Local Search – It’s All About Citations

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in News

Local Search – It’s All About Citations

Are you a local business?

Appearing on the first page of the Local Search search engine results hinges on authority and consistency in your business’ data across the Internet. Search engines, like Google, trust certain directory and citation sources more and as a result tend to give your local listing a boost in the rankings. But which directories and citation sources are the trusted ones? Here’s one that is sure to give your site a boost…Google’s very own…

Google+ Local
Google+ Local
With Google+ Local you’ll need to do a search and locate your business’ local profile with Google. Once you’ve clicked through to its listing there will be a note: “IS THIS YOUR BUSINESS?” with a Manage this page button to click. You will then be asked to either sign into your own Google account and if you don’t have one then you will need to register with them first.

Note: Remember to grab a cheat sheet or use a password system to remember and save the login information that you will be creating for most of the sites below.