Introducing Big Citations:
The Most Authoritative Business Listing Service for Local Ranking

Big Citations

Compare to Universal Business Listings at 30% of the Cost

Big Citations is the big brother of our Hyper-Local Citations service. Big Citations focuses on a handful of must-have citations and big data aggregators, perfect for new sites or businesses who haven't built many citations yet.

This service is best thought of as a mix between a Getlisted.org service and a Universal Business Listing alternative.

We combine submission to the big data aggregators that UBL submits to like Infogroup and Acxiom as well as creation of business listings on the top 20 best business listing sites, most are what GetListed.org reports.

This one-two combo makes for the most compact, authoritative local ranking service you'll find anywhere online... all at a price affordable enough to resell.

Big Citations vs Yext vs UBL vs Moz Local

Feature Big Citations Yext UBL MozLocal
Approach Manual Automated Automated Automated
Update listings No* Yes Yes Yes
Create new listings Yes Yes Yes Yes
Create account / listings claimed Yes No Some No
Sites in Network 25+ 53+ 100+ 8+
Countries USA USA USA, Can, UK, Aust USA
Google+ Local No* No Yes No
Bing Local Yes Yes Yes No
Yahoo Local Yes Yes Yes No
Axciom Yes No Yes Yes
Localeze No No Yes Yes
InfoUSA Yes No Yes Yes
Factual No Yes Yes Yes
Foursquare Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speed of Updates Medium Fast Medium Slow
Detailed Report Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cost $29.99 $199 - $999 $79-$399 $99/Year
Ongoing Costs No Yes - annual Yes - annual Yes - annual

*Use our Citation Cleanup & Boost service for anything that needs editing.

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Do Your Links Actually Index?

With every order we push your live links through our indexing process.

There is no extra charge for this and the majority of what we build for you should index just fine.

In fact, we do this for all services.

You can see some of the results here:

 

The Big 2 Data Aggregators

You may have seen this infographic put together by GetListed.org. It shows first-hand the kind of power the large data aggregators have over all other citation sites.

local-citation-ecosystem

We can submit to the 2 most influential data aggregators. Cumulatively these 2 sites feed over 15+ other major sites like Google Maps, AOL Local, Apple / Siri, and others you've heard of. Through testing some of these agreggators, I've found that big ones like Infogroup will even create a Google Places listing (among many other sites) for you, if one doesn't exist already.

Here's the shortlist of the big data aggregators we submit to and a little bit of info about each one:

Infogroup

This big dog powers the likes of Google Maps, Mapquest, Bing Local, Yahoo Local, TomTom, AOL Local, and the list goes on.
Out of all 3, this is the single most powerful local data aggregator.
I have had Google Places pages created automatically after submission to Infogroup.

Acxiom

A big data company, you can even use their data in Facebook Ad targeting.
They power major sites like Yelp, Yellowpages, Superpages, Local.com, Apple, and more.

If your business information is incorrect at any of these 3 major providers, it may override what the major search engines have in their own database. And if you're not included in the databases of these major providers, you might not be able to rank as easily in Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

Important Note: Localeze  is one big data provider that is missing and we have had to exclude it because they charge $297 per year for listing with them. However, what you get with Infogroup, Acxiom combined has more reach than Localeze. Plus, at just 10% of the cost through us without a yearly subscription this service right here is a no-brainer.

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The Top 20 Business Listings
for Every Local Business

According to data from GetListed.org and WhiteSpark (see the Best Sources for Local Citations by City) the list below makes up some of the most important business links and citations a business can get online. We verify that the business is listed on these sites below and if needed, we create a listing for you.

  • 1. Citysearch
  • 2. Bing Local
  • 3. Facebook
  • 4. Hotfrog
  • 5. BBB
  • 6. Superpages
  • 7. Yelp
  • 8. Yahoo Local
  • 9. ChamberofCommerce
  • 10. Yellow Pages
  • 11. Manta
  • 12. DexKnows
  • 13. Yellowbot
  • 14. Mojopages
  • 15. Foursquare
  • 16. Elocal
  • 17. Insiderpages
  • 18. D&B
  • 19. MerchantCircle
  • 20. YP
  • 21. Mapquest
  • 22. BestoftheWeb Local

Citation Case Study Results:
The Good and The Bad

I've been testing citations since 2012, here's some of my findings.

If your local site is already on the map for some of its important keywords (2nd, 3rd, 4th page), chances are high that citations will have a noticeable affect on your SERPs.

The BAD news first, this service is NOT for:

  • Thin affiliate sites.

  • Sites or businesses that don't have a physical address. You can rank for a while with a fake address but it's not a long-term strategy.

Now for the GOOD news

  • It works very well for local businesses trying to rank locally

I did a case study in 2012 (Testing the Ranking Effects of Citations on Local Business Websites), with an update at the bottom of the same article in 2013 (How Many Citations Do You Really Need to Front-Page a Local Business?) where I shared a few graph like these:

Here's also a couple results even more recently from 2014 - a local roofing and a repair keyword.

Repair Term

Roofing Term

FAQs

1. What do you do if you come across a listing that already exists?

If we come across listings that you already have, we'll add them to the report and complete a citation somewhere else. You are guaranteed at least 20 new citations from this service + submission to the big 3 data agreggators if it's needed.

2. What if I have already ordered Hyper-Local Citations for my site?

We will consolidate the work from this report into the Master List from your Hyper-Local Citations order(s).

3. What does my site need to get started?

All you need is a business name, address, phone number, and a URL.

4. Can you do citations for the UK and AU in the 'Big Citation' Package?

Yep, while many of the sites on our list are for USA only, we can easily pull those out and replace with something else if you're ordering for a biz outside of the US.

5. What's the difference between Big Citations and Hyper Local?

Big Citations is what we use to get the main authority citations and data aggregators out of the way.

Hyper Local Citations is what we use to get the remaining 300 or so citations done, along with any city or niche specific citation sites completed.

6. My businesses doesn't have a physical location so can or should we not try Big Citations at all?

A citation is technically an occurrence of the businesses name, address, and phone. Without those items we can’t do citations, but you’d be looking at organic linking instead (Social Foundations, Budget Tier 1s, etc…)

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Some Solid Results From a Client - 2016

One client ordered Big Citations + 40 Hyper Local Citations... Here's her results so far!

 

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What If I'm Working with Multiple Locations?

The way franchises do it is they create a separate sub-page within the main site for each location. This sub-page should contain all the essentials for local ranking: the address, phone number, (ideally) a google maps embedded, content relevant to the area, and (ideally) a strong CTA.

How Do I Know If My Clients Need This Service?

There's a quick way to find out. Swing on over to GetListed.org and drop the business info to run a quick check. Their % score will give you a good idea on how visible the business is with major citation sources.