500+ Citation Sites for 100 US Cities [Updated 2018]

The clean-up and building of local business citations is an essential task for a business that wants to rank well in local search.

It’s easy to find out which citations have the highest authority, but authority isn’t everything. Local and industry relevance is also very important, but finding these types of citations is time-consuming and repetitive.

To help short-cut this process we’ve taken the time to heavily research the market and compile an exhaustive list of local business listing sites for 100 of the largest cities in the USA.

Find the top local citation sites for US cities

We recently updated our list of niche citation sites covering 43 different business categories, spanning the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. That resource helps SEOs and local businesses to identify citation sites that are relevant to their industry, whether that is finance, autos, plumbing, web design, or florists, and so on.

In this list, we’ve identified citation sites that are suitable for all industries, spanning 100 of the largest cities in the US based on population size.

How did we find 500+ citation sites?

Using a variety of sources, including our own citation databases, manual research, and existing online resources, we have compiled this list and manually reviewed each site.

However, we’ve only included sites that:

  • allow a listing for any type of business (rather than a niche industry)
  • are unique to that US city, so they are proper local directories (no Yelp’s, Yahoo’s, CitySearch’s or statewide directories in this list).

All citation sites are listed under their relevant city section and each listing contains the following information:

  • Site name
  • Domain Authority*
  • Is it a free/paid/reciprocal listing?
  • What is the listing page URL/contact form (where available)?

*Domain Authority was recorded using Moz’s Link Explorer tool, which fluctuates over time. DA scores were correct as of May 2018.

How do I find the city I want?

Please use this index of categories to jump down to the city you are interested in – just click on the name.

How can I download these citation lists?

Underneath each city table is a link to download an excel file of all the sites relevant to that city. There isn’t 1 big, ‘uber’ list containing every citation for every city, so you will have to download 1 per city.

Help us to keep this list up to date

We know that there will be some sites we didn’t pick up on. We really welcome your feedback on this list, so please send us updates or suggestions for new sites and we’ll add them ASAP.

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


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Find citations for the top 100 cities in the USA

Akron, OH
Albuquerque, NM
Anaheim, CA
Anchorage, AK
Arlington, TX
Arlington, VA
Atlanta, GA
Aurora, CO
Austin, TX
Bakersfield, CA
Baltimore, MD
Baton Rouge, LA
Birmingham, AL
Boise, ID
Boston, MA
Buffalo, NY
Chandler, AZ
Charlotte, NC
Chesapeake, VA
Chicago, IL
Chula Vista, CA
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland, OH
Colorado Springs, CO
Columbus, OH
Corpus Christi, TX
Dallas, TX
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI
Durham, NC
El Paso, TX
Fort Wayne, IN
Fort Worth, TX
Fresno, CA
Garland, TX
Glendale, AZ
Greensboro, NC
Henderson, NV
Hialeah, FL
Honolulu, HI
Houston, TX
Huntington, NY
Indianapolis, IN
Jacksonville, FL
Jersey City, NJ
Kansas City, MO
Laredo, TX
Las Vegas, NV
Lexington, KY
Lincoln, NE
Long Beach, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Lubbock, TX
Madison, WI
Memphis, TN
Mesa, AZ
Miami, FL
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis, MN
Modesto, CA
Montgomery, AL
Nashville, TN
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
Newark, NJ
Norfolk, VA
North Hempstead, NY
Oakland, CA
Oklahoma City, OK
Omaha, NE
Orlando, FL
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Plano, TX
Portland, OR
Raleigh, NC
Reno, NV
Riverside, CA
Rochester, NY
Sacramento, CA
San Antonio, TX
San Bernardino, CA
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
Santa Ana, CA
Scottsdale, AZ
Seattle, WA
St. Louis, MO
St. Paul, MN
St. Petersburg, FL
Stockton, CA
Tampa, FL
Toledo, OH
Tucson, AZ
Tulsa, OK
Virginia Beach, VA
Washington, DC
Wichita, KS