What are Citations?

Citations are basically mentions of your website or business on another website. This could be on a forum, directory or social media site. Citations are seen by search engines as people talking about your website or business. This is different from people linking to you they are just mentioning you.

Citations apparently help your rankings in the local search listings on search engines so they are very important.

MOZ is also a great place to get a citation and is also great to get involved in discussions about SEO topics and show off your skills. 

The UK Business directory has been around a while and is certainly liked by Google. 

shebuyersguide is a great resource for safety related sites. Here is Opus Pharmacy services on there.

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ABI Logic allows you to submit informative articles to show off your writing skills and promote your business. Here are a few examples:  

Citations are basically mentions of your website or business on another website. This could be on a forum, directory or social media site. Citations are seen by search engines as people talking about your website or business. This is different from people linking to you they are just mentioning you.

Linktree is a great resource to help get your citations indexed. 

Forums are also a great way to get your name out there whether that is a simple mention of your company or to get involved with other forum members helping them out with your expertise. The UK business forums is a great place to get your business name know.

My Local services is a great site to get your business listed on. 

Curlie is the replacement for the DMOZ directory and you can find My Mobility on there.

Business directories with a high domain rating are well worth the time to get your business listed on it. Business Directory.  

PF Buzz is a great way to check if your website is configured correctly. Zumvu is a great site where you can list your business profile. There are various levels of access but the free option gives you a nice looking profile and link to your website. You need to verify that you own the business by uploading some documentation as proof. 

Slides is a great way to showcase a presentation on any topic you want.

Find us here is a great local search directory allowing businesses to promote their services.

I really like Pearl Trees which allows you to organise all your favourite places on the internet in one place.

Issuu is also one of my favourites. Behance is also a great site to sign up to.

Directories are a good way of getting your brand out there and local directories such as Sheffield Company can help raise your brand awareness in the local community by getting you listed in the local maps section on Google.

Wikidot allows you to create your own mini website on a subdomain. You need to know a little about web design but it isn’t difficult as they provide user guides and support. Here is Lojix on Wikidot.

Spotlight is another great site where you can list any business related to casting and music – here is Select Recording Studios on Spotlight

Business directories are another great way to get more online exposure

If you work for a construction company then you can list your skills an your companies details on designing buildings.

Folkd is also a great place to save all your favourite sites – 

Linkedin is a great website for getting your business out there. You can connect with people or groups but you can also create what are called show case pages. This allow you to show off some of your products or services.

I hope you get the idea now. As well as citations and local business directory listings another good way of improving your local listings on Google is to encourage people to review your products and services.

Building Arena is a great place to list your construction business.

DMCA is a great site that allows you to monitor if people copy your content, you also get a backlink to your site on your badge, 

Site review software such as this one or this one are great to check on how well you have done the SEO on your website.

About Me is a great site to showcase your business.

Enroll business is another great site that allows you to submit your business profile.

SEO audit are really popular and can give you some insights as to how to improve your search engine rankings. 

PF Buzz is a great way to check if your website is configured correctly. 

I recently came across Link Tree and it is a great place to put all your links in one place, 

Find us here is a great local search directory allowing businesses to promote their services.

I really like Pearl Trees which allows you to organise all your favourite places on the internet in one place.

Link Tree is a good way to store all your links in one place.  

Issuu is also one of my favourites. Behance is also a great site to sign up to.

Directories are a good way of getting your brand out there and local directories such as Sheffield Company can help raise your brand awareness in the local community by getting you listed in the local maps section on Google.

Bombstat is a great site to get on and it will also give you some recommendations on what is or isn’t configured correctly on your website.

ABI Logic allows you to submit articles which means you can get stories out there about your business. If you a keen photographer you might want to check out 500px.

Spotlight is another great site where you can list any business related to casting and music – here is Select Recording Studios on Spotlight

Linkedin is a great website for getting your business out there. You can connect with people or groups but you can also create what are called show case pages. This allow you to show off some of your products or services.

Other social media sites that are great to get your name out there and help with backlinks to your products or services include Slideshare and Pinterest.

Video is becoming more and more popular and other sites are taking on Youtube for traffic. Vimeo is quite popular and very easy to use.

I hope you get the idea now. As well as citations and local business directory listings another good way of improving your local listings on Google is to encourage people to review your products and services.