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.

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.

 1yellowpages.com yellowpages.cayell.com truelocal.com.au 
 2merchantcircle.com canpages.cacylex-uk.co.uk yellowpages.com.au 
 3superpages.com weblocal.ca    thomsonlocal.com hotfrog.com.au 
 4yahoo.com cylex.ca     hotfrog.co.uk aussieweb.com.au 
 5manta.com yelp.com  misterwhat.co.uk reverseaustralia.com 
 6yelp.com manta.com            yelp.com yelp.com 
 7facebook.com facebook.com independent.co.uk local.com.au 
 8 citysearch.com    yelp.ca yelp.co.uk cylex.com.au 
 9showmelocal.com  hotfrog.ca qype.co.uk facebook.com 
 10yellowbot.com pagesjaunes.ca thesun.co.uk findlocal.com.au 
 11citysquares.com cdnpages.ca ufindus.com localbusinessguide.com.au  
 12b2byellowpages.com ibegin.com scoot.co.uk aubiz.org 
 13yellowbook.com profilecanada.com manta.com phonenumber.com.au 
 14switchboard.com businessnetpages.com facebook.com australianguide.net 
 15mojopages.com ziplocal.ca touchlocal.com whitepages.com.au 
 16hotfrog.com allpages.com bizwiki.co.uk whereis.com 
 17local.com directorycentral.com brownbook.net yelp.com.au 
 18whitepages.com goldbook.ca near.co.uk brownbook.net 
 19directorycentral.com salespider.com accessplace.com manta.com 
 20gatehousemedia.com phonepages.ca localmole.co.uk startlocal.com.au 
 21dexknows.com dakitaki.com businessclassified.co.uk yalwa.com.au 
 22powerprofiles.com brownbook.net dentonsweb.com superpages.com.au 
 23ibegin.com findusfast.ca uk-local-search.co.uk street-directory.com.au 
 24mapquest.com zoominfo.com gomy.co.uk dlook.com.au 
 25allpages.com n49.ca mylocalservices.co.uk youtube.com 
 26theusaexplorer.com ourbis.ca thelocalweb.net issuu.com 
 27chamberofcommerce.com canadianbusinessdirectory.ca ukplaces.com eatability.com.au 
 28cylex-usa.com reallymadeincanada.info u121.com bloo.com.au 
 29yippie.biz wikidomo.com yahoo.com locafy.com.au 
 30salespider.com bbb.org locallife.co.uk nearyouau.com 
 31cmac.ws highbeam.com thediscdirectory.co.uk gumsquare.com 
 32ocregister.comboomtrek.ca 192.com womo.com.au 
 33magicyellow.com youtube.com zettai.net fyple.biz 
 34locallife.com issuu.com pageinsider.com scribd.com 
 35post-gazette.com foursquare.com issuu.com localbd.com.au 
 36bbb.org yalwa.ca wheresbest.co.uk localstore.com.au 
 37a2zyp.com canada411.ca cityvisitor.co.uk yahoo.com 
 38kudzu.com canadaspace.com 118.com australianplanet.com 
 39 insiderpages.com nearyouca.com townpages.com  wowcity.com 
 40yellowpagecity.com 411.ca wampit.co.uk nationaldirectory.com.au 
 41justdial.com yellowpagesgoesgreen.org fish4biz.com locationary.com 
 42yellowpagesgoesgreen.org locatefamily.com fyple.co.uk google.com 
 43gopickle.com canadianplanet.net freeindex.co.uk pageinsider.com  
 44staradvertiser.com yahoo.comsmilelocal.com tuugo.biz 
 45lookooh.com yellowee.comlocalstore.co.uk vicdir.com 
 46corporationwiki.com opendi.cauk-web-index.co.uk pinkpages.com.au 
 47angieslist.com pipl.comcompaniesintheuk.co.uk yellowbook.com.au 
 48answers.com fyple.cayudu.com pipl.com 
 49bundle.com scribd.comsearchme4.co.uk wampit.com.au 
 50cortera.com foundlocally.com odovo.co.uk clickibiz.com 

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53 thoughts on “Top 50 local citation sites – US, UK, Canada & Australia”

  1. 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. 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. 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.

    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.

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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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  9. 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!

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

  11. 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!

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