Top 50 local citation sites – US, UK, Canada & Australia

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The following lists of sites are extracted from over 100,000 reports run using our CitationTracker tool. 

These sites are classified by country, with a different list of ‘Top 50′ sites per country. Their ranking is determined by ‘frequency of appearance’ in CitationTracker reports. We identify citation sites by querying Google, Yahoo & Bing for business data and then de-dupe the search results to leave 1 unique entry per domain per report. These sites are typically genuine ‘structured’ citation sites* which allow you to list &/or edit your business listings.

There are currently 4 country options available in our CitationTracker tool – USA, UK, Canada & Australia. Some of these sites are country specific and same have international coverage so may appear on more than 1 list.

 *NB – we haven’t filtered these results to remove ‘non-structured’ sites; it’s the nature of online business listings that structured citation sites dominate search results and citation reports.

No  USA CANADA UK AUSTRALIA
 1 yellowpages.com  yellowpages.ca yell.com  truelocal.com.au 
 2 merchantcircle.com  canpages.ca cylex-uk.co.uk  yellowpages.com.au 
 3 superpages.com 

weblocal.ca    

thomsonlocal.com  hotfrog.com.au 
 4 yahoo.com 

cylex.ca     

hotfrog.co.uk  aussieweb.com.au 
 5 manta.com  yelp.com   misterwhat.co.uk  reverseaustralia.com 
 6 yelp.com  manta.com             yelp.com  yelp.com 
 7 facebook.com  facebook.com  independent.co.uk  local.com.au 
 8  citysearch.com     yelp.ca  yelp.co.uk  cylex.com.au 
 9 showmelocal.com   hotfrog.ca  qype.co.uk  facebook.com 
 10 yellowbot.com  pagesjaunes.ca  thesun.co.uk  findlocal.com.au 
 11 citysquares.com  cdnpages.ca  ufindus.com  localbusinessguide.com.au  
 12 b2byellowpages.com  ibegin.com  scoot.co.uk  aubiz.org 
 13 yellowbook.com  profilecanada.com  manta.com  phonenumber.com.au 
 14 switchboard.com  businessnetpages.com  facebook.com  australianguide.net 
 15 mojopages.com  ziplocal.ca  touchlocal.com  whitepages.com.au 
 16 hotfrog.com  allpages.com  bizwiki.co.uk  whereis.com 
 17 local.com  directorycentral.com  brownbook.net  yelp.com.au 
 18 whitepages.com  goldbook.ca  near.co.uk  brownbook.net 
 19 directorycentral.com  salespider.com  accessplace.com  manta.com 
 20 gatehousemedia.com  phonepages.ca  localmole.co.uk  startlocal.com.au 
 21 dexknows.com  dakitaki.com  businessclassified.co.uk  yalwa.com.au 
 22 powerprofiles.com  brownbook.net  dentonsweb.com  superpages.com.au 
 23 ibegin.com  findusfast.ca  uk-local-search.co.uk  street-directory.com.au 
 24 mapquest.com  zoominfo.com  gomy.co.uk  dlook.com.au 
 25 allpages.com  n49.ca  mylocalservices.co.uk  youtube.com 
 26 theusaexplorer.com  ourbis.ca  thelocalweb.net  issuu.com 
 27 chamberofcommerce.com  canadianbusinessdirectory.ca  ukplaces.com  eatability.com.au 
 28 cylex-usa.com  reallymadeincanada.info  u121.com  bloo.com.au 
 29 yippie.biz  wikidomo.com  yahoo.com  locafy.com.au 
 30 salespider.com  bbb.org  locallife.co.uk  nearyouau.com 
 31 cmac.ws  highbeam.com  thediscdirectory.co.uk  gumsquare.com 
 32 ocregister.com boomtrek.ca  192.com  womo.com.au 
 33 magicyellow.com  youtube.com  zettai.net  fyple.biz 
 34 locallife.com  issuu.com  pageinsider.com  scribd.com 
 35 post-gazette.com  foursquare.com  issuu.com  localbd.com.au 
 36 bbb.org  yalwa.ca  wheresbest.co.uk  localstore.com.au 
 37 a2zyp.com  canada411.ca  cityvisitor.co.uk  yahoo.com 
 38 kudzu.com  canadaspace.com  118.com  australianplanet.com 
 39  insiderpages.com  nearyouca.com  townpages.com   wowcity.com 
 40 yellowpagecity.com  411.ca  wampit.co.uk  nationaldirectory.com.au 
 41 justdial.com  yellowpagesgoesgreen.org  fish4biz.com  locationary.com 
 42 yellowpagesgoesgreen.org  locatefamily.com  fyple.co.uk  google.com 
 43 gopickle.com  canadianplanet.net  freeindex.co.uk  pageinsider.com  
 44 staradvertiser.com  yahoo.com smilelocal.com  tuugo.biz 
 45 lookooh.com  yellowee.com localstore.co.uk  vicdir.com 
 46 corporationwiki.com  opendi.ca uk-web-index.co.uk  pinkpages.com.au 
 47 angieslist.com  pipl.com companiesintheuk.co.uk  yellowbook.com.au 
 48 answers.com  fyple.ca yudu.com  pipl.com 
 49 bundle.com  scribd.com searchme4.co.uk  wampit.com.au 
 50 cortera.com  foundlocally.com  odovo.co.uk  clickibiz.com 

