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What are citations?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by PageMarketingSEO, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. PageMarketingSEO

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    I see the term " Citations " alot and i have no idea what it is. I have seen some sophisticated explanation on google search but i don't really understand it so anybody can explain to me from their point of view :)?

    Thanks!@#!@!@!!
     
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    Another term for putting businesses, doctors, lawyers, real estate agents, etc on local directories online. I resell this service offline and the profit margin is huge ($20-$50 cost price, up to $1000 retail.) check out Moz's GetListed for more information!
     
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    My mind comes to this citation thing and stops, can anybody give me an example?

    they say build citation, how do i do that? even in GSA there's an option for it
     
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    It looks like branding to me
     
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    It's basically a listing on a directory type site. Nothing crazy, just a back link and little description about the website.
     
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    It's technically an occurence of a business name, address, and phone. There are unstructured and structured citations. Unstructured citations are commonly found in social profiles, articles, and videos. Structured citations are found in business directories like Manta, Yelp, and Hotfrog.
     
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    There are two types:

    a) NAP Citations, which stand for "Name" "Address" "Phone Number"

    b) Normal Citations, these are just mentions of a company.

    A NAP citation looks like this:

    Tom's Hardware Shop, 28 High Street, Bristol, BS22 8PB, 01234 123 123

    Hope that helps :cool:

     
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    Citations is based on info of Name of Company, Address of Company and Phone Number aka NAP. it should be same for ranking a business on all around the internet.