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US Citations Needed

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Logician, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. Logician

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    Where can I find a service that will do 500 US citations? I have not found anything that offers this many on bhw or fiverr, but I could be wrong.
     
  2. Andrew Scherer

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    I concur. By the time you get a couple hundred under your belt you should be ranking. There is no sense getting 500 when 200 will do, It leaves you no way to strengthen your hand if someone starts to threaten your rankings.

    Remember that quality counts, and it used to not matter. Before, it was a quantity game, but the quality of the website you get the citation from matters now.

    Sort the possibilities and get the higher authority ones first. Some of the paid ones are well worth their price. Watch especially for the higher rated sites that are both niche and location specific. Expect a local citation source to not have as high a rating as a national, but still go to the quality sites you can find.

    Sending you a PM.
     
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    I believe quality is important over quantity if you are looking to rank your local business. We do personalized citations for your business. Compare them with your top competitors and then do all these citations which are required.
     
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    I agree, quality should always be first priority. However, with citations, there is only so much information that can be added. I'm assuming that the main factor for a quality citation is one that is completely filled out with everything that the directory will allow.

    Let's say my main competitor has around 200 citations and are completely filled out properly, with NAP consistency. To outrank this competitor I would also need to get those same 200 citations filled out with NAP consistency. Now if that makes us equal, then would the only thing I have left to do is create more quality citations?
     
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    There are tools like OpenSiteExplorer.org which allows you to investigate your local competitors backlinks. Why am I telling you this? Because you have the privilege of seeing all of your competitors backlinks, this includes the citations you are asking about. As a professional citation link builder, most of the citation work I do is for attorneys in major competitive cities (New York, Chicago, LA, etc).

    When a new client comes to me to start a new project for quality citation work, the first thing I do is to investigate my new clients', competitors citations aka backlinks. I have seen many page one local competitors which have over 600 citations. (PM me to see a screenshot). Once we pull the raw backlinks, we will scrub out the garbage citations by manually analyzing and reviewing the potential value or risk of each backlink for our client. Only then do we being citation link building. (PM me if ever have any questions).

    So just to recap here are the steps:
    - get open site explorer.
    - download your competitors backlinks.
    - analyze the backlinks and filter out the garbage (non citation links, spam, etc).
    - begin citation link building.

    If you're too busy then PM me and I can do this work for you if I'm not too busy with a client. :)
     
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  7. rodvan

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    Are citations still important?
    I disconnected a little bit from SEO world to dive into coding. Ive been experimenting with real quality content written by myself and it has worked great on StumbleUpon. Guess that the equation on stumbleupon is really based on the likes and it sends you traffic like crazy (to your channel obviously).
    Ive been generating quality backlinks, manually having an assistant to publish 3-2 per day naturally and it has worked great.
    I used to work with GSA but it got really disturbing that its algorithm wasnt good as I thought.
    Why I say all this?
    If you create quality content, people do natural citations on natural real blogs. And that is the light in the tunnel.
     
  8. Andrew Scherer

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    That is pretty time intensive and OpenSiteExplorer isn't known for being very comprehensive. BrightLocal has a cool feature that will let you grab all the citations that front-page domains have that are ranking for a specific keyword just within a couple minutes.
     
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    I can do 600+ Citations for USA. PM me or contact me.
     
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    600 Citations... Can you image your client changing their business name or address? What a nightmare. BTW Places Scout is great for building a list of citations specific to your city and competition.
     
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    Yes. I do wrong NAP and changing address services as well also.
     
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    With citations now, look for those that have high reputation and very good quality even a few will do magic. 500 for me is a bit like spamming. It's too much even for a month of activity acquiring those citations.
     
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    I guess top 30 or 40 are the best. (top 10). Yelp for example has some very good indexing timing!
     
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    Thanks for your tips mentioned. In Open Site explorer i can see few backlinks only. Do you have pro account.? Can you help to get my competitors backlinks ?