Citations for Business Online Marketing

Business CitationsWhen a website talks about your business name and address, this is known as a citation. It’s for Tatian might be a directory listing, such as the Yellow Pages or You can find on your local Chamber of Commerce page as well. Locations are a part of the Google and other search engines’ algorithm. It is very important to not only focused on your website, but also citations┬áto help you rank in the big search engines. This can be useful in terms of SEO. Citations can also be useful in helping people find her business. It is not uncommon for folks to search for example when looking for a local business.

How do you get citations?
You can get citation I looking at data aggregator. You could also look at common website such as yelp, foursquare, and manta. Google blog for all the great places as well as local directory. You can take a look at your competition and see which directory there lifted and simply copy off of them. Click here to see what a citation looks like.

I hope you find this information helpful and motivating to get to work on your business citations!


DIY SEOAbout five months ago I began to explore the world of search engine optimization (or SEO for short). I was very interested in this topic after viewing a webinar about affiliate marketing. I was a specially pleased to learn that this form of marketing could really help my online business and potentially the businesses of everyone else I knew. I thought how hard can it be to do SEO? I decided to give it a try on my own and this is what my journey was like.

Here’s on of the videos I found helpful:

Private blog networks

The first thing I did was start to look for private blog network’s. Apparently you want to create a bunch of sites that link to your sites, which in turn gives it more power in search engines eyes. I began searching the web for expired domains however, this proves to be a very tedious task. My first private blog network was very weak. I had no idea that I had to look at the various metrics of each website before purchasing. For example, you need high domain authority and page authority as well as high trust flow. I don’t know what these metrics Matt, so I made the mistake of buying domains that didn’t have a lot of power. I wasted a lot of money doing this and in linking from these websites I didn’t do my sites much of a service.

Anchor textDIY SEO (1)

The next thing I did was start leaking out from a private blog network to my main website. However, my rankings in google did not go up as a result. In some instances, my rankings actually went down. I learned later on that I did not have the right anchor text going to my website. Click here to learn more about anchor text.

Other things I learned were that I had to have my website worded a certain way for Google to rank it. I didn’t know this and thus it hindered my rankings.

Overall my initial encounter with SEO was a bit of a failure, but also a learning experience. I learned that it really takes an expert that can devote their full-time to this type of marketing to get the results that you need. I recommend to everyone that they either hire an expert or, if they want to do this type of marketing themselves, that they go into a very well-known training program and devote time to this.

Click here to learn more about SEO for small business.