Top Local Citation Sites With DoFollow and NoFollow Links – Updated 2021

Top Local Citation Sites With DoFollow and NoFollow Links – Updated 2021

Whether they have NoFollow links or DoFollow links, local 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 local 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.

Local 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 local citation sites provide either DoFollow links or NoFollow links.

In June 2021, our Citations team delved into our extensive local citation database to create a comprehensive list of local citation sites with DoFollow or NoFollow links.

To make this resource even more useful we’ve added further information about each local 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 local 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 June 2021)
  • Global and Local – we looked into local 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: Local citation sites listed here aren’t necessarily ones we can submit to using Citation Builder. Click here for more information.

What is a DoFollow link?

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.

How do you make a DoFollow link?

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.

Local 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. Back 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 local citation site provides much more exposure (and ease of access) to audiences searching for products and services like yours.

How do you make a NoFollow link?

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 local citations the easy way using BrightLocal

Building local 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 three 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 site
bing.com93GeneralInternationalVisit site
tripadvisor.com93HospitalityInternationalVisit site
mapquest.com89GeneralCAN, USAVisit site
Bell - Directory82GeneralCANVisit site
findlaw.com82LegalUSAVisit site
tomtom.com80GeneralInternationalVisit site
nextdoor.com78GeneralInternationalVisit site
websites.ca76GeneralCANVisit site
whitepages.com72GeneralUSAVisit site
wallethub.com70FinanceUSAVisit site
192.com66GeneralUKVisit site
Kompass International65GeneralInternationalVisit site
hg.org64LegalInternationalVisit site
onewed.com62Wedding ServicesInternationalVisit site
bestplumbers.com61Home ServicesUSAVisit site
americantowns.com58GeneralUSAVisit site
brownbook.net58GeneralInternationalVisit site
communitywalk.com58GeneralInternationalVisit site
infobel.com58GeneralInternationalVisit site HomesUKVisit site
hotfrog.com56GeneralInternationalVisit site
storeboard.com56GeneralInternationalVisit site
local.botw.org55GeneralUSAVisit site site
menupix.com52Food & RestaurantsUSA, CANVisit site
antiques.com51AntiquesUSAVisit site
trepup.com51GeneralUSAVisit site & RestaurantsAUSVisit site
thomsonlocal.com50GeneralUKVisit site
callupcontact.com49GeneralInternationalVisit site
cityof.com49GeneralUSAVisit site
iBegin.com49GeneralUSA, CAN, UKVisit site
yellow.place49GeneralInternationalVisit site
citysquares.com48GeneralUSAVisit site
n49.com48GeneralUSA, UKVisit site & TelevisionUKVisit site
parkbench.com47GeneralInternationalVisit site
foodio54.com46Food & RestaurantsInternationalVisit site
2Findlocal.com45GeneralInternationalVisit site & MedicalAUSVisit site
iglobal.co45GeneralInternationalVisit site site site
geebo.com44GeneralUSAVisit site
dentagama.com42Health & MedicalInternationalVisit site
find-us-here.com42GeneralInternationalVisit site
choosenatural.com41Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
canadianlawlist.com40LegalCANVisit site
directory.globalcar.com40AutomotiveInternationalVisit site
legalserviceslink.com40LegalUSAVisit site site
sportfocus.com40SportsUKVisit site
topratedlocal.com40GeneralUSA, CAN, AUSVisit site
vetclick.com40Vet ServicesInternationalVisit site
wherezit.com40GeneralUSAVisit site
freedentalcare.us39Health & MedicalUSAVisit site ServicesUKVisit site site
lawyerlegion.com37LegalUSAVisit site
thegooddogguide.com37Pet ServicesUKVisit site
teleadreson.com36GeneralInternationalVisit site
biznet-us.com35GeneralUSAVisit site site
bizidex.com34GeneralInternationalVisit site
travelindex.com34TravelInternationalVisit site
citylocalpro.com32GeneralUSAVisit site
asdphone.com32GeneralInternationalVisit site
finditguide.com32GeneralInternationalVisit site
floorbiz.com31Home ServicesInternationalVisit site
uschirodirectory.com31Health & MedicalUSAVisit site site
autobodyalliance.com30AutomotiveUSAVisit site
Cataloxy International30GeneralInternationalVisit site
foodinc.ca30Food & RestaurantsCANVisit site
dentalclinics.org27Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
healthsoul.com27Health & MedicalInternationalVisit site
lawfather.com27LegalUSAVisit site site site
findagroomer.com26PetsUSAVisit site site
cdnpages.ca24GeneralCANVisit site
dentistdirectorycanada.ca24Health & MedicalCANVisit site
everydentist.com24Health & MedicalUSA, CANVisit site
legalreach.com24LegalUSAVisit site
myattorneyhome.com24LegalUSAVisit site
Opendi International24GeneralInternationalVisit site site site
moverrankings.com23MoversUSAVisit site
restaurants-guide4u.com23Food & RestaurantsUKVisit site ServicesUKVisit site
usa-co.com22GeneralUSAVisit site
PathLegal.com21LegalInternationalVisit site
usaplumbing.info18Home ServicesUSAVisit site

