About Citations

Citations are found in Business Directories.  It is important to add your citation to as many directories as possible as it does influence ranking and helps search engines trust your company as legitimate.

The beauty of Citations, unlike Search Engines, is that you only have to add your business once.  Search Engines, on the other hand, like to be reminded that you're still active, so regular submission of your sitemap is essential. 

name address phone numberTo add your listing you will, in most cases, need to register and confirm your email address or phone number.  You will then need

  1. a short (about 250 characters) and/or long description of your business
  2. the URL's to all of your social media pages
  3. your logo and possibly other pictures.  

Note:  Your business citations need to be 100% identical in all directories or your rankings will be negatively impacted, resulting in decreased traffic.

When you are ready to undertake this very long and tedious job, let me know and I will provide you with a square logo and a rectangular logo.   

For more information about Citations see Moz

These are the top 30 Free Canadian Citation Listing Directories.  Where possible I have put the direct link to where you submit your business.

 1. Google My Business 

 2. Bing Places 

 3. Apple Maps

 4. Yellowpages.ca

 5. Factual

 6. Infobel

 7. Yelp

 8. Facebook

 9.  Foursquare (costs $20 but worth the money for smartphone clients)

10. 411.ca

11. n49.com

12. BBB (it will appear that you have to pay, but it is possible to have a free listing)

13. HotFrog

14. MapQuest (you will need to submit a ticket)

15. Brownbook  (they will suggest you send out endorsement invitations.  Be aware that the invited people will have to register their own business before they can endorse yours)

16. ProfileCanada

17. Cylex

18. Opendi

19. Websites.ca

20. CanadaOne

21. GoldBook.ca

22. FoundLocally

23. Fyple

24. MySheriff

25. Find Here

26. 2FindLocal

27. MisterWhat

28. OurBis

29. TheBlurb

30. CanadianPlanet

31.  TripAdvisor


See also About Getting Reviews and About Promoting Your Website