Best list of Directories/Citations for Google Places.

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These are my top 20+ Directories we set up for our clients.
What are some of your favorites? I am sure someone else may have posted this question before but this is fast moving topic and new ones are coming on often. Thanks

1. Yahoo Local Listings
2. Switchboard Super Pages
3. Yellow Area Connect
4. Merchant Circle
5. Bing/ MSN Local Listings
6. Local
7. Yelp*
8. BrownBook
9. Yippie
10. InfoUSA
11. iBegin
12. Localeze
13. Best of the web
14. YellowBot
15. Hot Frog
16. Insider paages
17. MatchPoint
18. City search
19. YellowUSA
20. Google Profiles*
21. Manta
22. Jigsaw
#directories or citations #google #list #places
  • Profile picture of the author MRomeo09
    You're forgetting a few "heavies".

    1. Kudzu
    2. Judy's Book
    3. BBB
    4. Their Chamber Of Commerce
    5. Shop City
    6. AVVO, Lawyers.com for lawyers obviously.
    7. Four Square
    8. Service Magic
    9. Angie's List

    I'm on the road today so I don't have my list in front of me.

    Of course I usually create my own citations as well in cities I have a presence. For instance if I were in San Diego like your esteemed self. I'd build 10-20 different directories so I could build my own citations.

    Marcos

    - I removed Yext, it's very easy to completely screw up your entire listing by them implementing their tracking numbers.
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    • Profile picture of the author rs2228
      Originally Posted by MRomeo09 View Post

      You're forgetting a few "heavies".

      Of course I usually create my own citations as well in cities I have a presence. For instance if I were in San Diego like your esteemed self. I'd build 10-20 different directories so I could build my own citations.

      Marcos
      I think this is a gem, yet no one has discussed it. can you elaborate, Marcos, on exactly on how to do this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    Anybody want to convert these to links

    Q
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  • Profile picture of the author ADukes81
    Excellent list!

    James, I bookmarked all of them under 'Directories'. Thanks for the list and the idea!
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    My list is getting bigger, is there any important ones that I am missing?

    Insider Pages
    Yelp
    Super Pages
    Judy’s Book
    Kudzu
    Manta
    HotFrog
    ShopCity
    Yellow Pages
    Yellow Book
    Yellow Bot
    Magic Yellow
    Merchant Circle
    Shop City
    AVVO
    Localeze
    City Search
    Local.com
    Foursquare
    Angie’s List
    Yahoo Local Listings
    Switchboard Super Pages
    Yellow Area Connect
    Merchant Circle
    Bing/ MSN Local Listings
    Local
    BrownBook
    Yippie
    InfoUSA
    iBegin
    Best of the web
    YellowBot
    Hot Frog
    MatchPoint
    CitySearch
    Yellow USA
    Google Profiles*
    Manta
    Jigsaw
    Kudzu
    Judy's Book
    BBB
    Local Chamber Of Commerce
    Service Magic
    Yext
    Angie's List
    B2Byellowpages.com
    DreamLocal.com
    TheRedBook.org
    411info
    Address.com
    Areaconnect
    Fizzlocal
    Infospace.com
    MyWebYellow
    Zipcodez.com
    Allpages.com
    DirectoryM.com
    SearchBug.com
    Where.com
    Free411
    Switchboard.com
    LocalMatters.com
    US City.net
    Zingy
    Justmytown
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    • Profile picture of the author Praney Behl
      This is a great compilation, just what I was looking for. Now I have to figure out which ones of these have the best juice.

      Also I see a "*" at a few places, what does that mean ?


      Thanks,

      Praney

      Google Profiles*
      Originally Posted by sdentrepreneur View Post

      My list is getting bigger, is there any important ones that I am missing?

