Top Local Citation Sources by Country

By Nyagoslav Zhekov

Business listings (citations) are a key component to enhancing your local search visibility. Our local citation expert Nyagoslav Zhekov has curated a list of the top citation sources by country to assist you in your business listing domination. To learn more about our selection process for these lists, click here.

Without further ado, we present to you the best local citation sources for US, Canada, Australia, and the UK.

Top 50 Citation Sources in the United States: 

Tip: the spreadsheet download below includes a "how to create the listing" section for the Top 50 US citations sources.


1. ExpressUpdate
2. Localeze
3. Acxiom
4. Factual
5. D&B
6. Citysearch
7. Bing Places
8. Yelp
9. Facebook
10. Yellowpages
11. Yahoo! Local
12. Superpages
13. Local.com
14. Foursquare
15. Chamberofcommerce
16. Yellowbot
17. Yellowbook
18.   Kudzu 
19. Merchantcircle
20. Manta 
21. Mapquest 
22. ShowMeLocal
23. MojoPages 
24. HotFrog 
25. Brownbook 
26. Cylex-USA 
27. InsiderPages 
28. EZLocal 
29. eLocal 
30. Tupalo 
31. ForLocations 
32. CitySquares 
33. GetFave
34. 2FindLocal 
35.   Nokia Here
36. Yasabe
37. Angieslist
38. SaleSpider
39. FindTheBest
40. Yellpedia
41. MyHuckleberry
42. ZipLocal
43. MagicYellow
44. City-Data
45. Thumbtack
46. MyWebYellow
47. B2BYellowPages
48. Pocketly
49. Tuugo
50. WikiDomo
   

Top 30 Citation Sources in Canada, UK and Australia:


CANADA

1. YellowPages
2. Industry Canada
3. 411
4. Yelp
5. Facebook
6. Bing Places
7. WebLocal
8. GoldBook
9. n49
10 HotFrog
11. iBegin
12. MapQuest
13. BrownBook
14. Profile Canada
15. ShopInCanada
16. Cylex
17. eSource Canada
18. Found Locally
19. MySheriff
20. Pinbud
21. DakiTaki
22. Find Here
23. Yalwa
24. Foursquare
25. Opendi
26. TheBlurb
27. PhonePages
28. YLM
29. Fyple
30. OurBis

UNITED KINGDOM

1. 118Information
2. LocalDataCompany
3. MarketLocation
4. ThomsonLocal
5. Infoserve
6. Bing Places
7. TouchLocal
8. Yell
9. Yelp
10. FreeIndex
11. Scoot
12. 192
13. HotFrog
14. Cylex
15. Tipped
16. MyLocalServices
17. MisterWhat
18. Fyple
19. Brownbook
20. SmileLocal
21. Wampit
22. Yalwa
23. MySheriff
24. LocalStore
25. Foursquare
26. TheBestOf
27. CityLocal
28. CityVisitor
29. LocalMole
30. UFindUs

AUSTRALIA

1. Yellowpages
2. TrueLocal
3. StartLocal
4. Yelp
5. WhitePages
6. Local
7. Aussieweb
8. Eatability
9. dLook
10. WoMo
11. LocalBusinessGuide
12. RaveAboutIt
13. Cylex
14. Brownbook
15.

Australian Guide

16. POIDB
17. Bloo
18. Fyple
19. Yalwa
20. NationalDirectory
21. ComeonAussie
22. LocalStore
23. BusinessListings
24. BusinessSearch
25. CityBase
26. WampIt
27. LocalBusinessSearch
28. VereDirectory
29. Tupalo
30. HotFrog

Get The List


We realize that looking at these top citation sites on our website is nice and everything, but the real value lies in having these accessible in a neat and tidy list. So for those of you who prefer to work in Excel, we've put together a few spreadsheets for you that include:

  • The full list of citations for each country with a link to the corresponding website.
  • A "how to create the listing" section for the Top 50 US citations sources.
Download Top Citations List

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Qualification Process


In addition to the factors mentioned above we also incorporated other elements that had an impact on the final list. Any citation sources that were unsuable for some of the following (or other reasons), were removed from our top lists:

  • No way to directly add or update business information to the site.
    • Example: The only way to add or update a business listing on Whitepages, according to their FAQ, is via ExpressUpdate's feeds (might take 60 days for the information to get added or updated), or via Yext ($$$).
  • The website never, or almost never, takes action after reports of inaccurate or missing information.
    • Example: Justdial.com, and many others.
  • The website receives all their information from other sources.
    • Example: Allpages.com receive all their data from Acxiom.
  • There will be a lot of sites that simply do not operate anymore.
    • Example: Bundle.com.
 

Definitions


A Citation is any mention of your business on the web, with or without a link. It is any combination of your company name, phone number, address, zip or postal code. Citations can also be structured or unstructured.

Structured citations are the most common form and can be found on business listing sites.

Unstructured citation sources are mentions of your business on blogs, newspaper websites, event listings, job databases, government websites and so on. 

For more information on these definitions, please see our post, "What is a Citation for Local SEO?"