What Is a Website Citation?
A website citation is a “mention” or “reference” of your business on another website. The website citation will include your business name, business address, business phone number, and other detailed information about your business. Sometimes a website citation will include a link back to your website. So in that aspect the website citation is very much like a backlink, from another website. Another word for a website citation is referred to as NAP.
Even if your website citation doesn’t have a link back to your website, as long as you have a matching address and phone number on your website and the website you are getting your citation from. Search Engines will be rank your website higher, you will have a bigger local internet presence and people will be able to find your local business in more places online. An example of a website citation is having your business listed on the Superpages.com website.
How Website Citation Grows Your Local Business
1. Search Engines will rank a website with more website citations higher then a similar website without website citations.
2. You will get additional traffic from people searching for your services on local search engines and local directories.
3. You will have a better reputation and better branding, with your local business.
In my next article I am going to give you the most up to date list of the best website citation sources.
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