      Insider Pages
      Yelp
      Super Pages
      Judy's Book
      Kudzu
      Manta
      HotFrog
      ShopCity
      Yellow Pages
      Yellow Book
      Yellow Bot
      Magic Yellow
      Merchant Circle
      Shop City
      AVVO
      Localeze
      City Search
      Local.com
      Foursquare
      Angie's List
      Yahoo Local Listings
      Switchboard Super Pages
      Yellow Area Connect
      Merchant Circle
      Bing/ MSN Local Listings
      Local
      BrownBook
      Yippie
      InfoUSA
      iBegin
      Best of the web
      YellowBot
      Hot Frog
      MatchPoint
      CitySearch
      Yellow USA
      Google Profiles*
      Manta
      Jigsaw
      Kudzu
      Judy's Book
      BBB
      Local Chamber Of Commerce
      Service Magic
      Yext
      Angie's List
      B2Byellowpages.com
      DreamLocal.com
      TheRedBook.org
      411info
      Address.com
      Areaconnect
      Fizzlocal
      Infospace.com
      MyWebYellow
      Zipcodez.com
      Allpages.com
      DirectoryM.com
      SearchBug.com
      Where.com
      Free411
      Switchboard.com
      LocalMatters.com
      US City.net
      Zingy
      Justmytown
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    • Profile picture of the author Amir Luis
      Originally Posted by sdentrepreneur View Post

      My list is getting bigger, is there any important ones that I am missing?

      Insider Pages
      Yelp
      Super Pages
      Judy's Book
      Kudzu
      Manta
      HotFrog
      ShopCity
      Yellow Pages
      Yellow Book
      Yellow Bot
      Magic Yellow
      Merchant Circle
      Shop City
      AVVO
      Localeze
      City Search
      Local.com
      Foursquare
      Angie's List
      Yahoo Local Listings
      Switchboard Super Pages
      Yellow Area Connect
      Merchant Circle
      Bing/ MSN Local Listings
      Local
      BrownBook
      Yippie
      InfoUSA
      iBegin
      Best of the web
      YellowBot
      Hot Frog
      MatchPoint
      CitySearch
      Yellow USA
      Google Profiles*
      Manta
      Jigsaw
      Kudzu
      Judy's Book
      BBB
      Local Chamber Of Commerce
      Service Magic
      Yext
      Angie's List
      B2Byellowpages.com
      DreamLocal.com
      TheRedBook.org
      411info
      Address.com
      Areaconnect
      Fizzlocal
      Infospace.com
      MyWebYellow
      Zipcodez.com
      Allpages.com
      DirectoryM.com
      SearchBug.com
      Where.com
      Free411
      Switchboard.com
      LocalMatters.com
      US City.net
      Zingy
      Justmytown
      That's more like it...
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    • Profile picture of the author caryduke
      Thanks for the first two posts on this thread! Those are the ones I lean on first.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnhoefer
    I have to give some credit to where I outsource this. WLmarketing.com will submit your site to 35 directory/citation sources for $15, 100 directory/citation sources for $40 and then they have 200 and 300 directory/citation lists too, but I think they are a bit expensive for the benefit. They will email you their list if you ask them. Then you can pick which 35 or 100 your want them to submit to.
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  • Profile picture of the author rolltide
    how many citations on average do you normally send to Google Places listing?
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    Thanks Marcos that reminding me Foursquare is actually a Citation. I include a Foursquare marketing plan for my clients. I am getting ready to do a training video on this for my team. Will post here when completed.

