Online directories (often referred to as ‘citation sites’) are crucial for local search optimization. But which online business directories and citation sites are the best? The citation lists below are the outcome of a huge project to compile the most comprehensive list of niche citation sites available on the internet.
Focusing on the top citation sites by business category, this resource was originally published in 2014 but has now been refreshed for 2017, thanks to countless man-hours from our in-house citation team, as well as valuable feedback and new site suggestions we’ve had from you in that time — so thanks for all your comments!
What follows is an updated list of over 1,000 niche citation sites for 41 business categories.
How we identified 1,000+ Citation Sites
Using a variety of sources (including our own local citation databases, manual research, existing resources etc..) we compiled a pool of over 10,000 possible business listing sites. We manually reviewed each 1 of these sites and filtered them down to the top 20-40 citations per business category.
- Is it a niche citation site? (if no, then discard – so no yelp.com here)
- Is there a clear ‘Add Listing’ option? (if no, then discard)
- Does the site operate in one of USA / CAN / UK / AUS? (If no, discard)
- What business category does it cater to?
- What is the Domain Authority of the site?
- Does it offer a Free or Paid Listing? (or in some cases Reciprocal)
- What is the listing page URL?
Niche Citation Categories
Naturally, not every industry or local business category is catered for, but we have tried to include as many popular industries as possible. Within each category we’ve tried to provide the top 20-40 citation sites for that industry.
Please use this index to jump down to the category you are interested in.
To return here, use the ‘back to index’ link below each table.