how to find local citation

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by spider4567, May 16, 2016.

  1. spider4567

    spider4567 Power Member

    Jan 5, 2016
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    Just started to analyze how to do local seo. I am planning to rank a food restaurant in a specific country.
    I find out that local citation is important in doing local seo.

    Question comes:
    1)So local citation= business directories?
    2)If i want to rank a food restaurant which is located in India,can i use USA citation?
    3)how to find your own country's citation?
  2. mbreezy

    mbreezy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Jun 27, 2012
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    Best way to find local citations is to look at the top search results in your competing space, then research their backlink profiles and put yourself on the same citations they have. You can use traditional tools like ahrefs or majestic. Paid tools like BrightLocal and WhiteSpark both have "citation finder" tools.

    Citations are a big deal, but not as big as they used to be. On-page SEO and local links tend to drive a lot of success when combined with citation building.