Top 50 Local Citation Sites
We originally published this list of top local citation sites in 2013 and it’s become such a regularly trusted resource that we’ve re-researched and republished it every year since!
In February 2021 we reviewed all the local directories included and updated each of the country lists to ensure that this is the most complete and fresh citation-building resource available online for anyone looking for business listings or local directories.
Sites were selected based on a range of criteria –
- Domain Authority (i.e. their ranking power)
- Generic Sites (i.e. businesses in all categories can get listed on them)
- Active Sites (i.e. they’re still in business)
- Accept New Listings (i.e. not closed business lists)
Local Citation Sites for USA, UK, Canada, and Australia
We have divided this list into 4 countries so that businesses and SEOs based in each country can access a set of business listing websites that works for them and their customers.
- Top 50 Citation Sites for USA
- Top 50 Citation Sites for UK
- Top 50 Citation Sites for Canada
- Top 50 Citation Sites for Australia
Please Note: Citation sites listed here aren’t necessarily ones we can submit to using Citation Builder. Click here for more information.
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Building citations can take a lot of time, effort and stress. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We have an experienced team of professional citation builders who deliver over 60,000 citations every month for our SEO and SMB customers. Our manual citation service costs start from just US$2 per submission and ensures that your business is appearing in all the right business listings sites and local directories.
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Top 50 local citation sites for the US
Local search means more than a presence on Google, Facebook, and Bing. Allowing customers to find you means building a presence on local citation sites and directories, both general and niche to your business. This list of the top 50 local citation sites in the USA gives a great foundation to your local listing optimization!
Top 50 local citation sites for the UK
For SMBs it is vitally important to get listed on local business sites – whether that’s in your state, city, county, or town. Building this local search presence helps point customers your way when looking to search engines to find services near them. This list of the top 50 local citation sites and directories in the UK gives great insight to your local search needs.
Top 50 local citation sites for Australia
Through local listing optimization and submitting to local search citations can help customers find you and all your business has to offer! Customers use search engines such as Google to find businesses near them, so this list of the top 50 local search citation sites and directories in Australia will help push your local search presence.
Top 50 local citation sites for Canada
The building, maintaining and data cleansing of local citations is an important part of local search. Enabling you to not only help showcase your services in search engines such as Google and Bing but also, more importantly, help customers find you! This list of the top 50 local search citations in Canada gives your business a great start, so start using these local business sites today!
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Top citation sites in 10 countries worldwide:
Rada works tirelessly to manage BrightLocal's Citation Builder product. She oversees the processes and queries related to the campaigns, works closely with the Research team on the continuous upkeep of our citations database, and with our Product team on the improvements and fixes to the Citation Builder tool itself.