These mentions across directory citations do an excellent job of providing a foundation for any kind of backlinking campaign or local Maps listing improvements.
Our team will manually create these listings using the exact information provided in the order form to fill out information about your business and provide a foundation for your business’ online mentions.
Once the job is complete, the logins to your listings will be provided via excel sheet, which is helpful in case you ever need to update information.
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What Is a Local Citation?
Directory listings, also called local citations, are an important part of your business’ online presence. These are mentions of your Name, Address, and Phone Number across business directories like Yelp and others. Search engines scour these kinds of directories to help determine whether your business or maps listing is legitimate. Another benefit of these local listings is that customers may find your business indirectly by searching these sites for specific local services.
Can I List My Business If It Doesn’t Have an Address?
No, if your business does not have an address, then local directory citations will not help your website much. This is especially true if you have a business listing but the address itself is hidden. Because these listings are required to have a Name, Address, and Phone Number at minimum, they cannot be filled out without this data.
Likewise, we recommend that local citations are only filled out if you have a physical address, rather than a P.O. box.
Why Are Local Business Listings Important?
Local business listings, also called directory listings or “mentions” are important for two reasons. The first is that it helps you show up in the search results and Maps results by showing the search engines’ algorithm that your business is legitimate and that you do have a local presence. This also adds a lot of local relevancy to your domain name and Google Business listing, which used to be known as Google My Business.
Can Anyone Create Listings?
Yes, anyone can create a listing, and you will find many services offering citation-fulfillment services online for a low price. Unfortunately, few citations get published and remain online if they are automatically filled out. It is important for these mentions to be manually created and filled out, which our team will do, creating a list of logins from each account made to provide to you at task completion.