Local SEO- Who, what and where are they?
Today we’re going to talk about Local SEO and how to build them up.
Building local citations, also known as Local SEO will not only help you gain local traffic from various sources, such as directories and other local search engines.
But, it’ll also help build your trust score that search engines like Google, Bing, and others look at.
They are both general and niche to your business.
Without building your Local SEO up.
In the eyes of the search engines. You just another website.
Here’s a list to start with.
Some are free and some are paid.
You could go with a company like YEXT or others and pay several hundred dollars a year.
Or, you can do the way I prefer to do it.
That way, each and every citation is controlled and correct.
It may take some time to do.
Myself, it took about 10 hours or so and then went back to check a few weeks later, to clean them up and make sure they were listed.
There were a few that charged a dollar, couple that charged $10.
Chamber of Commerce charges $300, just for one submit.
To me, that’s insane.
But, I just took my time and went down through the list and knocked them out, one by one.
Local SEO Checklist
|Citation Site||Domain Authority||Listing URL|
|facebook.com||100||Go To Site|
|Apple Maps||100||Go To Site|
|Google My Business||100||Go To Site|
|yahoo.com||98||Go To Site|
|bbb.org||94||Go To Site|
|yelp.com||93||Go To Site|
|mapquest.com||93||Go To Site|
|Foursquare.com||92||Go To Site|
|opentable.com||86||Go To Site|
|angieslist.com||85||Go To Site|
|here.com||85||Go To Site|
|yellowpages.com||83||Go To Site|
|dnb.com||82||Go To Site|
|merchantcircle.com||80||Go To Site|
|manta.com||80||Go To Site|
|citysearch.com||80||Go To Site|
|yellowbook.com||80||Go To Site|
|TomTom||79||Go To Site|
|whitepages.com||78||Go To Site|
|thumbtack.com||78||Go To Site|
|superpages.com||77||Go To Site|
|switchboard.com||73||Go To Site|
|kudzu.com||71||Go To Site|
|local.botw.org||65||Go To Site|
|yellowbot.com||64||Go To Site|
|local.com||64||Go To Site|
|chamberofcommerce.com||64||Go To Site|
|Bingplaces||64||Go To Site|
|dexknows.com||62||Go To Site|
|hotfrog.com||60||Go To Site|
|insiderpages.com||60||Go To Site|
|2findlocal.com||55||Go To Site|
|spoke.com||55||Go To Site|
|ibegin.com||54||Go To Site|
|elocal||54||Go To Site|
|mojopages.com||52||Go To Site|
|showmelocal.com||49||Go To Site|
|yellowpagecity.com||49||Go To Site|
|yellowpagesgoesgreen.org||49||Go To Site|
|ezlocal||49||Go To Site|
|citysquares.com||48||Go To Site|
|allpages.com||48||Go To Site|
|yasabe.com||48||Go To Site|
|cylex-usa.com||47||Go To Site|
|justdial.com||47||Go To Site|
|salespider.com||45||Go To Site|
|magicyellow.com||45||Go To Site|
|cortera.com||45||Go To Site|
|myhuckleberry.com||44||Go To Site|
|b2byellowpages.com||43||Go To Site|
|corporationwiki.com||43||Go To Site|
|Opendi.us||42||Go To Site|
|powerprofiles.com||40||Go To Site|
|lookooh.com||40||Go To Site|
|MyLocally||40||Go To Site|
|getfave.com||40||Go To Site|
|directorycentral.com||38||Go To Site|
|yippie.biz||36||Go To Site|
|cmac.ws||36||Go To Site|
|Bizvotes||36||Go To Site|
|n49.com||35||Go To Site|
|Forlocations||34||Go To Site|
|tupalo.co||33||Go To Site|
|localstack.com||32||Go To Site|
|tuugo.us||32||Go To Site|
As I said before. Take your time and slowly build your local citations list up.
For some of you. It may take several weeks.
But, if you’re in a hurry. Be prepared to fork out several hundred bucks for something you can do yourself.But, in time, you’ll see your Local SEO improve greatly.
22 years experience in web design, print design, logo’s video editing and even the kitchen sink.