Citations help rank your Google Local Pack listing (this was formerly called Google+ Local map) by providing Google with credible sources of information about your business. Citations tell Google that your business exists, is legitimate and that what you say about it is accurate because it can be corroborated from multiple sources. Providing a consistent name, address and phone on various sites is therefore vital to providing trust signals to Google. heytripster.com/ Local themed blogs – For example, LeftLion is great for local nightlife venues like bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants. Social media websites like Twitter, FourSquare, Facebook and YouTube. To find local citation opportunities, I would start by noting down the main general ones that come to mind when you think of local business directories.