A local citation is a place where a company is mentioned on websites and other places found in the Internet. These citations are mainly used to help companies rank in local search results. An example of this could be The Yellow Pages. No links to a particular company website are included in a citation. Only the mention of a company name is evident.
The top 5 local business citations are as follows:
1. Yellow Pages
Yellow Pages is a directory of businesses that are found in a particular area. Listings on the Yellow Pages are by business rather than alphabetically. This means that all the businesses offering the same kind of service or product are listed together for ease of reference for the users.
2. True Local
True Local is an Australian online directory listing businesses in Australia. The search results are listed by location, making it easy for user to find what they want.
3. Start Local
Start Local is another Australian business directory and search engine that gets close to 7 million visitors every year. All local businesses are encouraged to list on it so that users can easily find whatever it is they are looking for.
Yelp is another fun and easy way to find a local business in Australia. The businesses are listed by users and they are listed by category and location. Restaurants, shopping, nightlife, sports and leisure, beauty and spas, car and motor cycle and home services are among some of the services and business listed in Yelp.
5. White Pages
White Pages Australia is a directory that provides users with contact details for people, government departments and businesses in Australia. It provides telephone numbers, maps for direction, etc. It is also available via mobile application and users can download it on their telephones making it more accessible to them.