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Citation Audit & Cleanup Service

We’ll find, fix and enhance your listings on the top business directories based on your location.

citation-audit

What is a citation audit?

A citation audit is a careful analysis and inventory of a business’ existing citations on top directory sites. This is a critical first step in any local SEO strategy. Once the citation audit is complete and the business has a detailed catalogue of their citations, they need to fix any inconsistencies, remove duplicates and claim their listings.

Take Control of Your Citations

With the multitude of online channels consumers are using to find your business (search engines, directories, review sites, social networks, mobile apps, etc) it is more important than ever to ensure that the information they receive is correct. Inaccurate business details, like a wrong phone number, old address, or incorrect hours, can be detrimental to your business and negatively impact your local search rankings. Investing in accurate business information and ensuring consistent up-to-date data will help enhance your local visibility and opportunities for engagement.

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Google Listing Troubleshooting & Optimization

We’ll make sure your Google listing is problem-free, perfectly optimized, and appeals to customers. This step is crucial: if anything’s wrong with your Google listing, you’re less likely to show up in the local results.

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Perfect Your Citation Profile

In local search there are specific citations that have a direct impact on your local search visibility. We work through these top sources and ensure they are accurate and enhanced..

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Increase Local Rankings

Experts agree that citation consistency is critical to your ability to rank. We optimize all your top listings and eliminate inconsistencies, which help improve your local ranking factors.

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Save Time

Trying to get listed on all the important business directories is a tedious and complex task. From discovering where you are already listed, to removing duplicate listings, and verifying your listings ownership; the process could take well over 30 hours. Outsource this work to us and do something better with your time.

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Don’t Rent Your Listings. OWN Them.

You have complete control over all the listings we claim and update. You don’t have to pay a yearly fee to maintain your listings. You will have usernames and passwords for all your listings and willl be able to easily update them anytime.

Consistency of Structured Citations is the 4th most important local ranking factor.

The Top Directory Sites

Click View All to see the Top 50 US citations and the Top 30 citations for Canada, Australia and the UK.

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United States

acxiom
Angies List
B2B Yellow Pages
Bing
Brownbook
Chamber Of Commerce
Dex Knows
City Search
City Squares
Cylex
D&B
eLocal
Express Update
Infogroup
ezLocal
Facebook
Factual
Apple Maps
For Locations
Foursquare
Get Fave
Here
Hot Frog
InsiderPages
Kudzu
Local
MagicYellow
Manta
MapQuest
Merchant Circle
Local Stack
MyHuckleberry
My Web Yellow
Neustar
2fl
Sales Spider
ShowMeLocal
Superpages
Thumbtack
Tupalo
Tuugo
Biz Votes
Yahoo Local
Yasabe
Yellowbook
YellowBot
Yellpedia
Yelp
Yellow Pages
Ziplocal

Canada

411
Bing
Brownbook
Cylex
Daki Taki
Esource
Facebook
Fnd Here
Found Locally
Foursquare
Fyple
Goldbook
Hot Frog
iBegin
Industry Canada
MapQuest
My Sheriff
N49
Opendi
Ourbis
Phone Pages
Pin Bud
Profile Canada
Shop In Canada
The Blurb
Web Local
Yalwa
Yellow Pages
Yelp
YLM

United Kingdom

118 Information
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Bing Local
Bing
Brownbook
City Local
City Visitor
Cylex
Foursquare
Free Index
Fyple
Go My
Hot Frog
Info Serve
Local Data Company
Local Mole
Local Store
Market Location
Mister What
My Local Services
Scoot
Smile Local
The Best Of
Thomson Local
Tipped
Touch Local
U Find Us
Wamp It
Yalwa
Yell
Yelp

Australia

Aussie Web
Australian Guide
Bloo
Brownbook
City Base
Business Search
Business Listings
Come On Aussie
Cylex
dLook
Eatability
Fyple
Hot Frog
Local Business Guide
Local Business Search
Local Store
Local
National Directory
POIDB
Rave About It
Start Local
True Local
Tupaloo
Vere Directory
White Pages
WOMO
Yalwa
Yellow Pages
Yelp

Meet the Team

  • About Us

    Leave it to the experts. We know citations like no other company in the industry. From research projects, to being featured on major blogs and speaking at search conferences, our team members have been doing this work for years. You can be confident that your cleanup project will be completed perfectly and professionally.

