Top 50 Local Citation Sites – US, UK, Canada & Australia

Top 50 Local Citation Sites – US, UK, Canada & Australia

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 some have international coverage so may appear on more than 1 list.

BrightLocal has been amazing and has saved me at least a dozen hours building citations!

Deacon Tyler Los Angeles

*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.


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84 thoughts on “Top 50 Local Citation Sites – US, UK, Canada & Australia”

  1. This is a great list but would like some clarification on how you determine the top 50. Is it the top 50 you see the most when doing competitive research? Or the top 50 by domain rank? Or top 50 by organic search? That would be helpful to understand what “top” really means. Otherwise, nice list and thank you for publishing this. We have two locations so we’ll be updating both offices. Thanks!

    1. Hi..Great question! If you do a search for ‘online directories’ or ‘online business directories’ you’ll find reputable sites that have lists of trusted directories. We keep a list of the ones the industry recommends and focus on those.

      – Sherry Bonelli

  2. I’ve been searching forever for a list this concise and helpful. I had forgotten about maybe 20 of these citations so thank you for sharing this. Have it bookmarked so I can easily revisit it and reference.

  3. Hi there! Description for each directory must be unique ? I have a representatives of our comany worldwide. So I collected database directories all over the world and I want to place there information about our representatives in each country ( addresses will be their ) , but url will be of our general site. So, how to make each of them unique description of the company? Or I can write the same information about our company in each directory? In this case can be a penalty from Google or not? I’d be glad for any advice!

  4. Excellent resource Myles, I always use this as a starting point for building quality citations within a local seo campaign & also teach my students to use your resources to their advantage too. Thanks for putting this together!

  5. Nice list! I don’t know about – I tried to search and just got “page not found”. But a new one I like is – they allow you to have either a plain text listing or a “rich listing” with pictures and colors and stuff.

  6. 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!

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  8. 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 🙂

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

    1. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

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