Top 50 Local Citation Sites for USA, UK, Canada, and Australia

Top 50 Local Citation Sites for USA, UK, Canada, and Australia

Top 50 Local Citation Sites – Updated 2019

We originally published this list of top local citation sites in 2013, and it’s become such a regularly trusted resource that we’ve re-researched and republished it every year since!

In August 2019 we reviewed all the local directories included and updated each of the country lists to ensure that this is the most complete and fresh citation-building resource available online for anyone looking for business listings or local directories.

Sites were selected based on a range of criteria –

  • Domain Authority (i.e. their ranking power)
  • Generic Sites (i.e. businesses in all categories can get listed on them)
  • Active Sites (i.e. they’re still in business)
  • Accept New Listings (i.e. not closed business lists)

Local Citation Sites for USA, UK, Canada & Australia

We have divided this list into 4 countries so that businesses and SEOs based in each country can access a set of business listing websites that works for them and their customers.

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

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 SEO and SMB customers. Our manual citation service costs start from just US$2 per submission and ensure 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

 

*NB – we haven’t filtered these results to remove ‘non-structured’ sites; it’s the nature of online business listings that structured citation sites dominate search results and citation reports.

Top 50 local citation sites for the US

Local search means more than a presence on Google+ Local, Facebook, and Bing. Allowing customers to find you means building a presence on local citation sites and directories, both general and niche to your business. This list of the top 50 local citation sites in the USA gives a great foundation to your local listing optimization!

 

Citation SiteDomain AuthorityGeneral / Niche Listing URL
maps.apple.com100GeneralGo to site
facebook.com 95GeneralGo to site
google.com95GeneralGo to site
yelp.com 94GeneralGo to site
bing.com 94GeneralGo to site
foursquare.com 93GeneralGo to site
local.yahoo.com93GeneralGo to site
bizjournals.com91GeneralGo to site
bbb.org90GeneralGo to site
mapquest.com89GeneralGo to site
yellowpages.com87GeneralGo to site
here.com87GeneralGo to site
angieslist.com85GeneralGo to site
tomtom.com82GeneralGo to site
manta.com 80GeneralGo to site
citysearch.com75GeneralGo to site
merchantcircle.com 73GeneralGo to site
superpages.com71GeneralGo to site
thumbtack.com69GeneralGo to site
yellowbook.com61GeneralGo to site
local.com60GeneralGo to site
insiderpages.com59GeneralGo to site
infobel.com59GeneralGo to site
dandb.com58GeneralGo to site
dexknows.com57GeneralGo to site
chamberofcommerce.com56GeneralGo to site
hotfrog.com 56GeneralGo to site
factual.com55GeneralGo to site
local.botw.org 55GeneralGo to site
brownbook.net 55GeneralGo to site
elocal.com55GeneralGo to site
ezlocal.com 53GeneralGo to site
showmelocal.com51GeneralGo to site
cylex.us.com 50GeneralGo to site
salespider.com50GeneralGo to site
cybo.com50GeneralGo to site
neustarlocaleze.biz49GeneralGo to site
citysquares.com47GeneralGo to site
yasabe.com47GeneralGo to site
getfave.com46GeneralGo to site
2findlocal.com46GeneralGo to site
tuugo.us46GeneralGo to site
n49.com44GeneralGo to site
b2byellowpages.com42GeneralGo to site
threebestrated.com42GeneralGo to site
opendi.us41GeneralGo to site
myhuckleberry.com41GeneralGo to site
tupalo.co39GeneralGo to site
fyple.com39GeneralGo to site
bizvotes.com39GeneralGo to site

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Top 50 local citation sites for the UK

For SMBs it is vitally important to get listed on local business sites – whether that’s in your state, city, county, or town. Building this local search presence helps point customers your way when looking to search engines to find services near them. This list of the top 50 local citation sites and directories in the UK gives great insight to your local search needs.

 

Citation SiteDomain AuthorityGeneral / Niche Listing URL
maps.apple.com100GeneralGo to site
thephonebook.bt.com98GeneralGo to site
facebook.com 95GeneralGo to site
directory.independent.co.uk93GeneralGo to site
directory.mirror.co.uk93GeneralGo to site
directory.thesun.co.uk93GeneralGo to site
foursquare.com93GeneralGo to site
local.standard.co.uk92GeneralGo to site
walesonline.co.uk85GeneralGo to site
directory.dailyrecord.co.uk84GeneralGo to site
tomtom.com 82GeneralGo to site
google.co.uk81GeneralGo to site
yell.com73GeneralGo to site
yelp.co.uk73GeneralGo to site
justlanded.com 68GeneralGo to site
gb.kompass.com67GeneralGo to site
192.com 65General
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bark.com59GeneralGo to site
infobel.com59GeneralGo to site
centralindex.com58GeneralGo to site
spoke.com 57GeneralGo to site
thebestof.co.uk57GeneralGo to site
freeindex.co.uk56GeneralGo to site
brownbook.net55GeneralGo to site
cylex-uk.co.uk 55GeneralGo to site
factual.com55GeneralGo to site
scoot.co.uk 54GeneralGo to site
bing.com52GeneralGo to site
thomsonlocal.com52GeneralGo to site
uk.showmelocal.com51GeneralGo to site
cybo.com50GeneralGo to site
ibegin.com 50GeneralGo to site
storeboard.com50GeneralGo to site
europages.co.uk49GeneralGo to site
lacartes.com49GeneralGo to site
hotfrog.co.uk 48GeneralGo to site
touchlocal.com47GeneralGo to site
2findlocal.com 46GeneralGo to site
findtheneedle.co.uk45GeneralGo to site
misterwhat.co.uk43GeneralGo to site
cityvisitor.co.uk41GeneralGo to site
opening-times.co.uk40GeneralGo to site
mylocalservices.co.uk39GeneralGo to site
tupalo.net38GeneralGo to site
citylocal.co.uk37GeneralGo to site
tipped.co.uk37GeneralGo to site
uksmallbusinessdirectory.co.uk 37GeneralGo to site
fyple.co.uk36GeneralGo to site
opendi.co.uk28GeneralGo to site
118information.co.uk26GeneralGo to site

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Top 50 local citation sites for Australia

Through local listing optimization and submitting to local search citations can help customers find you and all your business has to offer! Customers use search engines search as Google to find businesses near them, so this list of the top 50 local search citation sites and directories in Australia will help push your local search presence.

