Top Citation Sites for Hotels

Top Citation Sites for Hotels

The hotel industry is incredibly competitive, so you’ll naturally want to take every opportunity to stand out. These days, most people will look online when they want to book a hotel room and this is why having a powerful search engine optimization (SEO) plan in place is essential.

Building citations on business listing sites is foundational to an effective SEO strategy and this is a process you can easily undertake yourself.

Although building citations isn’t a complicated task, it does pay to know which listing sites you should focus your efforts on. That’s why we’ve created the following table of key information, including which sites are free to use, which ones you’ll have to pay for, and which sites operate in the country or countries where your hotel business is located.

Below the niche list, we’ve also gathered the top general citation sites that most businesses should try to get listed on.

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

Top Business Listing Sites for Hotels

Citation SiteDomain AuthorityCountryFree / Paid
booking.com94USAFree
tripadvisor.com93ALLFree
expedia.com - Properties90ALLFree
expedia.com - Travel Agents90ALLFree
ycs.agoda.com87ALLPaid
hostelworld.com79ALLFree
hotelscombined.com76ALLPaid
orbitz.com71ALLPaid
hotelplanner.com69AUS, CAN, USAFree
bbonline.com58USAPaid
budgetplaces.com56UKFree
bnbfinder.com55USA, CANPaid
allstays.com54USAFree
campendium.com51USAFree
hotelstravel.com48ALLPaid
hotelguide.net44ALLFree
kayak.com44USAFree
lodging-world.com43ALLFree
bedandbreakfasts.co.uk42UKPaid
campinginontario.ca38CANPaid
hotel-ami.us38ALLFree
hotelspeak.com36USAFree
bedandbreakfastsearcher.co.uk33UKFree
web-max.ca33CANFree
fullrangecamping.com.au30AUSFree / Paid
usatourism.com30USAFree
traveltourismdirectory.com29USAReciprocal / Paid
camping-directory.uk27UKPaid
hotelbeam.com24USAFree / Paid
easybedandbreakfasts.co.uk20UKFree
hotelaccommodationuk.co.uk17UKPaid
bnbcompass.com.au16AUSFree / Paid
pillowfinder.com14USAPaid
ukbedandbreakfasts.co.uk14UKFree
bedandbreakfastlocally.co.uk12UKReciprocal / Paid
metromanager.com11USA, UKFree

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Top General Citation Sites

Citation SiteDomain AuthorityFree / Paid
Apple Maps100Free
Google Business Profile100Free
Facebook96Free
Bing93Free
Yelp93Free
Foursquare92Free / Paid
Waze91Paid
Snapchat91Free / Paid
Here Maps86Free
TomTom78Free
Nextdoor (country variants)77Free
JustLanded77Free
Ailoq68Free
Kompass (country variants)67Free / Paid
AboutUs65Free
Lacartes61Free
Brownbook61Free
Spoke60Free
StoreBoard60Free / Paid
Infobel59Free
HotFrog (country variants)58Free
Techdirectory56Free
Tupalo56Free
TrepUp55Free
Cybo54Free
Yellow.Place53Free
Navmii53Paid
Startus52Free
ShowMeLocal52Free / Paid
Callupcontact51Free
iBegin50Free
iGlobal.co49Paid
ExpressBusinessDirectory49Free
EnrollBusiness (country variants)48Free
Unltd.directory48Free
Unltd.directory47Free / Reciprocal
AskMap46Free
Place12345Free
GlobalCatalog44Free
WhoDoYou44Free
Yalwa (country variants)42Free / Paid
Fyple42Free
Businesslistingplus40Free
Teleadreson39Free
Travelful38Free
Cgmimm38Free
Bizexposed33Free

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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.