Name, Address, Phone Number (NAP)
When it comes to local SEO, citations are almost the equivalent to backlinks in organic SEO. Improving the authority and volume of your citation portfolio (the total makeup of your citations) is one of the best ways of improving your rankings in Google local search results (Google Maps).
In simple SEO terms a local citation is simply where your company is mentioned on other websites and places found on the Internet. Local citations are used heavily in helping you to rank in local search results.
If Google finds your company information on other local websites (local citations) and citation directories it is confident that your business is a trusted authority.
That ensures Google that can rank your local business higher than your competition. Your business ranked in the coveted Google 3-Pack of the Maps listing is like hitting the online real estate jackpot.
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