Top Citation Sites With DoFollow and NoFollow Links – Updated 2020

Top Citation Sites With DoFollow and NoFollow Links – Updated 2020

Whether they have “DoFollow” links or NoFollow links, citation sites with links through to local business websites are invaluable to local SEO.

Backlinks remain one of most important factors that influence both organic search ranking and local-search/maps ranking. If you’d like to see what the experts say about local link building, check out our Expert Local Link Building Survey.

The Local Citations Trust Report also explores why correct citations are vital to keeping customers happy  – finding that 80% of consumers lose trust in a business if they see incorrect or inconsistent NAP information online.

Citation sites that provide backlinks

Knowing that many SEOs like to build links through their citation-building actions, we wanted to put together a useful resource to show which citation sites provide either DoFollow links or NoFollow links.

In May 2020, our Citations team delved into our extensive citation database to create a comprehensive list of local citation sites with DoFollow or NoFollow links.

– Jump to the Top Citation Sites with DoFollow Links – 

– Jump to the Top Citation Sites with NoFollow Links – 

To make this resource even more useful we’ve added further information about each citation site so you can make quick, informed decisions:

  • Domain Authority – both tables are ordered by Moz’s Domain Authority score, which is a score of the ranking power of each site
  • Industry – while most citation sites are open to all local businesses, we’ve also included some popular niche sites that cater to certain industries such as legal and hospitality
  • Active Sites – every site in the table is ‘active’; this means that they currently accept new business listings, (correct as of May 2020)
  • Global and Local – we looked into citation sites that operate internationally, as well as sites specific to the US, UK, Canada, and Australia

Both tables can be downloaded as CSV files – see the links below each table to download these.

We plan to regularly update the below lists to keep them up-to-date and useful for our customers. If you have any thoughts or questions on any of the sites in our list, let us know.

Please Note: Citation sites listed here aren’t necessarily ones we can submit to using Citation Builder. Click here for more information.

What are DoFollow links?

Follow links, known to some as “DoFollow” are links that Google and other search engines are able to follow to reach a linked website. This passes on authority, or ‘link juice’, from the source through to the destination website. The more reputable links that you have pointing to your website, the more likely a search engine will believe it to be a high-value (‘authoritative’) site.

Links are DoFollow by default, so do not require additional HTML attributes in order to follow. Including DoFollow links on your site allows you to pass on authority to the websites that you link to.

However, including DoFollow links in forums and comment sections of websites can attract spammers attempting to improve the visibility of their own sites.

Citation sites that include DoFollow links are considered to have extra value because they contain a DoFollow backlink. These combine SEO benefits from well-respected sites with potential clickthroughs from consumers looking for a local business.

What is a NoFollow link?

NoFollow links contain HTML tags that stop search engines following links to pass on link juice. Links that contain NoFollow attributes stop Google from seeing a link as an endorsement of the linked page. These have become increasingly important due to penalties that can apply to paid links.

Although they won’t carry the link juice back to your site, in Local SEO NoFollow links are still important. In March 2020, Google announced that they no longer looked at ‘NoFollow’ as a directive, and instead a ‘hint’ (a suggestion that Google shouldn’t follow the link, rather than a command that Google has to obey). Any link from a citation site provides much more exposure (and ease of access) to audiences searching for products and services like yours.

To create a NoFollow tag, the code rel=”nofollow” should be included in hyperlinks.

Do NoFollow links help SEO?

There is a constant debate about the SEO value of NoFollow links. In the past, SEOs believed that NoFollow links were ignored by Google and therefore had no value. However, now studies suggest that Google can acknowledge NoFollow links, and attribute some value to the website they link to.

If we look beyond pure SEO value, NoFollow links have other benefits to their destination pages. Links placed on large sites with lots of users or on very relevant sites can generate valuable website visits.

Build Citations the easy way using BrightLocal

Building citations can take a lot of time, effort and stress. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

We have an experienced team of professional citation builders who deliver over 60,000 citations every month for our agency and brand customers. Our manual local citation service costs just $3 per submission, and ensures that your business is appearing in all the right business listings sites and local directories.

We can also submit your business data to local data aggregators in the US. These aggregators will distribute your data out to their network of directories, mobile apps and mapping services. Our aggregator service is high quality and low cost; we submit to all 4 US aggregators for just $60/year.

See how our prices compare with other citation building services.