    The Best Resources

    Through our research and massive daily data aggregation, we have developed some of the industry's most respected and often cited resources on citations.

  • Your Citation Team

    Nyagoslav Zhekov

    @Nyagoslav

    Nyagoslav Zhekov Local SEO

    Darren Shaw

    @DarrenShaw_

    Darren Shaw

    Lora Yordanova

    LORA-SQ

    James Dreesen

    @JamesDreesen

    JAMES-SQ

    Kremena Zhikova

    KREMENA-SQ

    Martin Ivanov

    MARTIN-SQ
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What We Do

Find Incorrect &
Duplicate Citations

We’ll complete a comprehensive citation audit to find all your correct, incorrect, and duplicate citations on our list of the top sites.

Add Any Missing
Listings

While your business is likely already listed on many of the top sites, you may be missing some listings, especially if your business is relatively new. We will get you listed.

Fix Top
Citation Sites

We’ll analyze, cleanup and enhance your business listings on all of the top important citation sites for your country (U.S., CAN, UK, AU).

Fix Data
Aggregator Listings

We’ll carefully analyze, cleanup, and enhance your listings on all the major data aggregators (InfoGroup, Localeze, Acxiom, and Factual for US businesses; Yellowpages.ca, Industry Canada for Canadian businesses). Data aggregators syndicate business information to a large number of websites and online platforms, so having them fixed and complete is of critical importance.

Coordinate Phone
Verification

We’ll schedule a time with you to work through phone verifications; which are required to update listings on some of the top directories and data aggregators.

Comprehensive
Reporting

We provide you with a detailed report containing all your citation details, actions taken, status, and login information.

Our Citation Cleanup Service
vs Automated Solutions

There are automated solutions that may appear to be a good approach on the surface, but there are limitations to automated platforms. See the comparison chart below:

Service Detail

Automated Solution

Whitespark Manual Service

Service Detail

Site coverage

Automated Solution

Limited to the sites in their network which often don’t include the most important sites.

Whitespark Manual Service

We are not limited by API agreements, so we always prioritize the highest value sites. The sites we select have direct authority at Google and distribute data to many other sites in the local search ecosystem.

Service Detail

Listing discovery

Automated Solution

Limited by the data you feed the system, and prone to miss duplicates and incorrect listings.

Whitespark Manual Service

We perform exhaustive research to find all past and present variations of your name, address, and phone number, then carefully check each site to find, correct and enhance all listings using any of the variations.

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Cost

Automated Solution

Less expensive initially, but more expensive over the long term since billing is monthly or yearly.

Whitespark Manual Service

One-time payment with the confidence that your listings on all of the important sites were properly cleaned up and enhanced.

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Ownership

Automated Solution

You rent. When you cancel your subscription, many of your listings are released back to their incomplete and inconsistent format.

Whitespark Manual Service

You own. We manually set up all of your listings under an email account on your domain that you control, and our final report includes all passwords and access information for any future updates.

With an automated solution you’re paying monthly or yearly to rent an incomplete and ineffective cleanup service. With Whitespark’s manual service you’ll be making a one-time purchase of a very thorough and effective cleanup that will benefit your business ongoing.

Plans & Pricing

Don’t let messy citations hurt your local rankings, let us fix them and improve your local visibility.

Receive a 5% discount on your second order, and a 10% discount on your third and all future orders

Prices are in USD

U.S. Basic

$900


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U.S. Comprehensive

$1200


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Canada/UK/Australia

$900


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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out the Whitespark Help Centre for a full list of FAQ’s or send us an email directly with your inquiry.