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.

More citation resources:

 *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.


Download Top 50 Citation Sites for USA, UK, Australia & Canada

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In my capacity as CEO, i get involved in all areas of the business but my 2 biggest passions are our 'Tools' and our 'Customers'. It's my job to ensure that we continue to extend and improve our tool-set to meet our customers ever-changing needs. But it's just as important that we deliver excellent customer service to match our tools - one without the other just doesn't cut it!

37 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 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? 😀

  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 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 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 :)

  12. Mollie

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your weblog?
    My website is in the exact same area of interest as yours and my visitors would really benefit
    from a lot of the information you provide here. Please
    let me know if this alright with you. Appreciate

  13. Sai Krishna D

    Hello Myles.,

    Thanks for sharing fabulous listings & information. You really did a great job, because it will take hours of time to search one by one list like this, but you made the great list with all local australian list. You saved lots of people time. Thanks again!

    God Bless You
    have a Blessed day!

  14. Sam

    Really impressive Information!! Everyone will be benefited from here. Thanks Myles

  15. Mark Henry

    Thanks for sharing wonderful listings & in order. You really did a great job, because it will take hours of time to search one by one list like this, but you made the great list with all local USA lists. You saved lots of people time. Thanks again!

  16. Brandi

    This is a really helpful list of local citation sights. Thank you cutting down on my workload!

  17. Ross Marchant Ross Marchant

    You’re welcome Brandi – glad you find it useful.

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