Improving your local search ranking with Citations

1st February 2016

If you’re looking for a way to boost your website ranking then citations can be really useful. Citations are simply your business details listed on other websites. Citations are a key part of the ranking algorithm in Google.

Listing a citation on a reputable website helps Google verify that your business exists and is legitimate.

Citations in their simplest form consist of your business name, address and phone number.

For a citation to improve your ranking it’s important that it matches the format used on your website.

Business Directories

Popular business directories like Yell and Thomson Local are a great place to list your citation and it’s completely free.

I noticed an improvement in my own website’s ranking when I started adding my citation to business directories.

When you register with these directories you end up with a lot of emails. It’s worth setting up a separate email address to keep them away from your day to day emails.

Keep login details to the directories safe so you can change part of the citation quickly and easily.

Some popular business directories

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