List of Google Places Local Citation Sites

Google Places is responsible for all of the local results you find on the top of Google’s search pages.  Businesses that take advantage of high rankings with Google Places are getting more exposure than their weak competition.

So, what does Google Places look for when they rank local businesses?

Many of you are probably thinking backlinks.  Many of you are wrong.

The regular Google algorithm counts backlinks as a “vote” for your site in the regular search engine results, but those fancy shmancy local results that pop up at the top of the page are Google Places results and Google places doesn’t give a rat’s a** about backlinks.  What they do care about are citations.

A citation is when your business name, address, and telephone number appear on the web.  What does this tell you?  It should tell you that you need to get as many citations as possible!

(You can learn a ton more about Google Places by watching this video.)

Here is a list of sites that Google Local considers a reputable source when gathering citation counts.  so, stop what you’re doing and get listed in these directories…

local.Yahoo.com
Yellowpages.com
411.com
citysearch.com
yellowbook.com
infospace.com
anywho.com
judysbook.com
yellowbot.com
shopcity.com
dexknows.com
magicyellow.com
zidster.com
infousa.com
localeze.com
yelp.com
insiderpages.com
kudzu.com
local.com
merchantcircle.com
cityvoter.com
citysquares.com
foursquare.com
hotfrog.com
rateitall.com
bestofthewest.com
qype.com
Angies List
Brownbook
ziplocal.com
foundlocally.com
citydirect.info
frommers.com
ibegin.com
daplus.us
gowalla.com
urbanspoon.com
zagat.com
tripadvisor.com
ezlocal.com
backpage.com
metromix.com
nymag.com
parentsconnect.com
servicemagic.com
cosmotourist.com
trivago.com
blog.hostelbookers.com
promotionalcodes.com
couponsnapshot.com
avvo.com

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