Citation Building Service
for Local Business

Local business citation building service. Citaion Audit, Citation Fix and Citation Building from Quality Niche and hyper local business portals.

Citation Building Service

Building high quality citations from relevant and reputed business portals is the key to rank for local searches. Relevancy to business and locality is the top priority while building citations. Building hundreds of citations with automated tools or cheap data entry labor will hurt local search rankings sooner or later. It is important that you build citations with consistency from reputed and relevant business portals where search engines and clients find your business.

Building citations on reputable portals will boost your credibility with Google and increase your search ranking, expanding your digital footprint. Building citations on local business portals, business directories, Chamber of commerce, apps, and on social platforms help potential clients to discover your businesses and can also impact local search engine rankings.

Road Map for Building Local Citation

Build Citation Data With Right NAP: Consistent NAP (Name, Address, Phone Number) is a must when you build citations. Our citation building team compiles accurate data of every detail of your business to ensure effective citations. We build citations with 100% complete profiles with attention to detail. The citations we build portray your business at best to attract potential clients and search engines to understand your business in detail. We make sure that the citations are impressive and strive to complete the profiles with accurate data.

The following business data are the essential building blocks to create an impressive citation.

  • NAP (Name of Business, Address [No. Street, City, State, Zip], Phone Number)
  • Local Business Category
  • GPS Co-ordinates
  • Driving Directions
  • Parking Facilities, Location
  • Multimedia - Images & Videos
  • Coupons, Offers
  • Business Logo
  • Business Tagline
  • Business Email
  • About Business
  • Business associations
  • Hours/Days of operation
  • Social Media Properties (Google My Business, FB Page, Twitter, Youtube Channel etc.)
  • Brands, Apps

Citation Audit & Fix Prior to Building Citations

Citation audit comes first even before building local citations. Collect all the existing citations and audit for NAP consistency. Our team will audit each and every citation and check for consistency for the below. If there are inconsistencies in the existing citations we will fix it by updating the citations or by contacting the webmasters to correct the data. The following details will be precisely checked for 100% consistency.

  • Name: Name of the Business
  • Address: Floor/Suite Number, Name of Building, Street Address, City, State/Region/County, Country
  • Phone Number: Country Code, Area Code, Format
  • Toll Free Number
  • GPS Coordinates
  • Business Email

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Build Hyper Local Citations:

We will build citations based on the operating area of your business by identifying the best business portals, B2B portals, White Pages, Yellow Pages, Review Sites, Map Sites, GPS aggregators and reputed portals in that locality.

  • Build citations on chamber of commerce in the area
  • Build citations on Region Based Business Portals
  • Build Citations on City Based Business Portals
  • Build Citations on State Based Business Portals
  • Build citations on Local Business Group
  • Build Citations on Data Aggregators

Build Industry Specific (NICHE) Citations:

Identify business portals based on the Business Niche and build quality citations. Relevancy and reputation is an important factor and we make sure that we build citations in portals that are relevant to your business.

Claim And Verify Citations:

Claiming the business and confirming the citation is the final part of building citation. We claim all the citations we build and verify the business profiles. A detailed report with the URL of all the citations along with account details will be provided to you. As a business owner, you own all the citations we build for your business and have 100% exclusive control over all the citations.

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FAQ on Building Local Business Citations

Why should I build citations for my business and does it impact my rankings?

Building citations is quintessential for any local business as it significantly increase online visibility, drive in clients and influence search engine rankings positively. The quality of citations and relevancy impact positively or negatively the search engine rankings. The greater the number of consistent, relevant citations a business builds online influence search engine rankings to rank your business on top of SERPs. Inconsistent and inaccurate citations damage reputation, search engine rankings and new business from online users.

What is the difference between structured citations and unstructured citations?

Structured citation is an organized listing of your business with NAP essentials and you have control over the listings. If you have changed your business address or phone number, you can always update your business information making it consistent. When you setup a Google My Business or Yelp business page, you can at any time update your citations.