    foursquare
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      Thanks... nice 700th post!
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  • Profile picture of the author redcell1
    Thanks for sharing, it's always nice to double check my citations bookmarks with other pros
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  • Here is my list.
    • citysearch.com
    • merchantcircle.com
    • yellowpages.lycos.com
    • directorym.com
    • bbb.org
    • switchboard.com
    • iaf.net
    • local.yahoo.com
    • maps.google.com
    • yellowpages.aol.com
    • yelp.com
    • whitepages.com
    • yellowpages.com
    • wikimapia.org
    • superpages.com
    • business.com
    • insiderpages.com
    • hoovers.com
    • yellowbook.com
    • tradekey.com
    • zagat.com
    • local.ingenio.com
    • mobile.yahoo.com
    • local.com
    • manta.com
    • zoominfo.com
    • dexknows.com
    • local.botw.org
    • hotfrog.com
    • ezilon.com
    • yellowbot.com
    • getfave.com
    • find.hamptonroads.com
    • cityvoter.com
    • outside.in
    • genieknows.com
    • ratepoint.com
    • discoverourtown.com
    • infousa.com
    • uscity.net
    • marchex.com
    • mojopages.com
    • matchpoint.com
    • wcities.com
    • openlist.com
    • accoona.com
    • boulevards.com
    • welcomewagon.com
    • corporate.local.com
    • bizjournals.com
    • directory.classifieds1000.com
    • magicyellow.com
    • pr.com
    • kudzu.com
    • justclicklocal.com
    • brownbook.net
    • citysquares.com
    • judysbook.com
    • pennysaverusa.com
    • twibs.com
    • sitejabber.com
    • b2byellowpages.com
    • yellowpagecity.com
    • localmatters.com
    • cityguide.com
    • soprano.com
    • localdatabase.com
    • ecovian.com
    • eztousebigbook.com
    • rateitall.com
    • localadlink.com
    • infignos.com
    • myhuckleberry.com
    • americasbestcompanies.com
    • city.com
    • thinklocal.com
    • smalltown.com
    • locallife.com
    • planetbuzz.com
    • citycliq.com
    • bluestarhighway.com
    • neighborsville.com
    • cityslick.net
    • yellowassistance.com
    • usyellowpages.com
    • listd.com
    • bing.com
    • corporate.localpages.com
    • propeller.adsonar.com
    • showmelocal.com
    • bing.com/local
    • brownbook.com
    • businessdirectory.bizjournals.com
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  • I have used UBL.ORG for my citation work. They submit everything for you and have different packages. The more the better. Good place.

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  • Profile picture of the author John Williamson
    Thanks. Isn't there some service out there that will submit to all of these for you?
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    Wow!!!

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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    One of the best thread discussion on here. Nice list of all these directories sites!
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  • Profile picture of the author KristofferIM
    I wrote this guide for anyone who needs a lot of citations:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...ions-over.html
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    • Profile picture of the author JScoppa
      Originally Posted by KristofferIM View Post

      I wrote this guide for anyone who needs a lot of citations:

      http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...ions-over.html


      Just saw this thread....and the WSO is closed.....
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      • Profile picture of the author NoGimmicks
        Originally Posted by JScoppa View Post

        Just saw this thread....and the WSO is closed.....
        I have no affiliation with that WSO, and don't own a copy either, but what I do know is that not all citations are created equal so a generic citation list is only going to get you so far - the real meat comes when you start looking at sources for specific niches and locations (for example - did you know that the citation source used by most top ranking businesses in the "beauty" niche come from facebook?).

        Drop me a pm and I'll see what I can do to help (although it may not be immediate, I'm going on vacation shortly)

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        • Profile picture of the author rbrShorty
          Originally Posted by NoGimmicks View Post

          I have no affiliation with that WSO, and don't own a copy either, but what I do know is that not all citations are created equal so a generic citation list is only going to get you so far - the real meat comes when you start looking at sources for specific niches and locations
          Absolutely true. However, under equal conditions a place page that has bigger number of citations in generic directories would still beat a place page that has lesser number of citations in generic directories, right? Therefore, submission to any single directory could eventually affect your ranking in a positive way. Definitely citations in local directories and especially in niche-oriented directories weigh much more (generally), but do not underestimate the generic directories. I would suggest everyone tries a couple of tools, which I personally find extremely useful - White Spark's Local Citation Finder, and the Local Search Toolkit (unfortunately I cannot post them as links). They are going to give you some insight on where your competitors got their citations from. If you see a directory where you have no listing, but some of your competitors have - claim your business there. I think this is the best and fastest tactic for finding local and niche directories.
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          • Profile picture of the author NoGimmicks
            Originally Posted by rbrShorty View Post

            Absolutely true. However, under equal conditions a place page that has bigger number of citations in generic directories would still beat a place page that has lesser number of citations in generic directories, right?
            No argument on that from me - my point was that there are many generic directories that are missing on the lists posted here.

            I've done a quick comparison of the ones posted here to the top 30 citation sources I've identified (after examining almost 2.4 million of them), and there are some gaping holes missing there - no less than 12 missing (out of 30) which is pretty substantial IMO.

            I also couldn't agree more with the "do your own research" that you're suggesting - that's what's enabled me to see where high ranking sites are really getting their "juice" from rather than just guess.

