Establish Your Credibility with Consistent Local Citations

Local citation services can help new customers discover your business and allow Google to better evaluate your online authority. What does the rest of the Internet say about your business? Is it radio silence or a mess of incorrect phone numbers and addresses? Citation creation and management is an important aspect of SEO. 

What is Local Citation and Why It Matters?

Use our local citation services to help make it easier for searchers to discover your website and access your correct business information.

A citation is simply an online reference to your business name, address, and phone number (often referred to as NAP). A citation can occur on local directories (like Yelp and Google My Business), as well as other websites, plus apps, social platforms, and more.

Google uses citations to evaluate the online authority of your business, which can influence your rankings in Search results.

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How We Use Citations to Grow Local Search Rankings

  • Citations can impact local search engine rankings.

    Trust and authority are important local ranking signals. As Google becomes more familiar with your brand through local citations they build trust in your website. Over time, you should see your business ranking improve and move higher in Search Results.

  • Citation websites often appear in Search Results for your brand.

    In addition to helping your website rank #1 when someone searches for your brand, citations will often be visible as well. Our local citation services can help you maximize your real estate in Google’s search results and increase the likelihood that searchers will interact with your brand.

  • Citations are an important digital asset that impact rankings and revenue.

    Moz credits citations with playing a critical role in either positively or negatively impacting your rankings, reputation, and revenue. This SEO industry thought leader calls citations “high stakes assets” that are a necessity for all online local businesses. Add local citation services into your Local SEO strategy and start seeing how it can benefit your business in many ways.

Fuel Your SEO and Reputation with Citations


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“It matters what people are saying about your business! You would never publish a newspaper ad with a wrong phone number or address so why allow misinformation about you to remain online? When it comes to local citations, you must think about quantity, quality, and accuracy in order to gain Google’s trust. Ignoring citations simply means missing out on key opportunities to strengthen your online reputation and local SEO rankings.”

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Local SEO Expert, 1st on the List

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Frequently Asked Questions About Local Citations

What is a local citation?

A local citation is any mention of your business on the Internet and plays a key role in improving your local search results.

What is a citation link?

A citation link includes a mention of your business plus a link back to your website.

What is a citation audit?

As part of our local citation services, a citation audit takes a look at every place on the Internet where your business is mentioned. The audit also checks the accuracy and consistency of each of your business listings.

More About 1st on the List

For the last 22+ years, 1st on the List has worked with businesses of all sizes across Canada and the United States to obtain better search visibility, search traffic, and revenues. As part of our online marketing services we offer affordable and effective Local SEO packages, which can include local citation services including Audits, Development, and Management.

Our clients are thrilled by the results we achieve (check out some recent SEO Case Studies). Third-party feedback websites like Clutch.co and TopSEOs also rank us among the best in the country.

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For many local businesses, Citations are often at the bottom of their priority list. By focusing on citations you can start to reap great rewards in terms of rankings, reputation, and revenue! Let us walk you through the entire process and save you hours upon hours of manual work.


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