Top Local Citation Sources by Country

 

Business listings (citations) are a key component to enhancing your local search visibility. Our local citation expert Nyagoslav Zhekov has curated a list of the top citation sources by country to assist you in your business listing domination. To learn more about our selection process for these lists, click here.

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Without further ado, we present to you the best local citation sources for US, Canada, Australia, and the UK.

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Top 50 Citation Sources in the United States

Tip: the spreadsheet download below includes a “how to create the listing” section for the Top 50 US citations sources.

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Top 30 Citation Sources in Canada,
United Kingdom and Australia

Get the List

We realize that looking at these top citation sites on our website is nice and everything, but the real value lies in having these accessible in a neat and tidy list. So for those of you who prefer to work in Excel, we’ve put together a few spreadsheets for you that include:

  • The full list of citations for each country with a link to the corresponding website.
  • A “how to create the listing” section for the Top 50 US citations sources.

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Qualification Process

In addition to the factors mentioned above we also incorporated other elements that had an impact on the final list. Any citation sources that were unsuable for some of the following (or other reasons), were removed from our top lists:

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No way to directly add or update business information to the site.

• Example: The only way to add or update a business listing on Whitepages, according to their FAQ, is via ExpressUpdate’s feeds (might take 60 days for the information to get added or updated), or via Yext ($$$).

The website never, or almost never, takes action after reports of inaccurate or missing information.

• Example: Justdial.com, and many others.

The website receives all their information from other sources.

• Example: Allpages.com receive all their data from Acxiom.

There will be a lot of sites that simply do not operate anymore.

• Example: Bundle.com.

Definitions

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.

Structured Citation

Structured Citations are the most common form and can be found on business listing sites.

Unstructured Citation

Unstructured Citation sources are mentions of your business on blogs, newspaper websites, event listings, job databases, government websites and so on.

For more information on these definitions, please see our post, “What is a Citation for Local SEO?”