Top Citation Sites With DoFollow and NoFollow Links

Top Citation Sites With DoFollow and NoFollow Links

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.

Our Citations team have 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
  • Global and Local – we looked into local citation sites that operate internationally, as well as sites specific to the US, UK, Canada, and Australia

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.

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Citation Sites with DoFollow Links

Citation SiteDomain Authority Location
google.com100International
Apple maps100International
bing.com93International
tripadvisor.com93International
mapquest.com90CAN, USA
lawyers.justia.com89USA
findlaw.com86USA
businessdirectory.bell.ca82CAN
tomtom.com78International
websites.ca78CAN
nextdoor.com77International
bestplumbers.com75USA
whitepages.com71USA
wallethub.com70USA
kompass.com66International
hg.org65International
192.com63UK
onewed.com62International
storeboard.com61International
americantowns.com60USA
brownbook.net60International
infobel.com59International
carehome.co.uk58UK
communitywalk.com58International
hotfrog.com58International
local.botw.org56USA
whitepages.com.au55AUS
trepup.com53USA
yellow.place52International
europages.co.uk51UK
menupix.com51USA, CAN
iBegin.com50USA, CAN, UK
thomsonlocal.com50UK
agfg.com.au48AUS
citysquares.com48USA
iglobal.co48International
n49.com48USA, UK
parkbench.com48International
cityof.com47USA
guildquality.com47USA, CAN
4rfv.co.uk46UK
doggies.com46USA
2Findlocal.com45International
businesslistings.net.au45AUS
find-us-here.com45International
foodio54.com45International
healthshare.com.au45AUS
findtheneedle.co.uk44UK
geebo.com44USA
multifamilybiz.com43USA
opendi.us43USA
topratedlocal.com42USA, CAN, AUS
cataloxy.com41International
choosenatural.com41USA
dentagama.com41International
vetclick.com41International
freedentalcare.us40USA
wherezit.com40USA
biznet-us.com39USA
legalserviceslink.com39USA
localbd.com.au39AUS
sportfocus.com39UK
teleadreson.com39International
smartguy.com39International
canadianlawlist.com38CAN
thegooddogguide.com38UK
uksmallbusinessdirectory.co.uk38UK
approvedbusiness.co.uk37UK
construction.co.uk37UK
lawyerlegion.com37USA
tipped.co.uk37UK
mylocalservices.co.uk36UK
findagroomer.com35USA
bizidex.com34International
finditguide.com33International
floorbiz.com33International
citylocalpro.com32USA
foodinc.ca32CAN
travelindex.com32International
aussieweb.com.au31AUS
autobodyalliance.com31USA
healthsoul.com31International
uschirodirectory.com31USA
businesslistingnow.com29AUS
localbusinessguide.com.au29AUS
asdphone.com28International
cdnpages.ca28CAN
everydentist.com28USA, CAN
opendi.co.uk28UK
businessspread.co.uk27UK
dentistdirectorycanada.ca26CAN
opendi.ca26CAN
superpages.com.au26AUS
thetradefinder.co.uk26UK
dentalclinics.org25USA
restaurants-guide4u.com25International
myattorneyhome.com24USA
legalreach.com23USA
localitylist.com.au23AUS
lawfather.com22USA
usa-co.com22USA
PathLegal.com21International
usaplumbing.info20USA
theweddingfinder.co.uk19UK
moverrankings.com18USA

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Citation Sites with NoFollow Links

Citation SiteDomain AuthorityLocation
facebook.com96International
directory.mirror.co.uk94UK
yelp.come93International
foursquare.com92International
houzz.com90International
lawyers.justia.com89USA
yellowpages.com87USA
yellowpages.com87USA
truelocal.com.au82USA
manta.com80USA
care.com79USA
porch.com78USA
merchantcircle.com77USA
angieslist.com76USA
justlanded.com75USA
avvo.com73USA
yell.com72UK
merchantcircle.com72USA
healthgrades.com70USA
superpages.com69USA
happycow.net68International
yellowpages.ca66CAN
spineuniverse.com66USA
elocal.com66USA
ratemds.com63USA
aboutus.com62AUS
ratemds.com62USA
local.com61USA
europages.co.uk60UK
company.com60USA
elocal.com60USA
lacartes.com60USA
chamberofcommerce.com59USA
spoke.com59International
chamberofcommerce.com59USA
yellowbook.com58USA
leadcounsel.org57USA
ezlocal.com56USA
ezlocal.com55USA
ebusinesspages.com55USA
canpages.ca55CAN
scoot.co.uk54UK
cybo.com54International
homestars.com54CAN
homestars.com53USA
showmelocal.com53International
hub.biz52USA
callupcontact.com52International
findmeglutenfree.com52USA
findmeglutenfree.com51USA
tuugo.us51USA
weddingvendors.com51USA
salespider.com50International
bubblelife.com50USA
citysquares.com50USA
agreatertown.com49USA
weddingvendors.com49USA
expressbusinessdirectory.com49International
thomsonlocal.com49UK
lawlink.com48International
EnrollBusiness International48International
2Findlocal.com48International
oneflare.com.au47AUS
guildquality.com47USA, CAN
askmap.net47International
cityfos.com46USA
lawlink.com46USA
golocal247.com45USA
eyedoctorguide.com45USA
place123.net45International
whodoyou.com44International
dinehere.us44USA
cityfos.com44USA
eyedoctorguide.com44USA
fonolive.com43International
geebo.com43USA
dinehere.us43USA
globalcatalog.com43International
trustlink.org43USA
Visit site42USA
misterwhat.co.uk41UK
ourbis.ca40CAN
wordofmouth.com.au40AUS
globalcatalog.com40CAN
myhuckleberry.com40USA
tupalo.com40International
go4worldbusiness.com40International
bizhwy.com40USA
profilecanada.com39CAN
opening-times.co.uk39UK
travelful.net38International
mylocalservices.co.uk37UK
canadianbusinessdirectory.ca37CAN
worldtravelserver.com36International
wand.com36USA
justgreatlawyers.com35USA
localstore.co.uk35UK
justgreatlawyers.com35USA
pinkpages.com.au34AUS
akama.com34USA
Cylex International33International
citylocal101.com33USA
fslocal.com33USA, CAN
tuugo.co.uk 33UK
getfreelisting.com32USA
find-open.com32USA
Misterwhat.com32International
canadianplanet.net31CAN
1stdirectory.co.uk31UK
nexdu.com30International
find-open.co.uk30UK
myezbz.com30USA
businesslistingnow.com28AUS
australianplanet.com28AUS
bizify.co.uk28UK
411directoryassistance.ca26CAN
us-business.info25USA
b99.co.uk24UK
petgroominginfo.com23USA
NearFinder International21International
qrg101.com20USA
petgroominginfo.com19USA

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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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Rada Daktina
About the author
Rada works tirelessly to manage BrightLocal's Citation Builder product. She oversees the processes and queries related to the campaigns, works closely with the Research team on the continuous upkeep of our citations database, and with our Product team on the improvements and fixes to the Citation Builder tool itself.