How to Saturate Google with Your Local Business Citations Using Google by J Richard Kirkham SEO and Sales Enhancement Specialist

A business citation is a fancy word for listing your business name, address, phone number and website address in business directories and social media. This gives you quality backlinks which help to increase your search engine ranking.

There's a little trick to listing your local business in as many different places as possible to create good, quality backlinks and make your website easier to find on Google possibly increasing your search engine ranking. Even if your business is completely online, you have to live somewhere. Here's a way to list your business and get backlinks from as many appropriate places as possible….

These local business citation instructions are primarily for my website promotion clients,

but I thought I'd share this to try to help even more business owners.

Be sure to use proper keyword phrases whenever possible when you're adding your business citations. Keyword phrases are what people search with in order to find your business or your competitor's business. See me if you need help with keyword phrases.

Make sure your business is listed for free so you get backlinks on….

Google My Business which will put you at the top of Google search in Google Maps. Be aware this is affected by distance.

Apple maps due to the popularity of iPhones.

MapQuest simply because I've seen businesses show up there in search results.

Bing Places is another place to list your business for free. Bing is a huge search engine. Did you know Amazon's Alexa uses search results from Bing. Yahoo also uses Bing for search results last time I checked.

Now Google your own business name.

You may have business citations you don't even know about you can claim and optimize with a good keyworded description.

Search your website address by placing quotes around it.

"". Follow the same procedure as above.

Search your local business competition

Wherever you see them listed whether it's a search directory, social media, press release or anything else figure out how to get your business citation listed.

Search your competitors' business names first. Now place their URLs in quotes and do the same thing. Every time you see them listed somewhere add your listing.

Now search Free Business Citations Honolulu

Or wherever your city is located. You can also search list your local business free etc, but your first search needs to mention your city.

Be consistent

Google and other search engines are looking for reasons to trust your website in order to give it a higher authority and therefore a higher ranking in the search engine. Use the same name address and phone number and website with all your listings.

Every local directory asks you to upgrade

It's up to you, but here's what I did. I would email the local directory back and ask them for the contact information of three businesses that upgraded that can tell me they had an increase in business from upgrading.

Is that the sound of crickets from those local business directories?

Never once did I get a reply back from any of the directories when I asked for references.

Weird story from a businessman who wanted to hire me to add citations

He was referred by one of my more recent website promotion clients. He called me and asked me if I use a popular SEO analysis tool.

I said no, I wrote my own

He asked me if I did citations.

I said yes.

He asked me how many.

I said as many as I can find on Google.

He was confused.

I could tell from the questions he was asking he'd been talking to the more traditional SEO "experts" who seem to fill the coffee shops sending emails using their free wifi promising so many backlinks and so many business citations.

I told him the problem wasn't his search engine ranking, it was his sales webpage. His reply was an SEO "expert" recently told him Google can understand his webpage just fine.

I told him once people land on your web page Google has nothing to do with a human being buying your product.

He never understood the difference between sales psychology and SEO. He is currently losing sales to his competitors.

Good luck adding your citations

Feel free to hire me if you need help,

J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc.

Questions about SEO Sales or Citations?

Make Multiple City Targeted Webpages for Local SEO and Sales

Rick Kirkham's Multiple City Targeted Web Page Generator your local business solution to SEO targeted cities

  • Is your local business located in multiple cities?

  • Does your local business service multiple cities?

  • Have you tried to target multiple cities to make it easier for customers to find you but find it cumbersome?

  • Is it too time consuming to update every city targeted web page for your local business?

Why Do I Need a Web Page for Each City Where I Conduct Business?

You need a separate webpage for each city where your local business has offices or your local business services to make it easier for your prospective customers to find you through the search engines such as Google and Bing. Basically the more you mention your location for your local business web page the easier it is for the search engines to rank you above your competitors for local keyword phrases. Local keyword phrases are what people type into search engines to find your local business or service.

This is referred to as SEO which stands for Search Engine Optimization. SEO helps you with your search engine ranking placing you above your competition and making it easier for customers to find your local business or local service.

Rick Kirkham's Multiple City Targeted Web Page Generator is Your Solution

What is Rick Kirkham's Multiple City Targeted Web Page Generator?

Rick Kirkham's Multiple City Targeted Web Page Generator is a program written to solve the problem of both creating and updating multiple city targeted webpages to help promote your multiple city local business or service.

So Do I Have to Make a Local Web Page for Each City with Different Content to Help with My Local SEO?

