What are local citations?
A huge part of local SEO is building your prominence, and the first way you should look to do this is by building citations. A citation is an online reference to your business name, address and phone number. Like links to your website, Google uses them when evaluating the online authority of your business. Unlike backlinks though, citations don’t need to be linked to your business’s website in order for you to be credited for them. So, having your details listed is important.
In particular, we are interested in structured citations on authoritative websites. In other words, we want to see our NAP laid out in a structure that makes it possible for Google and Bing to understand this is a business listing (and the NAP data), and on websites that they trust to give this kind of information.
what is NAP?
NAP stand for Name, Address and Phone number
Depending on your location and your business type, you should be able to list your business in Some the citations below:
- cityvisitor.co.uk ( Yahoo )
- mapsconnect.apple.com (Apple Maps)