Listing Management

Why Citations Are Important for Local Search Rankings?

Verification & Trust
Citations help search engines, like Google and Bing, verify that your business exists. When multiple credible sources have the same accurate information about your business, it signals to search engines that your business is legitimate.

Listing your business on the prominent national and local sites helps your business create authority, establish trust, and will improve your business’ ability to rank in local search results.

Local ranking algorithms used by both Google and Bing factor in citations when it comes to local search rankings. In the latest Local Search Ranking Factors survey, local search experts rated citation related factors as making up approximately 13.31% of the Top 50 factors.

Local seo ranking factors 2018

Instantly enhance the accuracy of your business listing

Create, update and maintain business listings with the click of a button

Be the single source of truth for local business listings
Business listings are one of the most effective ways to improve visibility in local search, but business owners don’t have the time to create and maintain dozens of listings on social networks, search engines, maps and directories.
SMB Listing Essentials empowers you to efficiently create, manage and maintain 40+ business listings from one place. With plenty of accurate listings, they’ll make it easier for consumers to find your business online.

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Generate and fix business listings with one click

The listings ecosystem is complicated and you may not know where or how to create all the business listings you need. With SMB Listing Essentials, build a presence on an established network of search engines, social networks, business directories and navigation systems. This network includes popular sites like Google, Apple Maps, Bing, and Facebook.

Protect listings from changes by third parties

Competitors, data aggregators, and other third parties can manipulate your business listings without warning. Listing Sync gives your clients peace of mind by automatically re-establishing the accurate data if anything changes.

Make unlimited updates from one place

You don’t have the time to manually update all of your business listings every time have holiday hours or changes in contact information. With SMB Listing Essentials, you have the power to manage all of your business information from a single dashboard. That way consumers will always find the most up-to-date information.

Sync to Google, Facebook, and Twitter for no extra charge

With SMB Listing Essentials, you can instantaneously update your business listing.

Monitor up to 90+ directories and industry review sites


Note: Some of our competitors claim they look at 100+ directory and review sources. A lot of these sites, however, have duplicated information, so businesses end up getting the same listings multiple times. By tracking core review sites and de-duplicating multiple finds, we deliver local businesses key information without the confusion.

Reputation Management monitors a majority of online directories, review sites and social networks. Sources are specific to the business’s category, so whether your business is a restaurants on UrbanSpoon or car dealerships on DealerRater, you’ll be sure to get the data you’re looking for.

With 85% of consumers having searched for a business online at least once in the past year,2 it’s clear that local businesses need to be listed correctly and consistently online. SMB Connects Reputation Management solution makes it easy to:

  • Check listings across the web and correct for inconsistencies
  • Ensure that your business is listed in the places where their customers are looking
  • Receive alerts and reminders to deal with missing and incorrect listings
  • Climb local search rank with improving the consistency of data