 

Citation SiteDomain AuthorityGeneral / NicheListing URL
maps.apple.com100GeneralGo to site
facebook.com 95GeneralGo to site
bing.com94GeneralGo to site
foursquare.com 93GeneralGo to site
google.com.au92GeneralGo to site
tomtom.com82GeneralGo to site
au.kompass.com67GeneralGo to site
truelocal.com.au 62GeneralGo to site
yellowpages.com.au59GeneralGo to site
Infobel.com59GeneralGo to site
yelp.com.au57GeneralGo to site
spoke.com57GeneralGo to site
communitywalk.com 57GeneralGo to site
factual.com55GeneralGo to site
whitepages.com.au55GeneralGo to site
brownbook.net55GeneralGo to site
hotfrog.com.au 51GeneralGo to site
au.showmelocal.com51GeneralGo to site
cybo.com50GeneralGo to site
startlocal.com.au49GeneralGo to site
lacartes.com49GeneralGo to site
parkbench.com47GeneralGo to site
yelloyello.com 47GeneralGo to site
2findlocal.com46GeneralGo to site
expressbusinessdirectory.com44GeneralGo to site
au.enrollbusiness.com43GeneralGo to site
callupcontact.com43GeneralGo to site
yellow.place42GeneralGo to site
dlook.com.au41GeneralGo to site
businesslistings.net.au41GeneralGo to site
localbd.com.au41GeneralGo to site
australia.myhuckleberry.com41GeneralGo to site
wordofmouth.com.au 40GeneralGo to site
iglobal.co 40GeneralGo to site
whodoyou.com40GeneralGo to site
tupalo.com 39GeneralGo to site
smartguy.com 39GeneralGo to site
find-us-here.com38GeneralGo to site
cylex-australia.com34GeneralGo to site
localbusinessguide.com.au33GeneralGo to site
aussieweb.com.au32GeneralGo to site
nationaldirectory.com.au 32GeneralGo to site
purelocal.com.au 32GeneralGo to site
fyple.biz31GeneralGo to site
poidb.com30GeneralGo to site
local.com.au29GeneralGo to site
localstore.com.au29GeneralGo to site
comeonaussie.com26GeneralGo to site
bloo.com.au22GeneralGo to site
localbusinesssearch.com.au13GeneralGo to site

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Top 50 local citation sites for Canada

The building, maintaining and data cleansing of local citations is an important part of local search. Enabling you to not only help showcase your services in search engines such as Google and Bing but also, more importantly, help customers find you! This list of the top 50 local search citations in Canada gives your business a great start, so start using these local business sites today!

 

Citation SiteDomain AuthorityGeneral / NicheListing URL
maps.apple.com 100GeneralGo to site
facebook.com95GeneralGo to site
foursquare.com93GeneralGo to site
bbb.org90GeneralGo to site
mapquest.com89GeneralGo to site
here.com87GeneralGo to site
tomtom.com82GeneralGo to site
google.ca81GeneralGo to site
businessdirectory.bell.ca79GeneralGo to site
yellowpages.ca 73GeneralGo to site
websites.ca71GeneralGo to site
ca.kompass.com67GeneralGo to site
yelp.ca66GeneralGo to site
aboutus.com61GeneralGo to site
infobel.com59GeneralGo to site
worldweb.com59GeneralGo to site
spoke.com 57GeneralGo to site
brownbook.net 55GeneralGo to site
factual.com55GeneralGo to site
411.ca 54GeneralGo to site
canpages.ca54GeneralGo to site
bing.com52GeneralGo to site
ca.showmelocal.com51GeneralGo to site
cybo.com 50GeneralGo to site
ibegin.com 50GeneralGo to site
lacartes.com49GeneralGo to site
parkbench.com47GeneralGo to site
yelloyello.com47GeneralGo to site
2findlocal.com46GeneralGo to site
foundlocally.com 46GeneralGo to site
canadaone.com45GeneralGo to site
expressbusinessdirectory.com44GeneralGo to site
goldbook.ca44GeneralGo to site
n49.com44GeneralGo to site
ca.enrollbusiness.com 43GeneralGo to site
callupcontact.com 43GeneralGo to site
yellow.place42GeneralGo to site
myhuckleberry.com 41GeneralGo to site
hotfrog.ca40GeneralGo to site
iglobal.co40GeneralGo to site
profilecanada.com39GeneralGo to site
tupalo.com 39GeneralGo to site
ourbis.ca37GeneralGo to site
cylex-canada.ca34GeneralGo to site
fyple.ca 32GeneralGo to site
ca.misterwhat.com31GeneralGo to site
find-open.com27GeneralGo to site
canadianplanet.net25GeneralGo to site
opendi.ca24GeneralGo to site
theblurb.ca20GeneralGo to site

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Myles Anderson
In my capacity as BrightLocal founder and CEO, I get involved in all areas of the business, but my two biggest passions are our tools and our customers. It's my job to ensure that we continue to extend and improve our platform to meet our customers ever-changing needs. But it's just as important that we deliver excellent customer service to match our tools; one without the other just doesn't cut it!

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