Unstructured citations mostly mention your business name not exactly the way you wanted it but may talk about your business. You may not have control over the listings as it is cited on a log or news portal by a third party.

Why Should We Hire SIM And How Do You Build High Quality Citations?

We at SIM have worked for thousands of businesses in the past 18 years and have an extensive list of reputed citation sources based on locations, industry niches and we have good relations with popular business portals. We do additional research for every business to collect more relevant citation sources pertaining to the business. We consider the following while selecting citation sources.

  • Popularity & Authority
  • Readily Indexed
  • Managed Listings
  • Industry Relevant
  • Local by Region
  • Domain Age
  • Strictly NO SPAMMY Network or Automated Business Directories

We offer a turnkey citation service, from analyzing your business, collect data to build citation, research the best resources for citation, build citation with accurate data, confirm citations and hand over you with the list of citations, accounts and all other data. Unlike most of the agencies, we do not hold back any data and you have 100% exclusive control of your business citations. With an expert citation team and over 18 years of experience, we offer you the best rates with accurate citations in a record time.

Our citation team analyzes competition and identifies new citation opportunities. Like competitor link building strategies in SEO, we research your competitor's presence on local business portal and industry niches to find the right places to build new citations.

Do you provide white label citation service for agencies?

Absolutely, our core business is from agencies that resell our digital marketing services. We build white label citations for agencies at a massive discount. All the citation reports will be branded under your agency brand (white label). We also do white label Citation audit to help you get new clients. Contact us for sample white label citation audit and citation building.

What is local citation?

Local citation is the mention of incorporated name, physical address of business, phone number, city, zip, Geo coordinates, business category, driving categories and much more on business directories, portals chamber of commerce etc. Local citations help businesses reach more online customers with brand exposure.

Where can we build local citations?

You can build local citations on reputed and relevant business portals, local chamber of commerce, Google my business, Data aggregators, Map sites, FB pages, Yelp, PR portals, Social Media properties, Hyper local directories, Niche business directories and local news portals. Building local business citations are not limited to a specific set of sites, but depending on the business category you may extend to a variety of portals catering your industry.

Should I use a local citation tool to build and manage my citations?

Yes, you can use citation tools to build local citations and there are a number of tools provide by third party citation providers sucha as Moz, Whitespark etc. However you can build your own local citation by doing a research on local business directories, your competitor citations and by googling for citation sources. Using a citation building tool will cost you but saves time.

Should I hire a local citation expert to build citations?

Hiring a right local business expert who has expertise in your domain will have the following benefits.

  • They have precise data of reputable and relevant citation sources.
  • A citation expert will prepare rich informative data on your business to build citations.
  • As a citation expert, they will submit the accurate data and subsequently do the confirmations, verifications and follow up as and when needed.
  • A local citation expert keeps track of new citation sources, latest trends to get more online visibility for your business.
  • Whenever a policy change happens in a local citation source, an expert can re submit your business info as per the guidelines.
  • Local citation experts have good relations with data aggregators, business portals and various citation sources.

Is local citation considered as a backlink?

Yeah certainly, every citation with a link to your website is considered as a back link and helps you in local SEO search results. However there are unstructured citations which may not have a link back to your site which is not considered as a backlink.

Are all local citations Do-Follow?

No, not all local citations are do-follow. Some of the local citations are no-follow, but still is beneficial.

What are local map citations?

Map citations are citation sources exclusive for map listings, where you can mark the Geo coordinates of your exact business location. They get distributed on GPS and Map trackers.

How to do a local citation audit?

Google the following

  • Your business name + City,
  • Your business name + Phone Number,
  • Your business name + ZIP

Collect all the URL's from the results where your business is listed in an excel sheet. Use a free citation audit tool like citation tracker, Moz or paid tools such as SEMrush etc. and append the URL's to the search list. This will provide you with a list of URL's where your business is listed. Now you have to analyze every URL for

  • Consistent Business Name
  • Exact Address
  • Right Phone number
  • Correct CIty & Zip
  • Check if it displays current business details

Any inconsistency in the citation should be noted down to be fixed.