Citation Sources That Allow Hidden Addresses
Building citations for your business is a key component of every local search strategy, but what if you don’t want customers to see your business address?
Service-area-businesses (SAB), home-based, or decentralized organizations often do not help customers at their business address. While their services/products are local, they don’t want customers showing up at their non brick-and-mortar location. So what sites can businesses still build citations on while hiding their address?
We’ve compiled a list of sites that allow businesses to keep their address private, while still getting the benefits of citation building, and establishing an online local presence. To learn more about hiding your address check out our blog post.
The Best Sites to Build Citations On If You Want to Keep Your Address Private
These sites have an option to hide your street address, but you are still required to provide your exact location.
On these sites you don’t even need to add your address. Just skip to the next step.
These sites require a filler in the address areas. It can’t be left empty. Add any character to act as your address, like a dash (-).
Get Our List Of Sites That Allow Hidden Addresses
Save a copy of our list which includes links to all of the sites, and a breakdown of which sites allow you to hide directly, workarounds, and the sources that allow you to skip the address.
The Importance of Citations For Your Business
Building citations for your business is one of the simplest ways you can optimize for local SEO. Having a strong and accurate citation profile can help increase your ability to be found online, and get more customers.
Basic Foundation of Local SEO
Citations are a basic building block for every local search strategy. Once you build your profile, you can focus on the more complex and challenging aspects of local like reputation management, link building, content creation and onsite optimization.
Establish Trust & Create Authority
Listing your business on prominent citation sites helps you create authority and establish trust with search engines like Google and Bing by verifying your business is legitimate.
Building citations on local listing sites helps businesses create local relevance, and over time establish more authority.
Get Whitespark to Build Citations For You
We can’t do an order where we only build citations on the sites that let you hide your address, but we will hide on the sites we can. We recommend hiding your address on the sites that will let you, but still building additional citations on the other sites. See our post to learn why we advise this. Get Whitespark’s help to build these citations, increase your online visibility, and grow your business. When you order, please add a note that you’d like to hide your address on the sites that will let us.
Definition of a Citation
A Citation is any mention of your business on the web, with or without a link. It is any combination of your company name, phone number, address, zip or postal code. Citations can also be structured or unstructured.
Citations For Local SEO
Citations are more than just business listings. In this in-depth article, we go into great detail about the types of citations there are, why they are important, how to find opportunities, and best practices for building citations for your business.
Local Search Ecosystem
The USA has one of the most advanced markets when it comes to the exchange of business data. This makes it a more complex system for how information flows, to learn more about our list of top 50 citation sites, check out our resource on the local search ecosystem.