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Local Resource: 50 Top International Citation Sites
Doing SEO for a business in another country and not sure where to start when it comes to local citations? Luckily, columnist Myles Anderson has put together this great list of sites for you as a starting point.
We at BrightLocal (my company) recently conducted extensive research into both International citations and Local citations in ten different countries.
There are some useful blog posts and resources that list Local citations but none we could find that provided a comprehensive list of International citation sites.
What Are “International” Citation Sites?
Very simply, these are sites and mapping services that carry business listings in multiple countries.
That are lots of well-known sites that cover one or two countries (the US and Canada, mainly), but not that many which have wide or full global coverage.
Why Are These Sites Useful To Marketers?
These sites provide a great starting point for any local marketers who work with businesses outside of the US, Canada and the UK. There are many well-maintained lists of citation sites for these three countries but far fewer resources for other countries.
So if you’re a US-based search marketer, and you land a client that has locations in Mexico or the Caribbean, where do you start with your citation research? Likewise, if you’re based in France and win a client with branches in Belgium and Switzerland, where do you look for citations?
The list below provides 50 International sites that can act as a base for your citation work in (almost) any country. Diligent marketers will want research local and niche sites in each country to supplement this list, of course, but this list shortcuts your research time.
The table displays the site names, their Domain Authority and whether they offer a Free or Paid listing.
You can find a more complete list (circa 100 sites) on the BrightLocal blog — there, you can also narrow the list by country.
50 High Value International Citation Sites
|Citation Site||General / Niche||How Many Countries||Free / Paid Listing||Domain Authority|
|Apple Maps Connect||General||24||Free||100|
|GPS Data Team||General||51||Free||48|
In compiling this list, we found a couple of other resources that we’d like to thank and make you aware of:
- NGS Marketing – Citation sites for New Zealand, Australia & Germany
- David Mihm – Local Citations for Continental Europe
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