Download Follow Citation Sites CSV

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Citation Sites with NoFollow Links

SiteDomain AuthorityIndustryLocationURL
facebook.com96GeneralInternationalVisit site
yelp.com93GeneralInternationalVisit site site
foursquare.com92GeneralInternationalVisit site site
houzz.com89Home servicesInternationalVisit site
lawyers.justia.com89LegalUSAVisit site
yellowpages.com88GeneralUSAVisit site ServicesUSAVisit site
manta.com80GeneralUSAVisit site
care.com79Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
porch.com78Home ServicesUSAVisit site site
justlanded.com75GeneralUSAVisit site
yell.com74GeneralUKVisit site
aboutus.com72GeneralAUSVisit site site
merchantcircle.com72GeneralUSAVisit site
happycow.net68Food & RestaurantsInternationalVisit site
avvo.com68LegalUSAVisit site
yellowpages.ca66GeneralCANVisit site
spineuniverse.com66Health & MedicalUSAVisit site site
ratemds.com63Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
local.com61GeneralUSAVisit site site
company.com60GeneralUSAVisit site
elocal.com60GeneralUSAVisit site
chamberofcommerce.com59GeneralUSAVisit site
yellowbook.com59GeneralUSAVisit site
spoke.com58GeneralInternationalVisit site site
ezlocal.com55GeneralUSAVisit site site
cybo.com53GeneralInternationalVisit site
homestars.com53GeneralUSAVisit site
hub.biz53GeneralUSAVisit site
ebusinesspages.com52GeneralUSAVisit site
findmeglutenfree.com51Food & RestaurantsUSAVisit site
salespider.com50GeneralInternationalVisit site
showmelocal.com50GeneralInternationalVisit site
agreatertown.com49GeneralUSAVisit site
bubblelife.com49GeneralUSAVisit site
weddingvendors.com49Wedding ServicesUSAVisit site
Tuugo International48GeneralInternationalVisit site
lawlink.com48LegalInternationalVisit site ServicesAUSVisit site
touchlocal.com47GeneralUKVisit site
guildquality.com47Home ServicesUSA, CANVisit site
Cylex International46GeneralInternationalVisit site
EnrollBusiness International46GeneralInternationalVisit site
expressbusinessdirectory.com45GeneralInternationalVisit site
golocal247.com45GeneralUSAVisit site
eyedoctorguide.com45Health & MedicalUSAVisit site
whodoyou.com44GeneralInternationalVisit site
dinehere.us44Food & RestaurantsUSAVisit site
cityfos.com44GeneralUSAVisit site
place123.net43GeneralInternationalVisit site
bizvotes.com43GeneralUSAVisit site
ourbis.ca42GeneralCANVisit site
askmap.net42GeneralInternationalVisit site
Fyple International41GeneralUSAVisit site site
globalcatalog.com40GeneralCANVisit site
profilecanada.com40GeneralCANVisit site
myhuckleberry.com40GeneralUSAVisit site
fonolive.com38GeneralInternationalVisit site
tupalo.net38GeneralInternationalVisit site site site
canadianbusinessdirectory.ca36GeneralCANVisit site
worldtravelserver.com36TravelInternationalVisit site site
justgreatlawyers.com35LegalUSAVisit site
akama.com33GeneralUSAVisit site
citylocal101.com33GeneralUSAVisit site
travelful.net32GeneralInternationalVisit site site
getfreelisting.com32GeneralUSAVisit site
wand.com32GeneralUSAVisit site
find-open.com30GeneralUSAVisit site
Nexdu International29GeneralInternationalVisit site
businesslistingnow.com28GeneralAUSVisit site
MisterWhat International28GeneralInternationalVisit site
australianplanet.com27GeneralAUSVisit site
canadianplanet.net26GeneralCANVisit site site
us-business.info25GeneralUSAVisit site site site
petgroominginfo.com23PetsUSAVisit site site
NearFinder International21GeneralInternationalVisit 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
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Rosie managed BrightLocal's delivery of research and survey pieces. She headed up data-driven content such as regular polls, webinars and whitepapers, including the Local Consumer Review Survey.

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