Top 62 Canadian Google Local Citation Sources

We have written extensively in the past on how to rank well locally on search engines. Not much has changed in the past few years other than the fact that local listings are becoming more and more important. To rank well on Google’s localized results, you need to:

  1. Create a Google Business Places listings and fill it in properly
  2. Get lots of quality citations for your business
  3. Have great localized content on your website

Although there are hundreds of directories that you can submit to, many will just be a waste of time because of bad credit quality. To save you time, we have compiled a list of about 60 great directories that you should submit to. The list was generated using the following steps:

  1. First, we created an expansive list of citation sources with Whitespark that covers different industries (example: home services, professional services, clinics, and restaurants) and cities across Canada.
  2. Next, we removed any sector or industry-specific citation sources since this is a general study (we may release sector-specific lists in the future!). We also filtered out low-quality directories that did not past our tests.
  3. Finally, we ranked the remaining directories based on an internal algorithm we created. (Homepage PageRank + MozRank + Majestic SEO Citation Flow + Majestic SEO Trust Flow + SEO Moz Domain Authority + # of citations we found across multiple industries)

Top 62 Canadian Business Listing Citations

Rank

Directory Name

Homepage URL

Aggregated Score

1

Yellow Pages

http://www.yellowpages.ca/

318.16

2

Better Business Bureau

http://www.bbb.org/

312.71

3

Yelp

http://www.yelp.com/

299.98

4

Canpages

http://www.canpages.ca/

271.89

5

411 Local Search Corp 2014

http://411.ca/

267.43

6

Yelp

http://www.yelp.ca/

248.34

7

Manta

http://www.manta.com/

247.07

8

Goldbook

http://www.goldbook.ca/

229.14

9

2FL

http://www.2findlocal.com/

218.59

10

Pages Jaunes

http://www.pagesjaunes.ca/

215.92

11

iBegin.com

http://www.ibegin.com/

201.15

12

Profile Canada

http://www.profilecanada.com/

201.14

13

Intuit Business Directory

http://business.intuit.com/

186.96

14

showmelocal

http://ca.showmelocal.com/

185.11

15

Brownbook.net

http://www.brownbook.net/

177.61

16

ZipLocal

http://www.ziplocal.ca/

172.36

17

Kompass

http://ca.kompass.com/

170.84

18

CanadaPlus.ca

http://www.canadaplus.ca/

162.72

19

Fyple

http://www.fyple.ca/

161.58

20

eLocal.com

eLocal.com

150.79

21

Yasni

http://www.yasni.ca/

148.19

22

myhuckleberry.com

http://www.myhuckleberry.com/

146.17

23

Lacartes

http://www.lacartes.com/

145.57

24

Ourbis

http://www.ourbis.ca/

142.08

25

411 Directory Assistance

http://www.411directoryassistance.ca/

138.97

26

Canada - Wow City

http://ca.wowcity.com/

135.80

27

Mister What

http://ca.misterwhat.com/

133.78

28

listing Canada

http://listingsca.com/

133.04

29

bizdirlib.com

http://can.bizdirlib.com/

131.59

30

CdnPages.ca

http://www.cdnpages.ca/

130.08

31

Phone Pages

http://www.phonepages.ca/

129.50

32

Locu

https://locu.com/

127.42

33

Canada Pages

http://www.canadapages.ca/

125.17

34

Cylex

http://cylex.ca/

122.76

35

wikiDOMO

http://www.wikidomo.com/

121.43

36

akama

http://www.akama.com/

119.40

37

YelloYello

http://www.yelloyello.com/

119.29

38

ZipLeaf Canada

http://www.zipleaf.ca/

118.39

39

Lookupcanadian.com

http://www.lookupcanadian.com/

115.68

40

Found localy

http://foundlocally.com/

114.13

41

Callupcontact

http://www.callupcontact.com/

109.24

42

Getfreelisting.com

http://www.getfreelisting.com/

107.19

43

DirectoryCentral.com

http://www.directorycentral.com/

106.41

44

Forlocations

http://www.forlocations.com/

101.59

45

BizSheet

http://www.bizsheet.com/

101.21

46

List Company

http://www.list-company.com/

100.59

47

Servpro.ca

http://www.servpro.ca/

99.60

48

Local Store

http://www.localstore.ca/

98.83

49

Yalwa

http://www.yalwa.ca/

95.83

50

CanadianPlanet

http://www.canadianplanet.net/

91.18

51

tobars.com

http://www.tobars.com/

87.49

52

Find Us Local

http://www.finduslocal.com/

86.60

53

iwebdirectory.ca

http://www.iwebdirectory.ca/

84.14

54

Mysheriff

http://www.mysheriff.ca/

83.61

55

Business Net Pages

http://www.businessnetpages.com/

83.42

56

EveryBusinessListing

http://everybusinesslisting.com/

81.65

57

Tucando

http://www.tucando.com/

81.54

58

LocalEconomy.ca

http://www.localeconomy.ca/

80.88

59

inLOCAL

http://www.inlocal.com/

80.75

60

enQuira

http://enquira.ca/

77.91

61

Pages Canada

http://www.pagescanada.ca/

64.25

62

Canfind.ca

http://local.canfind.ca/

47.01

Creating Effective Local Citations

Here are some best practices to keep in mind when doing link building and completing business citation listings:

  1. Consistency: Use the same business name, address and phone number on all your listings.
  2. Remember Your Login: Remember to record the username and password for each directory in case you have to update your listing later.
  3. Include images – Take advantage of options to include a logo, pictures, or videos.

For more information on search engine optimization, check out our P.A.C.E. digital marketing reference pages and our various digital marketing training courses. We can also build a website that attracts traffic and promote your site for you. For more information, contact us.