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 Link DA FREE? Trust Flow Citation Flow
http://www.restaurants-guide4u.com 32 YES 13 19
http://www.ylunch.com 31 NO 35 28
http://www.usdiners.com 27 NO 36 33
http://www.4-restaurant.com 25 NO 25 24
http://www.dining-reservations.com 19 YES 6 14
http://www.restavista.com 18 YES 18 29
http://www.localbedbreakfast.com 17 YES 7 17
http://www.opentable.com 90 NO 66 52
http://www.eatwellguide.org 74 YES 57 50
http://www.vegdining.com 51 YES 49 35
https://www.zagat.com 86 NO 74 55
http://www.flavortownusa.com 36 17 35
http://www.tripadvisor.com 49 YES 90 76
https://www.zomato.com 71 YES 31 43
http://www.happycow.net 68 YES 62 51
http://www.allmenus.com 64 YES 32 35
http://www.letseat.at 62 YES 52 49
http://www.restaurants.com 55 YES 55 43
http://www.pubcrawler.com 53 YES 32 31
http://www.activediner.com 49 YES 28 33
http://www.fyood.com 44 YES 32 24
http://www.bookatable.com 43 NO 48 43
http://www.menuclub.com 42 YES 45 40
http://www.menupix.com 39 NO 19 34
http://foodio54.com 38 YES 26 36
http://www.chefdb.com 37 YES 18 28
http://www.beanhunter.com 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.