Fam Wencong, Kenneth

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Top Local Citations In Singapore For SEO

Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

What is a local citation for SEO? A local citation is any online mention of the name, address, and phone number for a local business. Citations can occur on local business directories, on websites and apps, and on social platforms. Citations help Internet users to discover local businesses and can also impact local search engine rankings.

There are hundreds of places where a citation can be built for your business to help you reach your potential customers or for SEO. I have compiled a list of the top 4 sites for all Singapore businesses – and a 5th for my own business use. Check it out:

Google My Business. First of all, you can’t appear as results on Google maps or the local listings if you don’t have a verified Google My Business listing. Go ahead and get this done first here.

Facebook For Business. Create a Facebook page here, choose your business category, enter your business details – and you just got yourself another citation for your business. Be sure to encourage your customers to like your page. There are more than 1 billion users on Facebook. Are you reaching out to them yet?

Apple Maps. Millions of people use Apple Maps. Using a search engine is far from the only way for online users to find your business. When you consider the number of people who use mobile devices to search for, find and physically navigate to brick-and-mortar businesses, you’ll recognize the importance of capitalizing on one of the biggest mobile user bases there is: Apple users.

Yelp. Yelp has 57 million users worldwide. It can help you grow your business by reaching your local audience. Once you’ve created your profile, encourage happy customers to leave a review on Yelp if they like your services. Be sure to respond to their reviews and always stay positive in your comments.

gurupandas.com. As mentioned, this is the 5th site you can list your business on, lol. It is however operated by me. Use it for extra SEO juice. I also have a classifieds section where you can post your ad for free. List your business on my site for free here.