Local Search Canada

Kevin Chow -

  Create Google+ Local Accounts
  Create Bing Business Places Accounts
  Create Yahoo Business Places Accounts
  Sign up with Data Aggregators
  Create accounts with Review Sites
  NAP - Use the same Name, Address, Phone # for everything on the web.
  Create listings on Directories using NAP Information 
  Have your clients leave reviews on your Google+ Local / Yelp Accounts

 

When creating any profile online, make sure your Name, Address, Phone Number are all universal everywhere online and offline.

  1. Create your Google+ Local Account: www.google.ca/business/placesforbusiness/ (Create an account for each office location). Make sure to input your Business Name, Company Logo, Description about your company, Images, Video's, Employee's, Types of Services you provide.

  2. Create your Bing Business Places Account: www.bingplaces.comMake sure to input your Business Information

  3. Create your Yahoo Business Places Account: http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/local-listings. Make sure to input your Business Information
  • Please review your New Business Page Accounts and see if you used the same Name, Address, Phone Number.

 

Now that you have created your Business Page Accounts, it's time to submit to a couple of Local Citation Directories. Some cost money and some are free. The ones we list here (both free or paid) are worth the submissions and sites they put you on.

 

 

Client Reviews

Have your clients submit their reviews of your service to one or more of these sources, especially Google Places and Yelp.

 

Competitive Research (Check your competition's citations)

  • Use www.opensiteexplorer.org
  • Use your competitor's Name, Address, Phone (NAP) in Google's Search Box to fill out the grid below.
  You Competitor 1 Competitor 2
Incoming Links      
Citations      
Reviews      
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Top Canada Local Business Directory Citation Sources

Here is a list of top directories in Canada that you should be listed on. These websites will help you increase your citation count as well as help you rank higher in local search for Google searches.
 
  1. YellowPagesGroup - This is the most important directory to be listed in. They will do majority of all the work for you. Listing you out to other directories all over the country. This will not just help you get your Name, Address, and Phone out there, this will also help you in your mobile search presence.
  2. YellowPages.ca – YellowPages has a large network of websites to which they distribute business data, which includes many of the below mentioned websites. Additionally, they are official business data provider for Google.
  3. 411.ca – Part of the network of Yellow Pages Group.
  4. CanPages.ca – Also part of the network of Yellow Pages Group.
  5. WebLocal.ca – The Canadian “sister” of Yellowbot.com.
  6. BrownBook.net – This one, together with YellowPages.ca and Yelp.ca are part of the Canadian version of GetListed.org’s
  7. FoundLocally.com
  8. Foursquare.com
  9. CanadaOne.com
  10. Manta.com – In the third part of the Local Citation Building Study, I discussed on how Manta is probably one of the most important local citation sources. It is available in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia.
  11. GoldBook.ca
  12. ShopInCanada.com
  13. SeekItLocal.com
  14. Yellowee.com
  15. CanadaPages.ca
  16. iBegin.com
  17. n49.ca
  18. InsideToronto.com
  19. CDNPages.ca
  20. canadalocal.com
  21. ProfileCanada.com
  22. ZipLocal.ca
  23. CanadaOne.com
  24. BBB.org/Canada
  25. Opendi.ca
  26. YellowCanadaPages.com
  27. LocalBiz.ca
  28. eLocal.ca
  29. OurBis.com
  30. eSourceCanada.com
  31. ScottsInfo.ca
  32. WorldWeb.ca
  33. CanadianBusinessDirectory.ca
  34. CityDirect.info
  35. SeekItLocal.com – Yes, they do allow listings for Canadian businesses.
  36. Industry Canada (IC.GC.ca) – This is the official website of the Ministry of Industry in Canada. And you can add a listing there. They also have a great list of other business directories specific for particular industries.
  37. CTIDirectory.com
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