learn more about our process for qualifying the sites that are included in our resource.

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Don’t let bad data hurt your local visibility. Enlist the help of our Citation Audit & Cleanup Team to perfect your business listings on the most important sites. We will perform a full analysis of your listings, fix any incorrect information, find and remove duplicates, add any missing sites, as well as enhance you citations on the top sites.

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Nyagoslav Zhekov

Nyagoslav is the Director of Local Search at Whitespark. He has been in the local search industry since 2010. Nyagoslav has been cited on Search Engine Land, David Mihm's blog, Local SEO Guide, and has presented at SMX West.

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7 comments on “Best Local Citations by Country – A 2018 Update

  • Thanks for creating this useful list. I created a spreadsheet with the top 50 US citation sites and added columns for Moz Domain Authority (DA), monthly traffic, and my notes.

    My business address changed a few years ago. I found my old address info was still on many listings. As I made corrections, I recorded a note if the listing status was OK, missing, outdated, duplicate, incorrect or pending correction. It was a tedious process. I sorted the list by DA and monthly traffic to work on the most important listings first.

    I also compared my website DA and traffic with my competition. I am watching to see if my DA rises as the search engines crawl the updated citations.

  • And then there was France, The Netherlands,… but 1 little tiny country was left in the dark… Belgium, the one in the middle of the aforementioned ones :-). But I do understand, only 11.3 M residents with appr. 1M Tax paying companies… Oh, and +85% uses the interwebs to find their goals ;-).
    Admitting: there are almost 200 countries in Earth, so they are actually the local citations of the World, but hey…
    Also: very nice initiative. Keep this alive and strong!

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