Local Search Citations in UK


For those of you not familiar with this topic: a “citation” or “web reference” is a reference to your business on some other website. It is not necessarily a link and always contains your physical business address and/or local phone numbers.

Registering yourself at the local business listing directories help increasing your Local search engine rankings.


Where to list your business for UK Local Search

1) The Local Data Company
LDC appears to be the infoUSA, or perhaps more appropriately, the Localeze of UK Local Search. Try submitting through the form here.

2) Market Location
Perhaps the secondary major data provider for Google Maps UK…shockingly, it looks like this is the place to sign up (nice domain, eh?).

3) Yahoo Local UK
Classified listing provided by Infoserve

4) Infoserve
Infoserve provide results to Yahoo Local in the UK, as well as a few other portals, undoubtedly. Click here to sign up

5) Qype
According to multiple UK sources I’ve talked to, including the experts at Distilled, Qype may be the most popular Local portal in the UK at the moment.  It’s also very well-spidered by maps.google.co.uk. Sign up here

6) TrustedPlaces.com
The aforementioned Sokratis Papafloratos is the main man behind this well-indexed Local Search portal. Sign up here

7) Brownbook.net
Dave Ingram, who penned this excellent article on SMB reputation management a few weeks back is the founder of Brownbook, a well-indexed, wiki-style Local portal. Sign up here

8) Yell.com
Though Distilled and Martijn both speculate that Yell is not a quote-unquote “major” data provider, they still show up pretty frequently under the Web Pages tab.  Sign up for a free listing here.

9) Yelp.co.uk
Just launched a few months ago (March?), most folks feel Yelp will be just as successful in the UK as it’s been in the US…at least as far as appearing in Google search results.  Sign up here

10) Thomsonlocal.com
According to Martijn, this is a major player in the UK. Sign up here

11) Touchlocal
An OpenList style portal for the UK.  Thanks to Joshua Sciarrino for this tip.  Sign up here

12) Scoot
Scoot bills itself as the online business directory that does all the hard work for you.  Whatever that means.  Sign up here

13) Tipped.co.uk
Looks like this site started in London but is branching out to some of the UK’s larger cities such as Cardiff, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Manchester, etc.  Sign up here



Source: David Mihm

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