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Local Citations

Citations are a vital part of your SEO portfolio. They play a key role in helping your business or organization be found online. Citations can include any listing or profile featuring your business on the web, including profiles on Google Maps, Facebook, Yellow Pages, Yelp and more. RankMonsters offers a number of citation services to help you get more visitors and business online.

RankMonsters Citation Services

$100.00 monthly recurring fee

Citation Audit

One of the most common problems for businesses and organizations with an online presence is incomplete, incorrect, or contradictory citations. In order to rank well on Google and other search engines, your citations need to be consistent. However, many businesses have:

  • Incorrect or outdated addresses
  • Incorrect phone numbers
  • Multiple or incorrect business names (eg. YourBusiness vs. YourBusiness, Inc)
  • Inconsistent URLs

These problems can cause your search engine rankings to drop, and they can also cause confusion and frustration for potential customers.

RankMonsters’ Citation Audit service finds these incorrect and inconsistent citations online and presents them to you in an easy-to-digest format. We will perform research to find active profiles for your business or organization on Google, Facebook, Bing, Yahoo, YellowPages, Yelp, Angie’s List, and numerous other listing and citation sites. A proper citation audit is the first step in cleaning up your presence online and boosting your rankings and results.

Citation Cleanup

After your Citation Audit, the next step is to clean up and resubmit any incorrect or inconsistent information. This step involves claiming unclaimed or outdated profiles and deleting duplicate or irrelevant listings. We will consult with you to determine the most correct and relevant information for your citations, and we will also write and collect additional information such as profiles, photographs, and logos. We also work with listing sites, webmasters, and social media sites to gain access to unclaimed and unmanaged profiles.

Our Citation Cleanup service ensures your presence is unified and consistent across the web. This will make your website more search engine-friendly, and it will also help your clients find you and contact you when they need your services.

Citation Building

Along with cleaning up incorrect citations, RankMonsters will also build and place new citations on important and highly ranked business listing and social media sites. This will ensure your business is easy to find online and it will allow you to solicit and collect reviews and ratings on a variety of sites. We regularly review the opportunities available for your site and make sure your current listings are up-to-date. Over time, citation building can be one of the most effective ways to improve your presence and visibility in search engines.

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RankMonsters will research and find all online profiles associated with your business or website. This includes local profiles such as Google+, Bing Local and Yahoo!; social media profiles such as a Facebook profile or Twitter account; business profiles on review sites like Yelp and Foursquare; and directory citations on pages like Yellow Pages or Angie’s List. Discovering these profiles and identifying correct and incorrect information is important in improving your online visibility.

Online assets such as social profiles and site directory listings are important for organic ranking efforts.

After discovering your online profiles and citations during our Initial Audit, we will work to begin cleaning up and optimizing your profiles. Citation cleanup involves claiming and editing all online citations to ensure that the Name, Address, Phone number and Website, or NAP+W, data is consistent and up-to-date.

In some cases, business owners or website teams have online profiles that they cannot access or no longer have login information for. We work with website owners, citation sites, social media companies, and search engines to either regain access to these profiles or remove them.

RankMonsters will also perform research for new citation and directory submission opportunities. We create profiles and citations in many places, including:

  • Local Business Directories
  • Video Sharing Websites
  • Geotagged Information
  • Social Media Profiles

RankMonsters reviews local citations and directories on a monthly basis to see if there are new opportunities for us to expand the reach of your business. If new opportunities arise we build out the profile/link to your website. This helps us to build momentum and keep up with the competition.