Restaurant Citations Content

A citation building campaign for your restaurant could give it the attention it needs. Improving your local rank, and particularly your rank on Google Maps, relies partly on increasing the number and quality of links that are coming back to you from around the web. For most restaurants, the best links you’re going to get are the ones that are coming from business directories.

Choosing the best business directories is often the hardest part of citation building, but we’ve already done that for you. What you see in the list below is a list of directories with an emphasis on dining. We’ve developed this list over several years, and it represents some of the most effective and authoritative sources we’ve found.

To start building, you’ll just need to click on the links. They’ll take you right to either the home page or the registration page for each source. If you have questions, you may find the section that follows the list helpful.

Website NameDATrust FlowCitation FlowFREE?
Trip Advisor949073YES
Happy Cow686251YES
All Menus643235YES
Lets Eat625249YES
Metro Manager53713YES
Pub Crawler533231YES
Local Eats513242YES
Active Diner492833YES
Diners Nation462637YES
Book A Table434843NO
Menu Club424540YES
Menu Pix391934NO
Foodio 54382636YES
Chef DB371828YES
Bean Hunter361944YES
Restaurant Guide321319YES
Y Lunch313528NO
Picka Restaurant293830YES
Directory Restaurant282624NO
Us Diners273633NO
4 Restaurant252524NO
Guide Food222720NO
Dining Reservations19614YES
Resta Vista181829YES
Local Bed Breakfast17717YES
New Haven Happy Hours13015YES
Open Table906652NO
Food Locations 4117022YES
Eat Well Guide745750YES
Veg Dining514935YES
Flavor Town USA361735?

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Restaurant Citation FAQs

What are citations?

Basically just business listings as you already understand them: name, address and phone number. Website is always helpful, too. You can build them anywhere, but directories are usually the best performing.

Why do they work?

Many search engines don’t have a more reliable way to judge your relevance than by judging how relevant you already seem to be on the web. When they crawl results, and find your listings all over the place, it looks like you’re a business with lots of customers and staying power (which you very well may be already).

How do I build citations?

When it comes to our list, you just have to click the links and fill in the blanks. “Add Business Link” is the column that will make it easy on you. That will take you right to the page where you’ll be creating your listing for each site.