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 Citations 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.

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Citation Sites with DoFollow Links

SiteDomain Authority IndustryLocationURL
google.com100GeneralInternationalVisit site site
bing.com94GeneralInternationalVisit site site
tripadvisor.com93HospitalityInternationalVisit site
findlaw.com83LegalUSAVisit site
businessdirectory.bell.ca81GeneralCANVisit site
manta.com80GeneralUSAVisit site
tomtom.com80GeneralInternationalVisit site
archinect.com78ArchitectUSAVisit site
nextdoor.com77GeneralInternationalVisit site
websites.ca74GeneralCANVisit site
insurancejournal.com73InsuranceUSAVisit site
ratebeer.com73BreweryInternationalVisit site & MedicalAUSVisit site
superpages.com68GeneralUSAVisit site
dexigner.com67Design ServicesUSAVisit site
192.com66GeneralUKVisit site
Kompass International66GeneralInternationalVisit site
cartalk.com65AutomotiveUSAVisit site
hg.org65LegalInternationalVisit site
onewed.com62Wedding ServicesInternationalVisit site
americantowns.com59GeneralUSAVisit site
dealerrater.com59Car DealersUSAVisit site
brownbook.net58GeneralInternationalVisit site HomesUKVisit site
infobel.com58GeneralInternationalVisit site
communitywalk.com57GeneralInternationalVisit site
hotfrog.com56GeneralInternationalVisit site
budgetplaces.com55AccommodationUSAVisit site
local.botw.org55GeneralUSAVisit site site
allstays.com54AccommodationUSAVisit site
storeboard.com54GeneralInternationalVisit site
menupix.com53Food & RestaurantsUSA, CANVisit site
411.ca51GeneralCANVisit site
thomsonlocal.com51GeneralUKVisit site
topretirements.com51Retirement ServicesUSAVisit site & RestaurantsAUSVisit site
campendium.com50CampgroundsUSAVisit site site
lacartes.com50GeneralUSAVisit site
showmelocal.com50GeneralUSA, CAN, AUS, UKVisit site
findmeglutenfree.com49Food & RestaurantsUSAVisit site
insideselfstorage.com49Storage ServicesUSAVisit site
callupcontact.com48GeneralInternationalVisit site
citysquares.com48GeneralUSAVisit site
trepup.com48GeneralUSAVisit site
cityof.com47GeneralUSAVisit site
doggies.com47Pet ServicesUSAVisit site
foodio54.com47Food & RestaurantsInternationalVisit site & MedicalAUSVisit site & ClubsGBRVisit site
yogafinder.com47Yoga ServicesUSAVisit site
foundlocally.com46GeneralCANVisit site
geebo.com45GeneralUSAVisit site
n49.com45GeneralUSA, UKVisit site
parkbench.com45GeneralInternationalVisit site
yellow.place45GeneralInternationalVisit site
55communityguide.com44Retirement ServicesUSAVisit site
lawyerland.com44LegalUSAVisit site
multifamilybiz.com44GeneralInternationalVisit site site
choosenatural.com43Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
iglobal.co43GeneralInternationalVisit site
dentagama.com42Health & MedicalInternationalVisit site ServicesGBRVisit site site
opendi.us42GeneralUSAVisit site site
rvparking.com41RV ParksUSAVisit site
cataloxy.com40GeneralUSAVisit site
directory.globalcar.com40AutomotiveInternationalVisit site
find-us-here.com40GeneralInternationalVisit site
freedentalcare.us40Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
smartguy.com40GeneralInternationalVisit site
vetclick.com40Vet ServicesInternationalVisit site
barbourproductsearch.info39ManufacturersInternationalVisit site
rvparky.com39RV ParksGBRVisit site
sportfocus.com39SportsUKVisit site
wherezit.com39GeneralUSAVisit site
beautyseeker.com38Health & MedicalUSAVisit site ServicesUKVisit site
legalserviceslink.com38LegalUSAVisit site
thegooddogguide.com38PetsUKVisit site site
bestplumbers.com37Home ServicesUSAVisit site
canadianlawlist.com37LegalCANVisit site site
taxbuzz.com37Tax ServicesUSAVisit site
teleadreson.com37GeneralInternationalVisit site
topratedlocal.com37GeneralUSA, CAN, AUSVisit site site site site
travelindex.com36TravelInternationalVisit site
architectsusa.com34ArchitectsUSAVisit site
bimmershops.com34AutomotiveUSAVisit site
biznet-us.com34GeneralUSAVisit site site
asdphone.com33GeneralInternationalVisit site
autobodyalliance.com33AutomotiveUSAVisit site
gadgetvalue.com33ElectronicsUSAVisit site site
healthsoul.com32Health & MedicalInternationalVisit site site site
ca.ypgo.net31GeneralCANVisit site
foodinc.ca31Food & RestaurantsCANVisit site
polysort.com31IndustrialUSAVisit site
uk.ypgo.net31GeneralUKVisit site
businesslistingnow.com30GeneralAUSVisit site
uschirodirectory.com30Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
bizidex.com29GeneralInternationalVisit site
finditguide.com29GeneralInternationalVisit site site site
antique67.com28AntiquesCANVisit site
dentalclinics.org28Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
floorbiz.com28Home ServicesInternationalVisit site
lawfather.com28LegalUSAVisit site
leadcounsel.org28LegalUSAVisit site
rentocamp.com28CampgroundsGBRVisit site
restaurants-guide4u.com28Food & RestaurantsUKVisit site ServicesGBRVisit site site site
everydentist.com26Health & MedicalCAN,USAVisit site
findagroomer.com26PetsUSAVisit site
hairextensionguide.com26Beauty & SalonUSAVisit site site
plumbingweb.com26Home ServicesUSAVisit site site
accountant-finder.com25AccountantUSAVisit site site
pathlegal.com25LegalUSAVisit site & SalonGBRVisit site
thesoftwarenetwork.com25SoftwareCAN,GBR,USAVisit site
cdnpages.ca24GeneralCANVisit site
legalreach.com24LegalUSAVisit site
moverrankings.com24MoversUSAVisit site ServicesUKVisit site
transportrankings.com24TransportationUSAVisit site
dentistdirectorycanada.ca23Health & MedicalCANVisit site
opendi.ca23GeneralCANVisit site
usa-co.com22GeneralUSAVisit site
e-camping-directory.com21CampgroundsInternationalVisit site
intengine.com21GeneralInternationalVisit site
myattorneyhome.com21LegalUSAVisit site site
courthousesquare.com20LegalUSAVisit site
periodontistdirectory.com20Health & MedicalCAN,USAVisit site