Citation Sites with DoFollow Links

SiteDomain Authority IndustryLocationURL
google.com100GeneralInternationalVisit site site
bing.com94GeneralInternationalVisit site site
tripadvisor.com93HospitalityInternationalVisit site
mapquest.com90GeneralCAN,USAVisit site
findlaw.com82LegalUSAVisit site
manta.com80GeneralUSAVisit site
tomtom.com80GeneralInternationalVisit site
archinect.com78ArchitectUSAVisit site
nextdoor.com77GeneralInternationalVisit site
websites.ca74GeneralCANVisit site
insurancejournal.com73InsuranceUSAVisit site
ratebeer.com72BreweryInternationalVisit site & MedicalAUSVisit site
dexigner.com68Design ServicesUSAVisit site
superpages.com68GeneralUSAVisit site
192.com66GeneralUKVisit site
Kompass International66GeneralInternationalVisit site
cartalk.com65AutomotiveUSAVisit site
onewed.com62Wedding ServicesInternationalVisit site
americantowns.com59GeneralUSAVisit site
brownbook.net59GeneralInternationalVisit site HomesUKVisit site
infobel.com58GeneralInternationalVisit site
communitywalk.com57GeneralInternationalVisit site
hotfrog.com56GeneralInternationalVisit site
storeboard.com55GeneralInternationalVisit site
menupix.com53Food & RestaurantsUSA, CANVisit site
lacartes.com51GeneralUSAVisit site
topretirements.com51Retirement ServicesUSAVisit site
thomsonlocal.com50GeneralUKVisit site
findmeglutenfree.com49Food & RestaurantsUSAVisit site site
insideselfstorage.com49Storage ServicesUSAVisit site
callupcontact.com48GeneralInternationalVisit site
trepup.com48GeneralUSAVisit site
yellow.place48GeneralInternationalVisit site
yogafinder.com47Yoga ServicesUSAVisit site
foodio54.com46Food & RestaurantsInternationalVisit site & MedicalAUSVisit site
doggies.com46Pet ServicesUSAVisit site
n49.com45GeneralUSA, UKVisit site
parkbench.com45GeneralInternationalVisit site & ClubsGBRVisit site
lawyerland.com44LegalUSAVisit site
55communityguide.com44Retirement ServicesUSAVisit site site
iglobal.co43GeneralInternationalVisit site site
opendi.us42GeneralUSAVisit site
choosenatural.com42Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
dentagama.com42Health & MedicalInternationalVisit site ServicesGBRVisit site
cataloxy.com41GeneralUSAVisit site
find-us-here.com41GeneralInternationalVisit site site
freedentalcare.us40Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
rvparking.com40RV ParksUSAVisit site
sportfocus.com40SportsUKVisit site
wherezit.com39GeneralUSAVisit site
rvparky.com39RV ParksGBRVisit site
vetclick.com39Vet ServicesInternationalVisit site
topratedlocal.com38GeneralUSA, CAN, AUSVisit site
beautyseeker.com38Health & MedicalUSAVisit site ServicesUKVisit site
canadianlawlist.com38LegalCANVisit site
barbourproductsearch.info38ManufacturersInternationalVisit site
thegooddogguide.com38Pet ServicesUKVisit site site
teleadreson.com37GeneralInternationalVisit site site
bestplumbers.com37Home ServicesUSAVisit site
taxbuzz.com37Tax ServicesUSAVisit site site
travelindex.com36TravelInternationalVisit site
biznet-us.com35GeneralUSAVisit site site
bimmershops.com34AutomotiveUSAVisit site site site
architectsusa.com32ArchitectsUSAVisit site
autobodyalliance.com32AutomotiveUSAVisit site site
asdphone.com32GeneralInternationalVisit site site
uschirodirectory.com31Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
foodinc.ca30Food & RestaurantsCANVisit site
local.com60GeneralUSAVisit site site
pathlegal.com24LegalInternationalVisit site site site
YPGO International31GeneralInternationalVisit site

Download Follow Citation Sites CSV

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Citation Sites with NoFollow Links

