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Admin Jun 20, 2019 7:29:36 PM 1 min read

Local Business Directories

These local directory sites, according to Compete.com, have the largest amount of traffic and are listed by size – largest first.  In cases where the site is more than a directory, such as Mapquest, we have tried to estimate what % of their traffic goes to the directory.  Improving your presence on these directories means your business information will be exposed to a wide audience of local searchers.

  1. Google My Business
  2. Facebook
  3. LinkedIn
  4. Yellowpages.com
  5. Yelp
  6. Local.com
  7. WhitePages.com
  8. Manta
  9. SuperPages
  10. CitySearch (Must be added via InfoUSA’s ExpressUpdate.com)
  11. Patch
  12. City-Data (operated by Advameg.com)
  13. MerchantCircle
  14. Yellowbook.com
  15. Yahoo Local
  16. Mapquest
  17. Topix
  18. DexKnows
  19. BBB.org
  20. ServiceMagic
  21. Angieslist
  22. AreaConnect
  23. Foursquare
  24. AmericanTowns
  25. BizJournals
  26. LocalGuides
  27. 411.com
  28. Yellowpages.aol.com
  29. Insider Pages
  30. MagicYellow
  31. Hotfrog.com
  32. LocalStack
  33. Switchboard
  34. Demandforce
  35. MojoPages
  36. Metromix
  37. Yellowbot
  38. ShowMeLocal
  39. LocalPages
  40. Best of the Web Local
  41. Yellowise
  42. GetFave
  43. Tupalo
  44. ZipLocal
  45. EZLocal
  46. CitySquares
  47. USCIty.net
  48. LocalDatabase

Top U.S. Local Directory Citation Sources
GetListed.org and Whitespark.ca recently released some amazing data on the top local citation sources by city and by category.  We thought it would be interesting to take that data and determine which directories on average had the most citation influence in the entire country.  While it’s good to focus on your service area and category for citation building, in most cases, regardless of your location or industry, these are the sites you should almost always include while citation-building.

  1. Yellowpages.com
  2. Yelp
  3. SuperPages
  4. CitySearch
  5. Yahoo Local
  6. Facebook
  7. DexKnows
  8. Manta
  9. BBB.org
  10. YouTube
  11. City-Data
  12. Yellowbook.com
  13. Angieslist
  14. MerchantCircle
  15. ServiceMagic

While a number of expected brands made the list, Facebook and YouTube are perhaps the two biggest surprises here.  Then again, they are two of the biggest sites in the world and each has local business content, so perhaps it’s no surprise that they would emerge as important citation sources.