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How many citations should I do per day?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by justaroofer, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. justaroofer

    justaroofer Newbie

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    I was wondering if it matters or not how many citations I complete per day. Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    I have no idea regarding the right answer, but I would do a few per day. It's unnatural to have an explosion of citations or reviews. Some citations will get picked up because they're on existing pages that get crawled frequently, but some you'll have to get indexed (the brand new ones).
     
  3. 4ContactUK

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    We do about 14 a day per site on 5 days a week but do you actually know how many you need compared to your competition?
    To find and keep track of our citations we use BrightLocal.com you can get a month free. And we also use another WhiteSpark and both have been mentioned before in BHW.
    Good luck!
     
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  4. Andrew Scherer

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    Instead of per day, you should be thinking of about 30 per month or so. I have done about 100 citations to get a plumber to front page in about 3-4 months.
     
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  5. David Jackson

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    Normally you should do maximum 5 citation a day. This is the normal local SEO approach.
     
  6. Techxan

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    I do 10 to 15 per week, but spread them out and do not do them all at once.
     
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    There is no fixed number, if your site is new then you probably shouldn't even make it daily but skip a few days in between.
     
  8. randybishop

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    Citations are slow going. Finding where the business signup is for each directory is, signing up for the directory making a unique description for each citation. I do about five a day at the most or maybe I am doing it the slow way if someone wants to enlighten me. :)

    P.S. Search for this gig on fiverr "I will give You a Detailed Report of What Local Citations Your Competitors Are Using". She has a WhiteSpark account and can give you a list of your competitions citations. :arms:
     
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    Not sure if you have SEO software, but you could use something like WAC to create the descriptions and have a virtual assistant in the Philippines handle the manual labor part for you for super cheap. Remember: work ON your business, not IN your business.
     
  10. Nigel Farage

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    Approach your citations in order of priority. Do the most important 1st, less important 2nd and at some point you are wasting your time and it's time to move on to something more important like reviews, etc...

    There is no reason to not do them all at once, and several good reasons to do them all at once. It typically takes about an hour to do a single citation, depending on how counter-intuitive the categories are, if you are pasting description text, uploading photos, etc... Some are fast, and Google Places is an ongoing project.

    Create a single, dedicated gmail account specifically for citations and other marketing-related activities, as that account is going to get spammed, and it's best to keep that crap away from a real email account. Use the same complex password for all citations, using one capital letter, one number and one special character, i.e. "Roofer12$". Some citations will not allow a capital letter, while others require it. If case a, drop the capital i.e. "roofer12$". Same thing for the special characters. Use the same PW so that you don't have to maintain an excel doc tracking all the various PW's used for all the various citation sites. Use Chrome when doing this so you can have the PW autosaved and have it available every time you need to log back into the citation site. Create a business logo graphic 200 x 200 pixels, which is the standard for most citations. Use a square image and not a letterbox rectangle, as many citations will clip the sides of the rectangle and it will look shitty and half-assed. Sometimes you will have to resize an image in order for it to look right in the citation. I use "Photo Manager" in MS Office Tools for this. It's clunky and stupidly counter-intuitive, but it's fast and once you master it you can resize a photo in less than 5 minutes. Save a dedicated sub-folder in your "<Business Name> folder named "Citation Images" and save all your images with the dimensions in the title i.e. "roofer200x200" and "roofer1000x1000" or whatever, so that you can easily pick the right size citation photo you need, as soon as you need it.

    These bing-bong flips aren't going to deliver the level of service that you want. Fiver delivers exactly what you pay for which is warm dog shit. They make spelling errors and don't know it, and they may or may not give you the login information for all your citations, they may or may not give you good PW's, a good email account, etc... You are hands-on and this is definitely something I would not hand over to barefoot villagers from some 3rd world toilet of a country, like Canada or Norway.

    Citations are the single-best bang for your buck, in terms of local rank. I would do the work myself, and not trust someone who's ass and mortgage is not on the line. Others may disagree. They are wrong. Don't be wrong like they are. Except Techxan He's allowed to disagree with me and still have credibility. Even though he will still be wrong. Lol.
     
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  11. justaroofer

    justaroofer Newbie

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    Mr. Nigel you are my Freakn Hero!!! I really appreciate your honesty, it shows that you have integrity. Thanks for not being a Chode Wrangler like so many others. What else should I be working on in the meantime?
     
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    getting a skype account setup and pm me your id.
     
  13. General Zod

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    "barefoot villagers from some 3rd world toilet of a country, like Canada or Norway"
    lol!
     
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  14. randybishop

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    Yeah, I don't trust anyone else to do citations. Maybe I'm a control freak?
     
  15. Shift5

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    It doesn't matter on how many citations you create in one day, most of it won't be live immediately. But I suggest don't exceed to 10 citations a day. The one that you should really watch is your reviews, Google and most of the local directories are strict with this, 1 or 2 reviews a day would be safe.
     
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    Few citations will be okay.
     
  17. Parrotfish2005

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    I agree just go slow and steady you are in for the long haul
     
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  18. wordpress123

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    I think 2 citations per day is fine to submit.
     
  19. freelanceronline

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    its good to submit it as 20/week. but go steady and 100 for month is also good as for 3-4 citations/day is also good. do niche related and avoid dupes and also trying fixing already listed wrong NAP citations. I have list of 500-600 business directories where I submit business mostly for my clients.