We Audit, Build & Maintain Your Company’s Local Citations
We provide local citation services in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, Sanibel, Estero and throughout Southwest Florida. Schedule a free consultation to see how we can help get you ranking in local search.
What Are Local Citations?
In the simplest terms local citations are online mentions of your company. You might know them as local listings. They display your company name, address, and phone number along with other information such as your website url, your hours, images, services, company description, etc.
Why Are They Important to Local Search Rankings?
First, adding citations on local, relevant listing sites allows potential customers to find your company where they are searching for information.
Sites such as Yelp, YellowPages, Houzz, Angie’s List, etc are easy to recognize examples. These sites have high domain authority so they rank high in search results. Having citations on these sites helps you to dominate the search results for your brand. Even if your website pages don’t rank your local listings on these big sites can. Having your site and pages show up in search results is important. Coming up multiple times because of your citations is even better.
Second, adding local citations and industry relevant citations helps Google understand what your business is and what locations it serves. Your local citations are important for local SEO, brand awareness and credibility, both in the eyes of search engines and customers.
Have questions about local listings, how they help your search rankings or how we can help? Let’s talk.
Why Can’t I Just Set Up My Own Local Listings?
You certainly can if you have the time and dedication.
However, the initial building (setting up of) your local listings can be very time consuming. Picking one or two to start is great, but the more high quality citations the better. You should aim to list and maintain your business on every quality listing site that is relevant for your locations and industry. This takes time and organization that a lot of small business owners don’t necessarily have.
Also, maintaining the accuracy of your listings is critical. When it comes to local citations consistency is absolutely critical. Because of this auditing and correcting incorrect information is also critical. This process takes quite a bit of time and causes quite a bit of headaches.
Once your listings are built and all correct they need to be maintained. If you ever change your phone number, address, website URL, etc. then your listings can become inconsistent again. Chances are you have citations that exist that are unknown and also incorrect.
That’s where we come in. Let us help. We do the time-consuming, tedious work so you can focus on your most valuable tasks.
Let us audit, build and maintain your local citations so you can get found in local search.