That's what some SEO "experts" will tell you. I have never seen a local business reduced in search engine ranking due to duplicating local business city pages. Even search engines must realize if the local business is the same in one city it's the same in another city.

What are The Unique Features of Rick Kirkham's Multiple City Targeted Web Page Generator?

Google and other search engines love lists.

List are an excuse to legitimately repeat your local keyword phrases in a natural manner.

Therefore Rick Kirkham's Multiple City Targeted Web Page Generator Work for My Local Business makes an index page. Take a look at one of my website promotion client's Any Kine Junk's multiple city service index page listing all of it's service cities here in Hawaii on Oahu for junk removal

Features of Rick Kirkham's Multiple City Targeted Web Page Generator Index Page

The index page of Rick Kirkham's Multiple City Targeted Web Page Generator has the same organization as the rest of the website. This is because the program grabs the template city page and uses it. Note Any Kine Junk's index page and compare it to the Any Kine Junk's main website you'll see the same format and style.

The Titles and Descriptions

All mention the cities, state, business and service.

Look At The URLs (website addresses)

I listed those on purpose in the generated index page because local keywords are part of the URL.

EVERY Instance of The City Name is Changed to The Target City

In the case of Any Kine Junk junk removal service, I used another program I use for all of my website promotion clients Rick Kirkham's On-Topic Monetized for You Breaking News Service. I targeted Oahu news since the business is based on Oahu, adding Any Kine Junk's own keyworded ad at the end of each news title.

If you look at Any Kine Junk's Ewa Beach city targeted webpage you'll note even the article titles along the side, or bottom on a mobile device, have been renamed to Ewa Beach. There will be no confusion for the search engines as to what that web page is about.

Automatic Promotion to Social Media

Rick Kirkham's Multiple City Targeted Web Page Generator produces an RSS feed. Don't worry, if you just clicked that link and saw what you thought of as gobbly goop that's what most people see, but to programmers and search engines, it's information candy! Plus I always tell my website promotion clients,

"You don't have to understand it. You have a Rick." :-)

RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication. It's a way to share information from or to another website including a social media sharing website I pay for so my website promotion clients will get their local business targeted cities automatically posted to social media.

Twitter and Blogger are Especially Targeted for Social Posting

Google and Twitter are dating. :-) Twitter's fast paced user generated content makes Twitter feed posts very popular with Google and other search engines. Often you'll see a Twitter post get ranked on Google before your own web page post does. That's a good thing by the way. It will help raise your web page post higher in the search engines due to the social backlinks.

Here's an automated city targeted Twitter post from Any Kine Junk. As one of my website promotion client's, I edited their Twitter account myself to ensure optimal prospect and search engine contact opportunities.

Duplicate City Targeted Social Media Posts Are Made Through Rick Kirkham's Social Media Post Repeater Online Service

See The Date in The Twitter Post above?

That's the date this Any Kine Junk's city targeted link was posted. If you click this search link for the same post on Twitter you'll see that the post has been repeated at least once a day some times more. Feel free to follow my client for the best Oahu breaking news while you're there.

Rick, Your Program Looks Great. It Looks Like You've Covered All The Digital Marketing Bases for The Local Businesses

Thank you! Believe me it helps that I'm a local business owner myself

How Do I Get Started Rick?

We can get started one of three different ways

  1. I need a link to one of your web pages that targets a city where your local business is located or where your local business services your clientele. You may send that via email if you like to or include it in your startup form when you get signed up.

  2. Hire me to write the city targeted web page for you. I charge $95.00 per hour and will require 2 hours. Give me one week to write the city targeted web page.

  3. On the Website Promotion Page select the Completely Manage Your Website and Marketing service. Then I write one and about anything else as part of this all encompassing website promotion service.

What is The Investment for Rick Kirkham's Multiple City Targeted Web Page Generator?

I'm happy to, at least for a limited time, give my fellow local business owners a break in their investment of Rick Kirkham's Multiple City Targeted Web Page Generator. I am, AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE making Rick Kirkham's Multiple City Targeted Web Page Generator part of Your Website Promotion Package.

So Click Here to go to your Local Business Website Promotion Page and scroll down for pricing details or feel free to read the other digital marketing goodies you get with your website promotion package.

By the way my wife keeps telling me I should be charging more for all these services. So get signed up now before the words "yes dear" come out of my mouth.


I'm happy answer any questions you may have. Emal me at US only residents may also text me. I ask you not to call due to time differences here in Hawaii. I know you're excited to get started, but please respect my wishes. Otherwise I'd be on the phone all night with no time for my family.