            Martin

            P.S. As an example of one of the "glaringly obvious" omissions from the list is....

            city-data.com

            (the 19th most popular US citation source for top ranking local sites from my research)
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            • Profile picture of the author rbrShorty
              Originally Posted by NoGimmicks View Post

              I've done a quick comparison of the ones posted here to the top 30 citation sources I've identified (after examining almost 2.4 million of them), and there are some gaping holes missing there - no less than 12 missing (out of 30) which is pretty substantial IMO.

              I also couldn't agree more with the "do your own research" that you're suggesting - that's what's enabled me to see where high ranking sites are really getting their "juice" from rather than just guess.

              Martin

              P.S. As an example of one of the "glaringly obvious" omissions from the list is....

              city-data.com

              (the 19th most popular US citation source for top ranking local sites from my research)
              There definitely are some important generic categories missing, but in this case, are you willing to share your list with us?

              Originally Posted by Amir Luis View Post

              Exactly...

              Even then.. one could register several business names with phone numbers that go to the same place and dominate those too...
              I am pretty sure this would be against Google Guidelines, so I would not suggest anyone to do it, although it sure is tempting. Stick to the Google Places position, organic position and the AdWords (if you have set up one) position and you will be perfectly fine and on the good side of the line.
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              • Profile picture of the author Amir Luis
                Originally Posted by rbrShorty View Post

                I am pretty sure this would be against Google Guidelines, so I would not suggest anyone to do it, although it sure is tempting. Stick to the Google Places position, organic position and the AdWords (if you have set up one) position and you will be perfectly fine and on the good side of the line.
                I wouldn't suggest it either... I actually said it in jest... Hard to display emotion when typing. Or if you don't know me... I have a twisted sense of humor like that...

                Though I have heard of a guy in Texas that does that...

                Just not my style. I like to keep everything above board.
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      Originally Posted by KristofferIM View Post

      I wrote this guide for anyone who needs a lot of citations:

      http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...ions-over.html

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  • Profile picture of the author Amir Luis
    The Only real struggle with Google Places Optimization is Citations... Kristoffer I think you may have a winner here!

    Thanks... Will purchase....
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  • Profile picture of the author pc101seo
    If you submit to only directory then submit to the Open Directory Project (DMOZ). The SEO and traffic rewards are incredible. There are thousands of sites that use ODP data in their sites. Google may or may not provide extra weight having the DMOZ listing.
    You receive a free listing with great PR. You can submit to a second regional link if your site applies (brick and mortar businesses would have the best chance).
    DMOZ.org has a PageRank of 8. Your links are often displayed on PageRanks ranging from 4 to 6.
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  • Profile picture of the author NoGimmicks
    It's not a bad list, but there's lots missing even from a general citation point of view - there's clearly lots missing when you look at niche specific citations of course

    For example - no mention of:
    theUSAexplorer.com (a MASSIVE citation source for a lot of high ranking sites)

    Issuu.com (again, a MASSIVE source for high-ranking sites)

    And that's just the obvious omissions from the top 20's list I've put together from the 1.7+ million citations I've looked at (yup - you read that right!)

    Perhaps I should release a proper list of citation sources :p!

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    • Profile picture of the author Torreylee
      Originally Posted by NoGimmicks View Post

      Perhaps I should release a proper list of citation sources :p!

      Martin
      Yes, please do! And you are right about theusaexplorer .com that was a huge omission but still a useful list nonetheless!
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  • Profile picture of the author Always-A-Warrior
    All those citations are a pain to ad manually. Any automated software?.

    I was to do 25 citations for a client but gave up at 5. I couldn't take it anymore so I went outside to clear my head. lol It's crazy but someone has to do it. So I need automation. anyone?.
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    • Profile picture of the author jeffrey73
      Originally Posted by Always-A-Warrior View Post

      All those citations are a pain to ad manually. Any automated software?.

      I was to do 25 citations for a client but gave up at 5. I couldn't take it anymore so I went outside to clear my head. lol It's crazy but someone has to do it. So I need automation. anyone?.
      I'm sure you could outsource it for probably $15 or so at ODesk.
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    • Profile picture of the author bryson
      Originally Posted by Always-A-Warrior View Post

      All those citations are a pain to ad manually. Any automated software?.

