5 Questions To Ask Citation Builders (Before You Hire Them)

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To rank well in Google Maps (used to be Places, now Google + Local) you need to build out citations. Believe it or not this is a HUGE factor to ranking well!

Before hiring someone to build out citations for you, heres 5 questions I feel are crucial to get answered, before you hire ANY company.

These 5 questions are in no particular order..



1. Do you pick the citations, or do I?

You don’t want to hand-pick every citation that you want to have built, but you will want to ensure that your getting listing on the top citation sites. A lot of citation builders will submit your site to junk citation sites that you have NEVER heard of!


2. Will you send me a spreadsheet with my login info for each site?

If your citation builder says no you need to RUN the other way and find someone else. You need control of your listings!

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Online Reviews Killing Your Business?

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Came across some crucial research data about reviews.

  • 50% of U.S. consumers are more likely to use a local business after reading positive online reviews
  • 64% of consumers search for online reviews before making purchase decisions
  • 85% of consumers are more likely to purchase a product/service when they can find recommendations online
  • 87% of consumers say positive reviews online have reinforced their decision to purchase a product or service recommended to them
  • 80% of consumers say negative reviews online have made them change their mind about purchasing a product or service

Take a look at this great looking InfoGraphic as well!

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