Citations are the most important part of establishing a highly visible local business profile. Luckily they are also the easiest for a business owner to manipulate.
Follow this guide for a simple method of locating the most effective websites for citations.
1. Determine the Website’s Google Values Most
Believe it or not, Google is the best source of sites that it finds most valuable. You can quickly generate a list of high value sites for citation generation by pulling this information for Google.
Conduct a search on Google for a term you would like your business to appear. Make sure the search triggers map listings.
*Tip Open multiple map listings in new tabs to save time.
2. Build a List of Citations
The Google Plus prominently displays some of the business citations. You can find these links in the section labeled “Review from around the web”
Keep a list of all these links from the top business pages. This list is the top list of citations for your business vertical
3. Submit Your Business Information
Using your quality business citation list, go to each page and submit your business information. Be sure to use the exact address, phone number, and business name used in your Google Plus page.
Most of these sites will allow you to submit information for free. However even if they require a paid listing it is recommended to include your listing. After all you already know Google believes these are valuable sites.
While it may be a little time consuming, your efforts will pay off in the long run with added visibility and traffic to your local business.
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