Top 50 Local Citation Sites for USA, UK, Canada, and Australia

Top 50 Local Citation Sites for USA, UK, Canada, and Australia
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Top 50 Citation Sites – Updated 2018

We originally published this list of top local citation sites in 2013.

In February 2018 we reviewed all the local directories included and updated each of the country lists to ensure that this is the most complete and fresh citation-building resource available online for anyone looking for business listings or local directories.

Sites were selected based on a range of criteria –

  • Domain Authority (i.e. their ranking power)
  • Generic Sites (i.e. businesses in all categories can get listed on them)
  • Active Sites (i.e. they’re still in business)
  • Accept New Listings (i.e. not closed business lists)

Citation Sites for USA, UK, Canada & Australia

We have divided this list into 4 countries so that businesses & SEOs based in each country can access a set of business listing websites that works for them and their customers.

 

 

 

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*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.

Top 50 local citation sites for the US

Local search means more than a presence on Google+ Local, Facebook and Bing. Allowing customers to find you means building a presence on local citation sites and directories, both general and niche to your business. This list of the top 50 local citation sites in the USA gives a great foundation to your local listing optimization!

 

Citation SiteDomain AuthorityGeneral / Niche Listing URL
facebook.com100GeneralGo to site
google.com98GeneralGo to site
maps.apple.com97GeneralGo to site
bing.com94GeneralGo to site
yelp.com94GeneralGo to site
foursquare.com92GeneralGo to site
mapquest.com92GeneralGo to site
angieslist.com91GeneralGo to site
yellowpages.com91GeneralGo to site
manta.com87GeneralGo to site
merchantcircle.com87GeneralGo to site
superpages.com85GeneralGo to site
yellowbook.com83GeneralGo to site
hotfrog.com77GeneralGo to site
local.com77GeneralGo to site
communitywalk.com76GeneralGo to site
tupalo.com74GeneralGo to site
brownbook.net73GeneralGo to site
showmelocal.com71GeneralGo to site
chamberofcommerce.com70GeneralGo to site
ezlocal.com69GeneralGo to site
lacartes.com69GeneralGo to site
yelloyello.com69GeneralGo to site
2findlocal.com67GeneralGo to site
ebusinesspages.com67GeneralGo to site
salespider.com67GeneralGo to site
spoke.com67GeneralGo to site
citysquares.com66GeneralGo to site
local.botw.org66GeneralGo to site
expressbusinessdirectory.com65GeneralGo to site
worldweb.com65GeneralGo to site
fyple.com64GeneralGo to site
tuugo.us64General
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elocal.com63GeneralGo to site
callupcontact.com61GeneralGo to site
cybo.com61GeneralGo to site
finduslocal.com61GeneralGo to site
hub.biz61GeneralGo to site
cylex.us.com60GeneralGo to site
myhuckleberry.com60GeneralGo to site
n49.com60GeneralGo to site
golocal247.com59GeneralGo to site
mysheriff.net59GeneralGo to site
opendi.us59GeneralGo to site
smartguy.com58GeneralGo to site
iglobal.co57GeneralGo to site
bizhwy.com56GeneralGo to site
wherezit.com56GeneralGo to site
wowcity.com50GeneralGo to site
wand.com47GeneralGo to site

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Top 50 local citation sites for the UK

For SMBs it is vitally important to get listed on those sites which are local to your business – whether that’s in your state, city, county, or town. Building this local search presence helps point customers your way when looking to search engines to find services near them. This list of the top 50 local citation sites and directories in the UK gives great insight to your local search needs.

 

Citation SiteDomain AuthorityGeneral / Niche Listing URL
facebook.com100GeneralGo to site
google.com98GeneralGo to site
maps.apple.com97GeneralGo to site
bing.com94GeneralGo to site
directory.independent.co.uk93GeneralGo to site
directory.thesun.co.uk92GeneralGo to site
foursquare.com92GeneralGo to site
yell.com85GeneralGo to site
tomtom.com80GeneralGo to site
communitywalk.com76GeneralGo to site
tupalo.com74GeneralGo to site
storeboard.com73GeneralGo to site
justlanded.com72GeneralGo to site
yelp.co.uk71GeneralGo to site
lacartes.com69GeneralGo to site
yelloyello.com69GeneralGo to site
192.com68General
Go to site
2findlocal.com67GeneralGo to site
cylex-uk.co.uk67GeneralGo to site
scoot.co.uk67GeneralGo to site
spoke.com67GeneralGo to site
expressbusinessdirectory.com65GeneralGo to site
hotfrog.co.uk63GeneralGo to site
ibegin.com63GeneralGo to site
thomsonlocal.com63GeneralGo to site
gb.enrollbusiness.com62GeneralGo to site
cybo.com60GeneralGo to site
find-us-here.com60GeneralGo to site
n49.com60GeneralGo to site
uk.myhuckleberry.com60GeneralGo to site
where2go.com58GeneralGo to site
iglobal.co57GeneralGo to site
whodoyou.com56GeneralGo to site
barbourproductsearch.info54GeneralGo to site
thetradefinder.co.uk54GeneralGo to site
uksmallbusinessdirectory.co.uk54GeneralGo to site
parkbench.com53GeneralGo to site
touchlocal.com53GeneralGo to site
misterwhat.co.uk51GeneralGo to site
uk.bizadee.com51GeneralGo to site
tuugo.co.uk50General
Go to site
uk.wowcity.com50GeneralGo to site
businessvibes.com49GeneralGo to site
company.fm49GeneralGo to site
tipped.co.uk47GeneralGo to site
wand.com47GeneralGo to site
searchme4.co.uk43GeneralGo to site
uk.ypgo.net42GeneralGo to site
b99.co.uk35GeneralGo to site
infoisinfo.co.uk32GeneralGo to site

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Top 50 local citation sites for Australia

Through local listing optimization and submitting to local search citations can help customers find you and all your business has to offer! Customers use search engines search as Google to find businesses near them, so this list of the top 50 local search citation sites and directories in Australia will help push your local search presence.

 

Citation SiteDomain AuthorityGeneral / NicheListing URL
facebook.com100GeneralGo to site
maps.apple.com97GeneralGo to site
bing.com94GeneralGo to site
foursquare.com92GeneralGo to site
google.com92GeneralGo to site
yellowpages.com.au77GeneralGo to site
communitywalk.com76GeneralGo to site
truelocal.com.au75GeneralGo to site
tupalo.com74GeneralGo to site
brownbook.net73GeneralGo to site
hotfrog.com.au69GeneralGo to site
lacartes.com69GeneralGo to site
yelloyello.com69GeneralGo to site
2findlocal.com67GeneralGo to site
spoke.com67GeneralGo to site
au.kompass.com65GeneralGo to site
expressbusinessdirectory.com65GeneralGo to site
yelp.com.au65GeneralGo to site
startlocal.com.au62GeneralGo to site
au.enrollbusiness.com62GeneralGo to site
callupcontact.com61GeneralGo to site
australia.myhuckleberry.com60GeneralGo to site
cybo.com60GeneralGo to site
find-us-here.com60GeneralGo to site
localsearch.com.au59GeneralGo to site
lekkoo.com58GeneralGo to site
showmelocal.com58GeneralGo to site
where2go.com58GeneralGo to site
iglobal.co57GeneralGo to site
smartguy.com57GeneralGo to site
whodoyou.com56GeneralGo to site
fyple.biz55GeneralGo to site
zipleaf.auz.net53GeneralGo to site
wordofmouth.com.au52GeneralGo to site
au.bizadee.com51GeneralGo to site
aussieweb.com.au51GeneralGo to site
australianplanet.com51GeneralGo to site
au.wowcity.com50GeneralGo to site
localbd.com.au50GeneralGo to site
tuugo.biz50GeneralGo to site
company.fm49GeneralGo to site
clickblue.com.au48GeneralGo to site
wand.com47GeneralGo to site
australiaonlineadvertising.com.au46GeneralGo to site
cylex-australia.com45GeneralGo to site
nationaldirectory.com.au45GeneralGo to site
businesszoom.com.au44GeneralGo to site
localbusinessguide.com.au43GeneralGo to site
nearfinderau.com35GeneralGo to site
infoisinfo-au.com33GeneralGo to site

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Top 50 local citation sites for Canada

The building, maintaining and data cleansing of local citations is an important part of local search. Enabling you to not only help showcase your services in search engines such as Google and Bing but also, more importantly, help customers find you! This list of the top 50 local search citations in Canada gives your business a great start!

 

Citation SiteDomain AuthorityGeneral / NicheListing URL
facebook.com100GeneralGo to site
google.com99GeneralGo to site
maps.apple.com97GeneralGo to site
bing.com94GeneralGo to site
foursquare.com92GeneralGo to site
yellowpages.ca82GeneralGo to site
yelp.ca78GeneralGo to site
tupalo.com74GeneralGo to site
brownbook.net73GeneralGo to site
showmelocal.com71GeneralGo to site
lacartes.com69GeneralGo to site
yelloyello.com69GeneralGo to site
spoke.com67GeneralGo to site
2findlocal.com67GeneralGo to site
expressbusinessdirectory.com65GeneralGo to site
worldweb.com65GeneralGo to site
canpages.ca64GeneralGo to site
ca.enrollbusiness.com62GeneralGo to site
cybo.com60GeneralGo to site
find-us-here.com60GeneralGo to site
myhuckleberry.com60GeneralGo to site
callupcontact.com61GeneralGo to site
hotfrog.ca59GeneralGo to site
411.ca58GeneralGo to site
lekkoo.com58GeneralGo to site
fonolive.com57GeneralGo to site
iglobal.co57GeneralGo to site
smartguy.com57GeneralGo to site
profilecanada.com56GeneralGo to site
whodoyou.com56GeneralGo to site
fyple.ca55GeneralGo to site
foundlocally.com52GeneralGo to site
ca.wowcity.com50GeneralGo to site
lawlink.com50NicheGo to site
company.fm49GeneralGo to site
websites.ca49GeneralGo to site
canadianbusinessdirectory.ca48GeneralGo to site
wand.com47GeneralGo to site
cylex-canada.ca46GeneralGo to site
pathlegal.com42NicheGo to site
cdnpages.ca41GeneralGo to site
opendi.ca41GeneralGo to site
everydentist.com40NicheGo to site
mysheriff.ca39GeneralGo to site
411directoryassistance.ca38GeneralGo to site
cdncompanies.com37GeneralGo to site
canadapages.com31GeneralGo to site
dentistfind.com29NicheGo to site
cibd.ca24GeneralGo to site
linkbyme.net17GeneralGo to site

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280 thoughts on “Top 50 Local Citation Sites for USA, UK, Canada, and Australia”

  1. Ok ha! Discovered it finally! I’ve been endeavoring to track this down again for the last fortnight Myles. An extremely helpful rundown that has several shocks. I’ve scarcely observed any indication of these catalogs over the most recent two years of ferreting about in nearby: localmole, businessclassified, dentonsweb, uk-neighborhood seek and gomy are for the most part new faces to me. Likely simply one more outcome of being in Carlisle, the backwater of present day showcasing 😉 Thanks for assembling this.

  2. This is an extraordinary rundown Myles. This is an extraordinary article for my organization, Local Market Launch, and me. We work with professional references’ online by enhancing organization’s business data and pushing that information crosswise over syndication destinations. There are a few catalogs on here that I have not know about that we will have the capacity to add to our item list. Much obliged for the post!

  3. Thanks for a really great list. This will help me a lot in SEO. I simply can’t thank you enough. Getting listed in there will help business to be found very easily. I am from Discover Devices and I would like to know the procedure of getting listed in here.

    1. Thanks for your comment! We regularly update this post so can look to include more citation sites when we do so.

      All the best

      Jamie

  4. It’s a perfect list for instant approval. I have gone through each of website but there are some websites need to be remove from the list as there are not working.
    Thanks for sharing the nice collection.

  5. Thanks for sharing the site. Can you please guide for creating back link with citation, I means timing, per month how much and their indexation.

  6. Thanks for sharing the great list of local business listing site, but many of links are not working and some of links are paid listing so please mention that.

    Thanks

  7. You should differentiate between follow and no-follow; not saying that the no-follow ones don’t serve a purpose, but people may get the wrong idea of what they accomplish.

  8. its actually note worthy that it is imperative to check the domain authority before submitting your site in 2018, all the sites are noteworthy.
    i can use the list to help my local business grow on conference hall in delhi and banquet halls in delhi and best hotel in delhi

    1. Hi Hugo, thanks for letting us know. These were all working at time of publishing. Feel free to email us at content@brightlocal.com with a list of sites you’ve found that aren’t working and we’ll plan to update the resource.

      Thanks

      Jamie

    1. Hi Frank, we actually updated it in February 2018, and will look into updating again soon.

      Thanks

      Jamie

  9. I have found your business listing site through organically. This is great resource of listing site. I have followed your list for my website. Really my ranking is boost now day by day. Thanks for providing great list of business listing site.

  10. Anderson, thanks for useful list of citation sites 2018. I understand that domain authority must be check before submit link building for business promotion. Now i can use some important site to promote my local business regarding conference hall, party venue and meeting rooms. I need top citation sites for India…

    1. Thanks for your comment Susan. We’ve recently updated the list, and it’d be great to know which sites aren’t working for you? We’ll jump on and make sure everything’s working.

      Thank you!
      Rosie

  11. I’ve got these sorted in bookmark folders and I just select 5-10 at a time and open them all, go thru them using roboform to greatly speed up the redundant process, and rinse/repeat.

  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. Hi, Thanks for sharing valuable information. I just want to ask you a question, which one is more valuable the free listing site or paid listing sites. I got a bit confused over here. which one I’ll choose for my business.

    Thank You

    1. Hi Rakesh,

      Thanks for your question. It depends on the site authority. The value is where all you’re the listings of the business are showing identical information. Google crawls the directories to ensure that all the data is correct. There’s also value if the site provides a back link back to your site. If you have a site with high authority with your listing on then Google will trust that. There are a lot of free directories that have this. Have a look at CitationBurst and input your business, CitationBurst will then return the most authoritative sites for you to be listed on.

      Many thanks,
      Helen

    1. Hi Nadir,

      Thanks for the suggestion. Our work currently focuses on the UK, USA, Canada and Australia, but if we move into other areas we’ll add them here, too.

      Thanks

      Jamie

  14. Wonderful blog post. This is absolute magic from you! I have never seen a more wonderful post than this one. You’ve really made my day today with this. I hope you keep this up!

  15. Hi,
    Nice free list of local listing website you can also add this website http://www.svcfinder.com/ for free USA Local business listing a website with many advanced features like booking online with easy 4 steps service and team management tools, service highlight section with prices.
    Thanks in advance.

  16. Hello Myles Anderson,

    I also have a local listing site for Bangladesh. You can also add this website in Your Local Listing List.

    Thanks

  17. Hey Myles,

    Thanks for sharing awesome list of local citation sites. I was looking for list to build citations for my locksmith niche.

    Thanks.

  18. Hi guys,
    Thank you so much for this wonderful great list! This is a very good site. I like it. Thank you for sharing this great information. This is very informative.

  19. Local ciataion is a very important for local business, and this list is a really big plus for the small business owners like me, Thanks!

  20. Great Australian based local citation sites list !!

    I’ve used these sites for my local business directory website.

    Thanks to share with us….

  21. Hi! Myles Anderson! I was searching about best and quality local citation sites you have solved my problem. Now I want Canadian sites for business listing. Can you provide?

  22. The lists are useful. I pretty sure Google will take localisation as an important factor in search result ranking.

    1. Hi, Myriad…We haven’t found that a high number of online directory listings is detrimental to your business. However, the QUALITY of the directories you’re getting listed on DOES matter — a lot!

      — Sherry

  23. Is this an updated list? I can see the article was published long back. Not sure if all the sites are still live. If this is an updated list, then I must say you have done a great work.

  24. 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

  25. 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.

  26. Most of the websites are good but some run very bad. All sites are common just need to verify again the list and add some fresh directories along this year.

    1. Hi tscth – we have recently refreshed this (March 2017) list so that dead sites are removed and data has been updated!

  27. 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!

  28. 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!

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

  31. 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
    it!

  32. 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 🙂

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

    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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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!

  38. 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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