Build citations on key sites
Submit listings to 100+ sites, as well as specialist industry sites, in one go.
Submit listings to 100+ sites, as well as specialist industry sites, in one go.
Fix NAP inaccuracies in existing citations so there’s no misinformation to confuse search engines or customers.
Remove harmful duplicate listings that could be holding back local SEO performance.
Short of spending countless hours submitting local citations yourself, BrightLocal is the most affordable way to grow your online presence and improve local SEO, costing as little as $2 per site.
See for yourself in the full competitor price comparison table below.
Not only will you enjoy savings from the outset, but many agencies and businesses end up saving $1,000s every year, just like these customers.
Every business is different, yet most of our competitors offer a one-size-fits-all solution with no consideration for your industry or vertical.
Our local citation software not only gives you coverage on top sites, but also allows you to build listings on 100s of niche sites in over 40 industries.
This gives you complete freedom to get listed on the sites that matter the most to you, as well as those sites that give the biggest SEO impact.
For further information on which sites we submit to, and how we do this, see the FAQs section below.
There are many companies that effectively charge to rent your business listings. You don’t own the listing and you’ll be stuck in the renting cycle. And if you leave, your listings could revert back or disappear completely. Who wants that?!
With BrightLocal you retain full ownership of every listing we build, with all login details passed to you.
Over 5,000 digital marketing agencies and resellers outsource their local citation building to BrightLocal.
Our trusted and reliable service completely removes the time and expense of building citations in-house.
And the best bit, the service, software, and reports can all be white-labeled so your agency gets to take all the credit!
As well as manual listings, you can also submit to Data Aggregators Networks to widen your reach at a minimal cost. Data Aggregator Networks push your business information to 100s of business directories, mobile apps, and mapping services worldwide.
If you’re a multi-location brand or agency that’s managing 20+ locations, we’ll set you up with a Campaign Manager to help manage your citation work.
We also offer a transition service if you’re currently with an API provider, such as Yext. This popular service allows you to take back control of your citations, and means you’ll no longer have to keep paying $1,000s every year to only rent (and not own) your listings.
Just $2 per site (with bulk discount).
Only $3 per site (without bulk discount).
From just $25 per year.
All five Data Aggregator Networks $100 per year (20% saving).
Get started building and fixing local citations today!
Other than Data Aggregator Network submissions, all our citations are made direct-to-site by our own in-house team of 80+ expert listing agents. Between them, they handle over 100,000 citation submissions for 1,500+ businesses every month.
Unlike traditional solutions, we don't:
To find out more about the differences between BrightLocal and other citation services, read our full citation competitor comparison article.
You have complete control to pick from any of the 1,000+ sites that we submit to. That said, we highly recommend you include the following power-players as part of your selection: Google My Business, Bing, Apple Maps, Facebook, Yelp, TomTom, and YellowPages.
For the rest of your selection, our Citation Builder tool helpfully orders the list of available citations for you by Domain Authority, so you can use this to guide your selection choice. It will also highlight any existing citations that require updating.
Citation Builder works in 10 countries:
Which countries do Local Data Aggregators Networks work in?
Citation Builder is a pay-as-you-go service that's available subscription-free. You only pay for the citations that you wish to build. You can go right ahead and set up a free account here.
What happens if I already have a BrightLocal subscription?
If you already have a BrightLocal subscription there is no need to set up a separate Citation Builder account. You will be able to access Citation Builder straight from your dashboard.
That's correct. Once you've built your listings through BrightLocal they are yours to keep — forever!
The only instances you might be required to pay additional fees are:
If you need to make changes to your business information
See 'What happens if I need to change details about a location'.
To renew Data Aggregators Networks
Whilst it's not compulsory to do so, we do advise renewing Data Aggregator Networks each year ($100/year for all five). If you choose not to, they go into an 'unmanaged' state, which means they could be susceptible to inaccurate data about your company being distributed throughout their networks.
There is no requirement to add Data Aggregator Networks when placing an order, however, we do recommend doing so as it allows you to claim multiple key citations quickly and easily. This rapidly expands the reach of your listings across the local search ecosystem, reaching 1,000s of directories, mobile apps, and maps around the world, at a very low cost. The charge for all five Data Aggregator Networks is just $100.
For more information see our article 'What are Data Aggregators and how do they help local SEO".
Am I required to renew Data Aggregator Networks each year?
While it's not compulsory to do so, we do advise renewing Data Aggregators Networks each year ($100 for all five). If you choose not to, they go into an 'unmanaged' state, which means they could be susceptible to inaccurate data about your company being distributed throughout these networks.
It's possible that over time multiple listings may have been created for your business.
Having duplicate listings can confuse search engines, hurt local rankings, and reduce the trust that consumers have in your business.
Traditional API solutions do not identify or fix these duplicate listings, and can also miss inaccuracies. For this reason, we strongly recommend when creating a citation campaign that you add duplicate removal to permanently fix any outstanding issues that may be present.
Unlike traditional API solutions, we don't charge expensive recurring fees just to hold the door open for those rare times you might need to update a listing.
Instead, we charge a simple, one-off fee of $3 for each listing you need to update, and if the listing is managed through a current Data Aggregator Network subscription, there's no charge at all!
It's easiest to answer this with the following two questions:
If you happened to answer 'yes' to either of those questions then it’s possible that Yext or a similar provider could be a good choice for you.
If you're a business that is regularly moving address or making changes to core business information, then a service that can push out these changes instantaneously (but charging expensive annual fees for the privilege) could well be a good option.
We can of course facilitate any changes or updates to your business data. See 'What happens if I need to change details about a location' for full details.
If you have any further questions that haven't been covered please take a look at our Help Center.
Alternatively, you can contact an expert from our friendly team who will be more than happy to offer any help and advice.
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Ready to start building and fixing citations?
Most commonly, a local citation is a business listing on an online business directory or citation site.
They provide basic information about your business, such as business name, address, and phone number (NAP) and, usually, a link to your site.
Check out our local citation guides, including a more in-depth answer to “What are local citations?”.
Yes, they do. They’re an important piece in the ranking puzzle for a local business. While they don’t hold the same power they used to (you won’t rank top in Google from citations alone), they’re an essential foundation that needs to be built early on.
Learn more about local citations and SEO in our guide, to get the full picture.
There's no getting around it, building local citations is a time-consuming task. Firstly you have to find the right sites to list on, then create profiles on each, before you even begin the task of inputting all your business data. One. At. A. Time.
When you use Citation Builder, which also includes our local data aggregator service, all the hard work is done by us, and we can do it quickly.
Of course, if you did want to go down the manual option and spend many hours doing this yourself, then we have the resources to help.
Listed below are links to local citation lists by country. In addition, we also have a large resource of industry-specific citations sites.
- Top USA Citation Sites
- Top UK Citation Sites
- Top Australia Citation Sites
- Top Canada Citation Sites
- Top Germany Citation Sites
- Top New Zealand Citation Sites
- Top South Africa Citation Sites
- Top Singapore Citation Sites
- Top Netherlands Citation Sites
- Top Ireland Citation Sites