Download Follow Citation Sites CSV

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Citation Sites with NoFollow Links

SiteDomain AuthorityIndustryLocationURL
facebook.com95GeneralInternationalVisit site site
yelp.com94GeneralInternationalVisit site site
foursquare.com93GeneralInternationalVisit site site
houzz.com90Home servicesInternationalVisit site
yell.com85GeneralUKVisit site
angieslist.com84Home services USAVisit site
yellowpages.com83GeneralUSAVisit site
porch.com79Home ServicesUSAVisit site
yellowbook.com77GeneralUSAVisit site
justlanded.com76GeneralInternationalVisit site site site
merchantcircle.com72GeneralUSAVisit site
healthgrades.com70Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
avvo.com69LegalUSAVisit site
spoke.com69GeneralInternationalVisit site
spineuniverse.com67Health & MedicalUSAVisit site site site
ratemds.com63Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
aboutus.com62GeneralInternational Visit site
buildzoom.com62Home ServicesUSAVisit site
local.com59GeneralUSAVisit site
chamberofcommerce.com58GeneralUSAVisit site site
elocal.com56GeneralUSAVisit site
canpages.ca54GeneralCANVisit site site
homestars.com54Home ServicesCANVisit site
ezlocal.com53GeneralUSAVisit site
tupalo.com51GeneralInternationalVisit site
cybo.com50GeneralUSAVisit site
salespider.com49GeneralInternationalVisit site
dinehere.us49FoodUSAVisit site
lawlink.com48LegalUSAVisit site
weddingvendors.com48Wedding ServicesUSAVisit site
hub.biz47GeneralUSAVisit site
touchlocal.com47GeneralUKVisit site
eyedoctorguide.com47Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
guildquality.com47Home ServicesUSA, CANVisit site
ebusinesspages.com46GeneralUSAVisit site
Tuugo International46GeneralInternationalVisit site
2Findlocal.com45GeneralInternationalVisit site
agreatertown.com45GeneralUSAVisit site
bubblelife.com45GeneralUSAVisit site
expressbusinessdirectory.com45GeneralInternationalVisit site
golocal247.com45GeneralUSAVisit site
Enrollbusiness International43GeneralInternationalVisit site
trustlink.org43GeneralUSAVisit site
whodoyou.com42GeneralInternationalVisit site
cityfos.com41GeneralUSAVisit site
bizvotes.com40GeneralUSAVisit site site site
place123.net39GeneralInternationalVisit site
fyple.com38GeneralInternationalVisit site
ourbis.ca38GeneralCANVisit site
profilecanada.com38GeneralCANVisit site
bizhwy.com38GeneralUSAVisit site
lawyerlegion.com38LegalUSAVisit site
askmap.net37GeneralInternationalVisit site
go4worldbusiness.com37ManufacturersInternationalVisit site
globalcatalog.com36GeneralInternationalVisit site
fslocal.com35GeneralUSA, CANVisit site
justgreatlawyers.com35LegalUSAVisit site
canadianbusinessdirectory.ca34GeneralCANVisit site
getfreelisting.com34GeneralUSAVisit site
Cylex International33GeneralInternationalVisit site
fonolive.com33GeneralInternationalVisit site site
wand.com33GeneralInternationalVisit site
akama.com32GeneralUSAVisit site site
myezbz.com31GeneralUSAVisit site
nexdu.com30GeneralInternationalVisit site
travelful.net30GeneralInternationalVisit site
searchonamerica.com30GeneralUSAVisit site
find-open.com28GeneralUSAVisit site site
Misterwhat International28GeneralInternationalVisit site
ehardhat.com28Home ServicesUSAVisit site
australianplanet.com25GeneralAUSVisit site
411directoryassistance.ca24GeneralCANVisit site site
canadianplanet.net23GeneralCANVisit site site
petgroominginfo.com22PetsUSAVisit site site
nearfinderau.com20GeneralAUSVisit site
placelookup.net20GeneralUSAVisit site
us-business.info20GeneralUSAVisit 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.

About the author
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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