Anyone that’s ever done work in local SEO knows one thing, consistent citations are really important. But where do you get them from? There are aggregators such as Superpages, YP.com, Acxiom and others that distribute information to several other sites. And yes, there is the ever popular White Spark Citation finder (which I will always recommend). But truth be told, there are a lot more sites out there than just these.
Over the years several people have written “top 10” or “top 50” or even “best places to get citations” and compiled lists of known company directories. So we did some searching and went through several blog posts and SERPs and compiled a list of over 300 places you’re able to get citations from. This took a while so we hope you find the spreadsheet helpful and more up to date.
Over 300 sites?! Really?! Yes, but they aren’t all active. Some of these sites aren’t active anymore, some of them now require a fee and some have broken form fields or are industry specific. So not only did we gather them and remove duplicates but we updated if they are paid or not, what industry and for our UK friends we noted which accept UK sites (by the way UK pals, we’re working on a post just for you guys).
Do you really need to get all of these? Well, that’s up to you. If you don’t have a ton of citations and want to see some movement, might I suggest some reading material to help sway you (and also this one). Alternatively, if you’re the type of person who prefers to pay site owners for links, then ignore the free links and take a training in procurement negotiation.
But enough dribble, on to why you’re really here:
And finally, this couldn’t have been done without first gathering some information from these posts: