Citation building is a great way to get the Russian business you own or represent higher in local search results. Admittedly, this isn’t everyone’s favorite strategy, because it takes a lot of work to even get started. Before you can build, you must first track down all of the business directories that are fit for your citations, and you’re going to want to find hundreds of them.
Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about this step at all, because we’ve done the hard work for you. What you’ve found is a list of the most effective citations sources for Russia, mapped out completely with links. To begin building, all you’ll need to do is click the links and follow the instructions for building a profile.
Our list can be found right after the next section, which we’ve added to help people who are new to this strategy.
Make the Most of Our Russian Directories
So, you’ve got sources, but do you know how to get started? There are only two concepts you need to understand: citations and directories. Citations are just listings that have your name, address and phone number—think the kind of listings you would find on Yellowpages or something similar.
Citations can be dropped so many places, but we’ve found they are typically most effective when placed on business directories like the one we mentioned earlier. Business directories will keep your citations stable. They won’t be deleted or shuffled about on a weekly basis like they would be if you tried to put citations on a forum.
Using directories is important, using a lot of them is important, but not just any will work for a citation building campaign. If you want the best results possible, you need to focus on building on directories that are relevant to your industry and geographic location.
We needed to build a list of citations to help out our Russian clients, and now we’re providing this list for your use. Using it is as simple as following each link and then following the instructions. You can also find more tips after the list.
Become Better at Building Citations
The key to building the best citations is to keep the quality as high as you can. It’s important to understand that mistakes in your citations don’t just mean looking unprofessional to searchers—mistakes can damage your entire strategy by attracting Google penalties. Faulty citations may be disregarded or even considered as competitors to your business.