The top bloggers on Local SEO for are mainly found in the US and Canada, so getting suggestions on citation sources for Google+ Local for Australian local businesses has been a hit and miss affair.
For those that don’t know what a citation is, it is where your business name and address are listed (or cited) on other websites. In most cases this also involves a back link to your website. The more citations that Google finds pointing to your website the better and the more likely your site will rank higher in Google+ Local and in the normal Search Engine Results Pages (SERPS)
So we thought we’d list the top citation sources LocalLead have found and use in Australia. Whilst there are a bunch of industry specific citation sources (especially for restaurants & hotels) , these are the general ones to start off with.
Before you rush out and start listing your business, make sure you do the following first!.
- Ensure that your website contains your NAP (Name, Address Phone) listing – preferably in the header or footer of your site in plain text so that Google can find it and index it.
- Make sure you have claimed your Google+ Local Business Page and have filled out every field with the maximum amount of detail. Your address here MUST match your website EXACTLY
- Make sure you have also claimed your Google+ Local Business Page as the verified owner
- Ask your customers to review you on your new Google+ Local page – the more the better as these are proven ranking boosters. Make this an ongoing process for all new clients.
Once you have done the above, then go and add your business information to the this big list of Australian Google+ Local Citation Sources.
Australian Citation Sources for Google+ Local
These are the local directories that we have found through research that Google aggregates into your Google+ Local listing. You should ensure that your business is listed in all of these as a minimum.
- www.eatability.com.au – even for non-restaurants and bars!
- getprice.com.au – needs to be some sort of offer
Other Australian Citation Sources
Found any others? Leave us a comment below!