Citations are key to your Google My Business (GMB) and Local SEO success. Citations are like links, the more QUALITY and theme focused you are, the better your overall results will be with Google. Bright Local puts out a listing of the top niche citation sites and have updated it for the current year. So here you can see the best citations for lawyers, or Dentists or Doctors or a number of other business types. So having citations in general is key, but where you can make a difference is having MORE Quality Citations then your competitor. So if your a Dentist, you obviously are going to have the same general citations that your competitors have at Yelp, Facebook, etc. Yet if you can also have citations at 5 unique dental directories, as well as having some citations at local area businesses, then that should be difference of you being at top of Google vs. lost in the shuffle.
1,000+ Niche Citation Sites in 43 Business Categories – Updated 2018
Online directories (often referred to as ‘citation sites’) are crucial for local search optimization, and our recent research shows that consumers lose trust in businesses with inaccurate business listings. But which online business directories and citation sites are the best? The citation lists below are the outcome of a huge project to compile the most comprehensive list of niche citation sites available on the internet.
Focusing on the top citation sites by business category, this resource was originally published in 2014 but has now been refreshed for 2017, thanks to countless man-hours from our in-house citation team, as well as valuable feedback and new site suggestions we’ve had from you in that time — so thanks for all your comments!
What follows is an updated list of over 1,000 niche citation sites for 40+ business categories.