A citation is a business address listing that appears on a website. It usually includes the name of your business, your company address and company phone number. Another name for a local citation is “NAP.” Citation listings for your business should all contain EXACTLY the same information (in addition to being accurate). Search engine algorithms compare every detail on a citation listing. Our Citation Audit, will review the listings we can find to ensure that you have no typos or other disqualifying information that might impact local SEO efforts.
OUR APPROACH: We check NAP information on website directories that list your physical address details. We also look on Google for these NAP items:
We also look for your business listing on top citation and niche or local directories such as Google, Yelp, Yellowpages, CitySearch, Superpages, and DexKnows. This is another way you can get your local citation listings validated.
If your business listing has not been official registered (“claimed” on a website directory, we can claim the listing for your business. You will then have the ability to edit and update your listings if details change (such as moving locations).
A citation is a listing online that includes your business name, address and phone number – also referred to as an NAP. Your citation listings that appear online need to be accurate – even down to the suite number. A typo on a listing on another website where your phone number or name is incorrect can affect your search rankings and/or even direct traffic to your website.
What is our recommended solution? We will check your NAP details on directories where your citations appear. We will search on Google for the following NAP related items:
Another alternative is to search for citations by looking for citation directories. We review the top directories and niche/local directories to validate your listings. Some of the main directories include Google, Yelp, Yellowpages, CitySearch, Superpages, and DexKnows.
We can also claim listings for your business in case they have not been claimed already. This process will ensure that you are given access to edit and update your listings going forward