      I was to do 25 citations for a client but gave up at 5. I couldn't take it anymore so I went outside to clear my head. lol It's crazy but someone has to do it. So I need automation. anyone?.
      You could always outsouce it.
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      • Profile picture of the author bryson
        The quickest and easiest way to find the citations of you top competitors is a good ol G search on their phone# > intext:555-555-5555
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  • Profile picture of the author srtyker
    Bear in mind that Google not only uses citation sites from the local country but also varies its authoritative citation sites based on the industry that the business operates in. The above lists are great mainly for the US and would work for a few other countries where these sites operate, however I find that the best way to pick citation sites is from within the currently highly ranked place pages. For example, the currently attached citation sites for restaurants in Sydney are completely different to the ones for lawyers in Sydney. I have seen these variances throughout, so it will be rather hard to have a list that will cater for all countries and business categories.
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    Great points Srtyker, I have had some success using Article Marketing and Press Releases as well....
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  • Profile picture of the author bigalan6622
    okay so I've been hearing people say something about MAKING directories for their local niche and geo location...

    Does this mean you have some directory software and you actually make a directory on a domina that you buy specifically for your niche and area? Or what?
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    • Profile picture of the author srtyker
      Originally Posted by bigalan6622 View Post

      okay so I've been hearing people say something about MAKING directories for their local niche and geo location...

      Does this mean you have some directory software and you actually make a directory on a domina that you buy specifically for your niche and area? Or what?
      Hi bigalan6622, you dont need to have a directory of your own which you buy etc, if thats what you meant. What is important is to use the existing directories, but what is even more important is to know which directories to use for the type of business in the local country / city. This is exactly why I created the google local citation finder software for myself and then decided to make it available for others for a small price - finding the right citation cites was a nightmare. Now I simply assess my competition for the keywords I am targeting and simply beat them using their own citations (obviously there is a lot more that goes into ranking on google places, however citations is by far the most important if you have done the other little bits correctly).

      Hope this helps.

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  • Profile picture of the author charlikl
    Wow ! Thanks for sharing. I was searching for this directory list from many times but i am not able to get it. I have posted this in many forum but i have not got the answer. Keep posting !
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  • Profile picture of the author Bullpen
    Thanks for sharing the updated lists!

    Do any of you find any special value to adding a citation whenever uploading a YouTube video? I am referring to the area in the video options when you can select the date of the upload and geographically mark the video based on Google Maps.

    Again, thank you to those who were kind enough to share the list.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amir Luis
    There is a BUNCH of value there... If you optimize the videos that are attached it creates a full circle... Really... Your question is more toward video optimization than it is Google Places... But they do affect each other...

    Here is what I mean....

    The better your On Page Optimization is on your website... the better chance you have of ranking on Google Places...

    The better your Off Page Optimization is on your website... the better chance you have of ranking on Google Places.

    The better your Video is Optimized... Using the Domain in beginning of the description, with a 3-500 word keyword oriented article that has your business contact information in the sig (including address), Geo Identifier by registering the address on the right side where is says to do so.... Also Title the video a Keyword with your phone number... Then throw some social book marks at the video.... and use pixel pipe to upload it to 30 other video sites....

    You can't lose....

    Doing that and then throwing a few hundred article links at the video will get you a Trifecta. Assuming you already have done your work on your website to get it page one...

    So.... You will have a Google Places Listing... A Video on Page One... and an Organic Listing...

    This should effectively lower your CPC on adwords so that you can go ahead and set a low budget on adwords and have 4 postitions on google for your keyword...

    Who do you think is going to get the most traffic? You or your competition?
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    • Profile picture of the author bigalan6622
      Originally Posted by Amir Luis View Post

      There is a BUNCH of value there... If you optimize the videos that are attached it creates a full circle... Really... Your question is more toward video optimization than it is Google Places... But they do affect each other...

      Here is what I mean....

      The better your On Page Optimization is on your website... the better chance you have of ranking on Google Places...

      The better your Off Page Optimization is on your website... the better chance you have of ranking on Google Places.

