Citation Audit & Cleanup Service
We’ll find, fix and enhance your listings on the top business directories based on your location.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
Meet the Team
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.
Your Citation Team
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What We Do
Add Any Missing
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
Limited to the sites in their network which often don’t include the most important sites.
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.
Limited by the data you feed the system, and prone to miss duplicates and incorrect listings.
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.
Less expensive initially, but more expensive over the long term since billing is monthly or yearly.
One-time payment with the confidence that your listings on all of the important sites were properly cleaned up and enhanced.
You rent. When you cancel your subscription, many of your listings are released back to their incomplete and inconsistent format.
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.
- We regularly work with enterprises, agencies, and multi-location businesses on custom sites lists and custom citation strategies. Please contact us to discuss a customized plan.