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19 Responses to “Top 50 local citation sites – US, UK, Canada & Australia”

  1. Ray Cassidy

    Ah ha! Found it at last! I’ve been trying to track this down again for the last fortnight Myles. A really useful list that has a couple of surprises. I’ve hardly seen any sign of these directories in the last two years of ferreting about in local: localmole, businessclassified, dentonsweb, uk-local-search & gomy are all new faces to me. Probably just another consequence of being in Carlisle, the backwater of modern marketing ;-) Thanks for putting this together.

    In the download, what do the numbers in the spreadsheet relate to? I’m curious.

  2. Shane Balas

    This is a great list Myles. This is a great article for my company, Local Market Launch, and me. We work with business’s listings online by optimizing company’s business information and pushing that data across syndication sites. There are some directories on here that I have not hear of that we will be able to add to our product list. Thanks for the post!

  3. Art

    You may want to remove the locallife.com from your list, there is nothing there.

  4. Laurence

    Thanks for putting together this list really helpful, I may have taken me a while but I have now added my company too these sites, so fingers crossed it will help with citations, hence Google places ranking, and generally help with the SEO for my website.

  5. Rachel Kruse

    Thanks for sharing useful list for local business owners and promoters.

  6. Satish

    Thank you for the awesome list. But what is the Count Column used for in the excel sheet? :D

  7. Myles Anderson Myles Anderson

    Hi Satish – the count column was the number of instances that this citation site appeared on a citation report in the analysis we did. So it shows you the frequency that they appear in Google’s index when searching for a local business.

  8. matt

    thanks Myles for providing very helpful and great list. local business directories still help a lot a lot in local search engine optimization. Getting listed in best uk directories can really help to find in local search. Can you please add one more free uk directory uklistingz.co.uk in this list . Thanks

  9. Jay Patel

    That’s a really awesome resource for local citation. Currently, I have a client from USA and Australia. It’d be great if you can share some business listing and review sites like womo.com.au and similar

  10. M Aamir

    Hi! Myles Anderson you are doing really good job i was searching about local citation.and you solve my problem in your article. Thank You So Much

  11. Glenn Rodgers

    Thanks a lot Myles Anderson to share precious information i really want Canada based citation sites for one of my client for local list. I was unable to searching these sites but today i got such a nice and useful CANADA based citation list from your this wonderful post. Thanks again Anderson :)

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