      The better your Video is Optimized... Using the Domain in beginning of the description, with a 3-500 word keyword oriented article that has your business contact information in the sig (including address), Geo Identifier by registering the address on the right side where is says to do so.... Also Title the video a Keyword with your phone number... Then throw some social book marks at the video.... and use pixel pipe to upload it to 30 other video sites....

      You can't lose....

      Doing that and then throwing a few hundred article links at the video will get you a Trifecta. Assuming you already have done your work on your website to get it page one...

      So.... You will have a Google Places Listing... A Video on Page One... and an Organic Listing...

      This should effectively lower your CPC on adwords so that you can go ahead and set a low budget on adwords and have 4 postitions on google for your keyword...

      Who do you think is going to get the most traffic? You or your competition?
      I've never looked it like that. That's a great idea. You could also go for the other organic spots on the page and dominate every spot except for the other places listings.
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      • Profile picture of the author Amir Luis
        Originally Posted by bigalan6622 View Post

        I've never looked it like that. That's a great idea. You could also go for the other organic spots on the page and dominate every spot except for the other places listings.
        Exactly...

        Even then.. one could register several business names with phone numbers that go to the same place and dominate those too...

        Really...

        I believe in getting clients results.

        With a Trifecta, or Fourfecta... whatever you may want to call it. You can increase your contact conversions. Then it is up to the direct response marketing principles and copy of the website you build for them that will really make or bread a campaign.

        That is why... If they won't pay me to do a re-design. I will do it for free.

        I am about results.

        The happier your client is. The happier you are going to be when you have new clients calling you because their friend told them about you, your service, and what a big difference you made to their bottom line.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dhira
    Some excellent advice here. And yes, geotag the youtube videos as well... I do.

    It's A LOT of work to do all these though.. sometimes it's a struggle. need some software lol.

    I use BMD and am constantly trying to streamline the whole process.
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    • Profile picture of the author stuartpeterson
      This is the my list for it.
      Local
      BrownBook
      Yippie
      InfoUSA
      iBegin
      Best of the web
      YellowBot
      Hot Frog
      MatchPoint
      CitySearch
      Yellow USA
      Google Profiles*
      Manta
      Jigsaw
      Kudzu
      Judy's Book
      BBB
      Local Chamber Of Commerce
      Service Magic
      Yext
      Angie's List
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  • Profile picture of the author KaterSD
    is there a way to submit to all these directorys automatically instead of one by one
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  • Profile picture of the author jargonbust
    i liked these and benefited from these as well
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  • Profile picture of the author rbrShorty
    Hey,

    Just now I found this piece of valuable info for the ones that are in the roofing business (although I think it is generally valid for most kinds of SMBs):

    Local Search Toolkit | The Best Local Search Citations and Review Sites for Roofers
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    • Profile picture of the author dcrdomains
      P.S. As an example of one of the "glaringly obvious" omissions from the list is....

      city-data.com

      (the 19th most popular US citation source for top ranking local sites from my research)
      So what's your top 30 Martin?
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  • Profile picture of the author Intermission
    Wow! These are some great lists. Exactly what I was looking for.
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  • Profile picture of the author jsherloc
    If you guys want a solid foundation for local citations, go to Local Lasso and click on our spreadsheet-looking image on the top-right. This will download the citation spreadsheet right to your computer in xls format.

    Most of you should be able to get at least 120+ citations done off that list. The list is comprised of "general" directories and has been tested for U.S.-based businesses only, but many should work for just about any country. We'll have country-specific directory lists up shortly, but that "general" list should give everyone a good "head-start" on any local competition out there.

    After filling out the general directories, go for the hyperlocal/hyperniche directories accordingly. For quick hyperlocal mentions, check out your local tv media station websites,local newspaper websites, local radio websites, etc as they tend to offer a ton of local "community portals".

    To help you find hyperniche/hyperlocal citation resources, I'd recommend using the following desktop software by fellow Warrior stryker, we are currently using it for our citation submission service and it is working FLAWLESSLY:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...-software.html

    There are free resources out there too, like Whitespark's citation finder tool as well. I just like having an organized desktop app that I can use on the fly. Plus he uses it consistently himself, so I'm sure he'll update it regularly.

    Hope that helps!

    - Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author morisissa
    The Leading online directories in lebanon are:
    Lebanese yellow pages -
    all961.com
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    • Profile picture of the author morisissa
      Top Search engines on the web:

      1- Google
      2- Bing
      3- Yahoo
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      • Profile picture of the author platinumm7
        Originally Posted by morisissa View Post

        Top Search engines on the web:

        1- Google
        2- Bing
        3- Yahoo
        Google is one of the top best search engine. In addition to the above, MSN, Ask and Lycos are also best search engines.
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  • many thanks! added a few to my list

    cheers
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    • Profile picture of the author cnagaraj
      I second that. Thank You,
      -cmn
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  • Profile picture of the author rbrShorty
    I made a list of top 50 citation sources for the US together with explanation how to list your (client's) business on each one of them.

    (Update: I will be posting the list again soon!)
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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    WORD TO THE WISE:

    Service Magic may be a good citation but do NOT let your clients participate in the Exact Match program.

    With the EM program Service Magic goes out and creates citations on many of the great sites mentioned in this list, HOWEVER.. they use a call tracking number that is readable in the HTML code which screws up your NAP consistency across the web for your clients.

    How do I know this you might ask? I'm a retired contractor who used Service Magic. = )

    So.. If you are hired by a contractor make sure to ask if they've ever used Service Magic and if so did they participate in the Exact Match program. If they did you'll have some extra citation work ahead of you.
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  • Profile picture of the author iceman365
    Great List! I didn't know all of these sites where available LOL! Thanks for the info..
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  • Profile picture of the author Jnelson
    Great list here! thanks for taking the time and effort in sharing your data.
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  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    For sure...the longest Thread I started in my 3 1/2 tenure on this lovely forum.
    I came across this site below, you can enter your clients info and it will give you a report card of what you need to fix. You could show them this report and then charge them yourself to fix the problems. I am no way affiliated with Yext...just think its cool.

    Local Advertising | Manage Local Business Listings | Yext PowerListings
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    • Profile picture of the author beeswarn
      Originally Posted by sdentrepreneur View Post

      For sure...the longest Thread I started in my 3 1/2 tenure on this lovely forum.
      I came across this site below, you can enter your clients info and it will give you a report card of what you need to fix. You could show them this report and then charge them yourself to fix the problems. I am no way affiliated with Yext...just think its cool.

      When you use this service to enter your client's info, will they use the info you entered to call them and compete against you?
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      • Profile picture of the author IMguy123
        Originally Posted by beeswarn View Post

        When you use this service to enter your client's info, will they use the info you entered to call them and compete against you?
        Have you seen this happen?

        Does anyone know of sites similar to this that do the same thing?
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  • Profile picture of the author AllHailJeff
    If you were to do this to your OWN web consulting site, what would you put as your address? Home address?

    Jeff
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  • Profile picture of the author Saito
    list of 50 here, with links: The Ultimate List: 50 Local Business Directories

    Found it while searching just now
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  • Profile picture of the author FreeLeadsKING
    WOW.... What a great resource guys. Thanks for sharing. I have just been using Whitespark I think it is called....
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  • Profile picture of the author mayankgangwal
    OMG awesomeeee no need to go any where. U have just got the best directories and i guess there more to come as new sites get visibility.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnlee5757
    Some more Business directory listing websites are -
    Business Directory | Free Company Listings | B2B Marketing - ibizblvd
    Business Directory - Yalwa
    http://www.bizwiki.com/

    For best results you should also use Google places for local business and yahoo local
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  • Profile picture of the author freelanceronline
    The best way to get directories and effective directories which can increase your rankings in Local SEO is Citations Tracker Free service by brightlocal. I always use it. it gives already listed wrong nap and potential directories List to get ranked Higher.

    CitationTracker | Citation Tracker | Citation Campaign Planner | Local SEO Citation Tracker | Monitor Local SEO Citations | Google+ Local CitationsBrightLocal

    Its Free and useful tool to any new or Expert person. You don't need to search on internet for finding more directories if your competition is not tough. major thing is niche related submissions this tool sometime give directories but some times not.
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  • Profile picture of the author The IM Factory
    You can find great citations by doing quick search on your competitors, never fails. I know there are a few tools out there but I am still a big fan of doing it manually, you can analyze them better
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