Day 26: Get more citations
Citations can also be called business listing. This means, listing your business on various business listing sites. These sites are specially made for businesses so that can easily interact with their target audience. You should fill in your details correctly and complete your profile so that your chances of appearing at the top increase. These sites are mostly free, but there are many paid business listing sites as well.
The best way to increase your domain authority and site ranking is to register on local citations. Local citations help you focus on your target audience as you can easily connect with the people in and around your location. They easily get to know about your business. These citations act as references to your business giving your potential customers the necessary details about you.
Make sure that the information you enter on all these sites has to be same. Consistent information about your business throughout the web will help Google form a good reputation of your business. It is important to list your business in the correct and relevant category. If yours is a manufacturing company, there’s no point listing your business in a sports category. Choosing the right category will help your potential clients find you easily.
There are sites dedicated to a specific location or country. Let us have a look at some best citation sites in USA, UK & Canada:
Citation Sites for the USA:
- fyple.com 46, etc
Citation Sites for the UK:
- uk.ypgo.net, etc
Citation Sites for Canada:
- dentistryinworld.com, etc
Advantages of Business Listing or Citations :
1. A great publicity campaign for your business. The more your online presence will be, more will be your chances of attracting new customers.
2. Increases your local ranking on Google. When a user will search for any product or service near him and you also provide those services, there might be chances that Google will show up your citations. Thus it helps in Local SEO.
3. Citations usually include a map depending on the address you enter. This helps the customers in reaching you easily and conveniently, thus enhancing user experience.
4. It is a pocket-friendly service. Most of the citations register your business free of cost.