SiteDomain AuthorityIndustryLocationURL
facebook.com96GeneralInternationalVisit site site site site
yelp.com93GeneralInternationalVisit site
foursquare.com92GeneralInternationalVisit site
houzz.com90Home servicesInternationalVisit site
lawyers.justia.com90LegalUSAVisit site
yellowpages.com88GeneralUSAVisit site
zillow.com86Real EstateUSAVisit site
angieslist.com85Home services USAVisit site ServicesUSAVisit site
care.com79Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
porch.com79Home ServicesUSAVisit site
justlanded.com77GeneralUSAVisit site
yell.com75GeneralUKVisit site site site
merchantcircle.com73GeneralUSAVisit site
weddingwire.com73Wedding ServicesUSAVisit site
happycow.net71FoodsInternationalVisit site
wallethub.com71FinanceUSAVisit site
healthgrades.com70Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
avvo.com69LegalUSAVisit site
spineuniverse.com67Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
yellowpages.ca67GeneralCANVisit site site
aboutus.com65GeneralAUSVisit site
ratemds.com63Health & MedicalUSAVisit site site
buildzoom.com61Home ServicesUSAVisit site
yellowbook.com59GeneralUSAVisit site
company.com58GeneralUSAVisit site
foodpages.ca58FoodsCANVisit site
spoke.com58GeneralInternationalVisit site
chamberofcommerce.com57GeneralUSAVisit site
elocal.com56GeneralUSAVisit site site
ezlocal.com54GeneralUSAVisit site
homestars.com54GeneralUSAVisit site site
canpages.ca53GeneralCANVisit site
tupalo.com52GeneralInternationalVisit site
cybo.com50GeneralUSAVisit site
hub.biz50GeneralUSAVisit site
ebusinesspages.com49GeneralUSAVisit site
dinehere.us48FoodUSAVisit site
lawlink.com48LegalInternationalVisit site
weddingvendors.com48Wedding ServicesUSAVisit site
bubblelife.com47GeneralUSAVisit site
guildquality.com47Home ServicesUSA, CANVisit site ServicesAUSVisit site
touchlocal.com47GeneralUKVisit site
2Findlocal.com45GeneralInternationalVisit site
agreatertown.com45GeneralUSAVisit site
expressbusinessdirectory.com45GeneralInternationalVisit site
eyedoctorguide.com45Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
golocal247.com45GeneralUSAVisit site
trustlink.org43GeneralUSAVisit site
whodoyou.com43GeneralInternationalVisit site
bizvotes.com41GeneralUSAVisit site
cityfos.com41GeneralUSAVisit site
place123.net41GeneralInternationalVisit site
askmap.net40GeneralInternationalVisit site
myhuckleberry.com40GeneralUSAVisit site site
Fyple International39GeneralUSAVisit site
bizhwy.com38GeneralUSAVisit site
go4worldbusiness.com38ManufacturingInternationalVisit site site
ourbis.ca38GeneralCANVisit site
profilecanada.com38GeneralCANVisit site
globalcatalog.com37GeneralCANVisit site
lawyerlegion.com37LegalUSAVisit site
fonolive.com35GeneralInternationalVisit site
canadianbusinessdirectory.ca34GeneralCANVisit site
fslocal.com34GeneralCAN,USAVisit site
justgreatlawyers.com34LegalUSAVisit site
getfreelisting.com33GeneralUSAVisit site
wand.com33GeneralUSAVisit site
akama.com32GeneralUSAVisit site
Cylex International32GeneralInternationalVisit site site site
nexdu.com30GeneralCANVisit site
searchonamerica.com30GeneralUSAVisit site
travelful.net30GeneralInternationalVisit site
ehardhat.com27Home ServicesUSAVisit site
MisterWhat International27GeneralInternationalVisit site site
find-open.com25GeneralUSAVisit site
australianplanet.com24GeneralAUSVisit site site site
canadianplanet.net22GeneralCANVisit site
Tuugo International22GeneralUSAVisit site
411directoryassistance.ca21GeneralCANVisit site site
us-business.info20GeneralUSAVisit site
EnrollBusiness International44GeneralInternationalVisit site
salespider.com50GeneralInternationalVisit site

Download NoFollow Citation Sites CSV

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Whether they contain DoFollow or NoFollow links, citations are an invaluable source of local authority as well as clicks and calls for all local businesses. Find out how BrightLocal can help you build local citations to dominate local SEO.

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Rosie Murphy
Rosie manages BrightLocal's delivery of research and survey pieces. She heads up data-driven content such as regular polls, webinars and whitepapers, including the Local Consumer Review Survey.

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