Local citations are consistent mentions of your business name or information on websites, directories and other web properties. Google and other search engines use these mentions as a trust signal. Therefore, multiple consistent citations of your brand or organisation will help you to rank within local Google search results.
Local citations are vital for ranking locally within search results. They are often the differentiating factor between ranking high on page one of search results, versus not being on the horizon.
Get in touch with our team. We will discuss our offering, the right package and request all information we need to commence our local citation submission service.
When you give us the go-ahead, our team will aim to complete most submissions to directories in the target country specified within your order.
Our citations team will check for existing listings in local directories to avoid duplication. If your old listings are inaccurate, we’ll create a new one from the information you provided us.
We will send you a list of every single directory where your business details were submitted. The local citations report will show live listings and screenshots of submissions.
Our local citations service is highly affordable and effective. The service is usually completed within 7 days. (Prices exclude VAT).
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Common questions and answers about our local business citations service
Local business citations are great for SEO because they provide consistent data across the internet. Having your business information spread across a magnitude of local business directories means that internet users will be able to find your business, particularly for local search rankings.
If your website doesn’t seem authentic to search engine bots, you won’t be prioritised in the search engine result pages. Consistent data, such as name, address and postcode, boosts legitimacy and improves your chances of ranking well.
Yes, when requesting business citations we will request that you complete all the fields we require for consistent business information. We will submit this exactly as provided.
We will require your basic business information, including the name, address, phone number, website address, email address, a description (100 words), founder/CEO name, etc. We will ask for everything we need during the order process.
You can expect around a quarter of the local directory submissions to result in instant live listings. Different directory websites will have different rules regarding acceptance. Some may take longer to review your listing, others may verify business details with the owners via phone, email or letter. This will, of course, increase the length of time a placement may get accepted and will also require the full cooperation of the business owner. We simply don’t guarantee all submissions will result in a live placement because of these variables but we do provide you with a full submission report which shows screenshots of any submission that may not have resulted in an instant live placement.
Our team will ensure that we don’t duplicate citation listings. We do this by checking for your business details in each directory before we submit your citations. Sometimes you will already have listings in some of the 100 directories on our approved list. If this is the case, as part of our local citations service, we will provide a partial refund for the amount we can’t do.
Yes. Our team will screenshot every single submission at the final stage of processing your order. This local citations report will be sent to you for peace of mind knowing all your citations have been submitted.
We will provide you with the login information we used to create your directory account so that you can make any changes you need to. This will be included in your report.
Some directories verify your listing by calling your business number or emailing your email account at a later date. These submissions are usually the ones that are not instant approval.
Not all citations will allow website links (less than 50%) and the ones that do might be nofollow. The value of this service is ensuring consistent business information and mentions of your business as search engines may use this to verify the location of a business.
Our local business citations service is a completely manual process, and for websites that don’t auto accept we take a screenshot of the submission page to show the submission on your report.
Expect sites like Yelp, FourSquare, HotFrog, Scoot, Brownbook, and many others! The range varies based on whether your business is in the UK, US, Australia, or Canada.
Speak to our SEO experts today. Call us on (+44) 01258 917300 or fill out the form and a Parrot Creative representative will call you back.