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.
|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|
|Speed of Updates||Medium||Fast||Medium||Slow|
|Cost||$29.99||$250-$500||$79-$399||$49 / Year|
|Ongoing Costs||No||Yes - annual||Yes - annual||Yes - annual|
*Use our Citation Cleanup & Boost service for anything that needs editing.
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.
We can submit to the 3 most influential data aggregators. Cumulatively these 3 sites feed over 23 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:
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, and Factual 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
What does my site need to get started?
All you need is a business name, address, phone number, and a URL.
Click on quote to see who said it and where...
One client ordered Big Citations + 40 Hyper Local Citations... Here's her results so far!
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.
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.