You need a powerful Local SEO strategy if you’re going to compete in most cities in the United States. Everyone knows that citation building is one of the most effective ways to boost your local presence quickly, but not everyone has the budget for that.
What you’ll find on this page is a list of the best business directories in the United States. Scouting, testing and choosing the best directories takes a while, and it’s one of the most complex parts of citation building. Now that it’s been done for you, you’ll can just Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V your way to local supremacy.
While the below are the best overall citations we’ve found across the US, we also have very specific profession-focused citation lists for Lawyers, Doctors, Dentists, Plumbers, Locksmiths and many more. Check out all of our local citation lists.
If you aren’t up for the hard work, you can always have our local search team do the work for you with our citation building service.
Best US Business Directories & Citations
Things to Remember about Building in the US
If this is your first attempt at building citations in the U.S., you’ll be glad to know that it’s one of the easier countries out there for a variety of reasons. First, there are more citations out there for the U.S. exclusively than there are for any other countries.While there are many, some of them are a lot more influential than others. Most of the ones we’ve provided here are free, but you need to understand that may mean less information to submit.
Acxiom. Localeze, Infogroup and Factual are some that need particular attention. These 4 directories distribute their information to many smaller ones. Make sure you take advantage of the hundreds of citation opportunities this represents by filling them out. Just make sure that you send the right info, because if you don’t, incorrect rankings may be spread all over the internet.
Before you build anywhere, make sure that you aren’t building a duplicate listing. You’ll want to search for your listings on each directory before you attempt to create new ones.
How are these citations different from the ones you build? They aren’t, as long as you’re following the same standards for quality. This is the same list we previously used for our own U.S. citations. We update our real list monthly. Don’t worry though. It will be a long time before this list is out-of-date.
When will I see results? You may see results in as little as a few weeks after completing the list. Of course, that all depends on how much local competition you have, and how well-developed your local presence is already.