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Top 20 citation sites. What are yours? (Benefit for those who divulge!)

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by lykathe, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. lykathe

    lykathe Regular Member

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    As some of my former posts indicate, I'm making a citations bot for all us Gplaces optimizers. I finally have the framework worked out, so now today I'm going to try and integrate as many sites as possible in it. I just need to know what you guys think are the top 20 most important citation sites for a Place listing?
    Anyone who helps will of course be given access to the software early for free/early ;).
     
  2. Seminole

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    citysquares.com
    linkedin.com
    yellowpages.com
    superpages.com
    manta.com
    yp.com
    kudzu.com
    hotfrog.com
    getfave.com
    foursquare.com
    merchantcircle.com
    mojopages.com
    botw.org
    wfaa.com
    brownbook.net
    thumbtack.com
    whowhere.com
    azfamily.com
    kvue.com
    lead411.com
    showmelocal.com
    bizhwy.com
    ezlocal.com
    ebusinesspages.com
    zipslocal.com
    localsearchlight.com
    mylocalbizsearch.com
    yelp.com
    citysearch.com
    dexknows.com
    whitepages.com
    local.com
    yellowbot.com
    magicyellow.com
    yellowusa.com
    theusaexplorer.com
    yellowbook.com
    switchboard.com
    bizjournals.com
    blogspot.com
    dailynews.com
    b2byellowpages.com
    localpages.com
    askyp.com
     
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  3. puneetas3

    puneetas3 Senior Member

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    Zagat.com

    Please send me details of your software when it gets ready for free/early version.
     
  4. Lazlo1967

    Lazlo1967 Junior Member

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    You might want to include tripadvisor for the restaurant and hospitality areas.
     
  5. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    I know that you only asked for 20, but this is my full list of 83. The best 20 depend on the niche.

    http://411.com
    http://adoos.com/
    http://allstatesusadirectory.com/submit.php?c=27
    http://allthelocal.com/add_business.php
    http://AngiesList.com
    http://anpedia.com/add_listing
    http://anywho.com
    http://askyp.com/
    http://bbyp.com/listing.asp
    http://bestdealon.com/addbusinesstodirectory.html
    http://bestofthewest.com
    http://bestyellow.com
    http://bizhwy.com/addlisting.php
    http://bizusaonline.com/
    http://bizwiki.com/add.htm
    http://blueboomerang.com/directories/listMyCompany/
    http://Brownbook.com
    http://businessdirectorylistings.net/business-directory/add-your-free-listing/
    http://businesspatrol.com/registration.php3
    http://checkmyreviews.com/user/register.aspx
    http://city-data.com/profiles/add
    http://citysearch.com
    http://citysquares.com
    http://cityvoter.com
    http://classifiedsforfree.com/
    http://communitywalk.com/
    http://cornerstonesworld.com/addurl
    http://dexknows.com
    http://digabusiness.com/submit.php
    http://encomer.com
    http://everymerchant.com/add-a-business/
    http://exportfocus.com/free-business-directory-listing1.php
    http://expressbusinessdirectory.com/AddYourBusiness.aspx
    http://foundlocally.com
    http://foursquare.com
    http://freeclassifieds.com/
    http://gps-data-team.com/listingstep1.php
    http://hotfrog.com
    http://hyplo.com/account/signup.php
    http://infospace.com
    http://infousa.com
    http://insiderpages.com
    http://insiderpages.com/session/new
    http://jobshop.com/
    http://judysbook.com
    http://kudzu.com
    http://likelist.com/businesses/claim_register
    http://local.com
    http://localcensus.com/add_business.php
    http://localdatabase.com/
    http://localeze.com
    http://localizedbiz.com/login/register.php
    http://locanto.com
    http://magicyellow.com
    http://merchantcircle.com
    http://mycitybusiness.net/addbusiness.php
    http://myserviceconnection.com/provider/personal-information.html
    http://mystore411.com/p/feedback.php
    http://praized.com/signup
    http://qype.com
    http://rateitall.com
    http://shopcity.com
    http://shopinusa.com/signup/
    http://snoopitnow.com
    http://supermedia.com/business-listings
    http://topix.com/merchants/signup/create-login
    http://usbdn.com/BizRegistrationStep1.asp?ChooseSubCat=1
    http://wwww.localpages.com
    http://yellowassistance.com/frmBusinessUpdate.aspx
    http://yellowbook.com
    http://yellowbook360.com/print/
    http://yellowbot.com
    http://yellowbrowser.com/add_business.php
    http://yellowee.com/user/register/owner?ref=/business/add/basic
    http://yellowlocaldirectory.com/add.php
    http://yellowpages.com
    http://yelp.com
    http://y-me.co/register.php
    http://zidster.com
    http://ziplocal.com
    https://foursquare.com/businesses/
    https://geodelic.wufoo.com/forms/r7x3s5/
    https://yellowbot.com/signin/register?yp_r=http://yellowbot.com/submit/newbusiness
     
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  6. upl8t

    upl8t Regular Member

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    Great lists. Thank you!
     
  7. lykathe

    lykathe Regular Member

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    I'm gonna be powercoding.. Will be sending PMs to all who helped :)
     
  8. PatrickLSO

    PatrickLSO Newbie

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    yelp
    yellowpages
    whitepages
    dexknows
    merchantcircle
    yellowbot
    foursquare
    ziplocal
    infousa
    411
    citysearch
    citysquares
    local.com
    kudzu
    superpages
    manta
    bing local
    yahoo local
    Google+ local
    MapQuest

    There's my 20 in no particular order.
     
  9. Donestrgling

    Donestrgling Regular Member

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    I dont know if this helps but you can outsource through wl marketing, and do citation research with whitespark. From whitespark i think you can find your competitors citations then build off an already working list per industry you are optimizing.
     
  10. Fathom

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    Google places uses citations but country specific and even county specific citations are very important.

    My top uk citation sites are:

    Cyclex-uk.co.uk
    Scoot.co.uk
    Touchlondon.co.uk
    Businessclassified.co.uk
    Thompsonlocal.com
    Yelp.co.uk
    yell.co.uk
    Touchlocal.co.uk
    qype.co.uk

    The top citations in your niche can simply be found by googling your top 10 competitors phone numbers.

    What is just as important is legitimate reviews. I have yet to find a service that offers UK google+ reviews.
     
  11. masterjani

    masterjani Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Nice share guys.