Using the Local Citation Finder
The local citation finder is a great little tool for improving your local SEO rankings, and we just launched the new “pro” version which has lots of great stuff. I thought I’d take a minute to show you how the LCF can help you.
What It Does For You
The LCF follows the process outlined in Garrett French’s Phone Number Co-Citation Analysis for Local Link Builders article. Basically, for any local search query (ie. “edmonton greek food”) it:
- Gathers the phone numbers of the top ranking sites
- Performs a search for each of those phone numbers
- Finds all citation sources which list the top ranking sites
Look at all of those juicy sources, just waiting for you to submit your site.
Now it’s super simple to start plowing through that list, and building citations for your business. Click the “submit your business” link, enter your site info, and start improving your rankings. So easy!
If you’re really determined to dominate local search, we’ve added a few pro features to make it a little easier.
First and foremost: all pro searches go straight to the “pro” queue, which is way faster.
This is super handy if you’re looking to evaluate the quality of a citation source. Now you can optimize your time by going after the citations that will offer you the most bang for your buck.
Third, we make it super easy to export our results as a CSV so that you can use them however you wish.
Saving the Best for Last
Why is my business ranking #3? Or, not at all? It’s a tough question to answer.
Well, not only can you view all of the citations that all of the top sites have, but you can also run a direct comparison to see which citations the #1 and #2 site have that your missing.
Just run a phone number search for your business, and each of your competitors, then compare. Now you know what you’re missing, and you can take action to fix it!
But Wait, There’s More!
We’ve still got a few tricks up our sleeves. Coming soon for Pro users:
- Personalized Results
Results will automatically mark citations you already have.
- Expanded Results
Searching beyond 100 sources per phone number to find all citations.
- More Comprehensive Search
Citations also pulled from Google’s “More About This Place” and compared to the phone number results.
- More Sources
New query types to find additional local citation sources like blogs, newspapers, magazines, and local websites.
If you haven’t tried, go sign up for the local citation finder right now. There’s a free demo version! Get crackin’!