6 Essentials of CitationBurst

1. Over 1,600 high value citation sites to choose from

Our Citation database contains over 1,600 ‘known’ citation sites. These are a powerful mix of general directories, local directories, niche directories & events sites which your business can be listed on. We're pleased to say that we can now submit & update Google+ Local listings as well! Citations are an essential factor for improving your Google+ Local ranking and CitationBurst makes generating local citations a cinch!

2. Hand-pick the directories you want

We filter our extensive citation database based on your location and business type. Then we suggest the most appropriate citations for your business and highlight which sites you’re already listed on. You can hand-pick the specific sites you want to be added to and if you want existing listings to be updated.

Telephone verification - we do submit to sites which require phone verification but we don't handle telephone verifications. That step needs to be completed by the agency or client. We do not claim/update listings on sites which require phone verification.

Anyone who is active in the local business marketplace needs to seriously check out BrightLocal & see if the results are equal to what we've seen.

Jon Keel
Founder and CEO Improved Results

BrightLocal has become integral towards executing our local SEO campaigns successfully. Our team has saved countless hours letting the CitationTracker tool do day-to-day leg work for us.

Jamie Sellars
Inbound Marketing Manager Return on Digital

3. Let our expert citations team do the hard work!

We have a team of 25 citation agents who handle all your submissions for you. We submit directly to each site to ensure immediate delivery of content which helps generate listings faster than using ‘data aggregators’ and content hubs. We create unique email accounts and directory profiles for each campaign and give you the login details once the campaign is complete.

Submission costs are US$3 per directory (US$2 for bulk orders)

Read our ‘Submissions FAQs’ to find out more.

4. Clear & interactive campaign reports

All submissions are completed within 14 days and we provide a clear, online report that enables you to keep track of progress. All live listing URLs are uploaded to the report and you can click through to review the listings.

On-going reporting - we update your campaign reports at 2 weeks & 4 weeks post-submission. We expect the majority of listings to be live by the time of this final report update.

5. Easy campaign management

With our new 'Buy More' feature it's so easy to manage your citation campaigns. You simply set a a new campaign, identify the relevant directories for that client and use the 'Buy More' button to order the next batch of submissions when you want them. We submit the same business information each time and ensure that we don't submit to the same directories twice!

6. 70% of submissions = live listings

We guarantee that at least 70% of our submissions will result in live, active citations. Like other link building or directory submission services, we don't control the sites we use but focus our efforts on directories which are of high quality and deliver a high percentage of live listings.

If we don't achieve 70% live listings within 4 weeks of submission, we submit to additional sites for free until we hit 70%.