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.

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Website Link DA FREE? Trust Flow Citation Flow 32 YES 13 19 31 NO 35 28 27 NO 36 33 25 NO 25 24 19 YES 6 14 18 YES 18 29 17 YES 7 17 90 NO 66 52 74 YES 57 50 51 YES 49 35 86 NO 74 55 36 17 35 49 YES 90 76 71 YES 31 43 68 YES 62 51 64 YES 32 35 62 YES 52 49 55 YES 55 43 53 YES 32 31 49 YES 28 33 44 YES 32 24 43 NO 48 43 42 YES 45 40 39 NO 19 34 38 YES 26 36 37 YES 18 28 36 YES 19 44

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.