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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 My Business, Yellow Pages, Yelp, Facebook, and many more. It is important to have access to every citation so that we can update and/or remove information when changes occur. Search Engines look for consistency across all listings, so if there is misinformation (wrong name, address, phone number, or website URL), it will hurt your SEO efforts.

RankMonsters Services

Local Citations

$200 monthly fee/per location 

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  • Incorrect or outdated addresses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)
  • Outdated or incorrect URLs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 This step involves claiming unclaimed or outdated profiles and deleting duplicate or irrelevant listings.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. Also, we will claim and optimize profiles used for Voice Search with Siri, Google Home, and Alexa. 

We use a combination of citation placement services such as Yext and manual placement. There are 3 main citation aggregators that we use for the manual citations to clean up and/or claim new listings. We then go one by one, contacting each site webmaster to get access to the profile and/or place a new profile. 

 

Google Business Posting

Posting through Google My Business lets you publish your services directly to Google Search and Maps. By creating posts, you can place your timely text, video or photo content in front of customers when they find your business listing on Google. This, in conjunction with posting on a regular basis, helps increase your placement within the Google Map Listings.

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