What is the Citation, and why is it so important for SEO?

First of all, we will talk about the Citation for SEO.

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a marketing tool that changes based on your business and sales strategies, there are many parts of SEO that are quite confusing. Much of this is a commonly asked question, is “What is the citation for SEO?”

In this article, there is clearly “What is the Citation for SEO?” Has been explained by me. If you completely read this article then you will not have any more questions about the citation.

What is the Citation for SEO?

When we display the NAP (name, address, and phone number) of our business on another website such as – TripAdvisor, Indiamart, Yelp, FourSquare, etc., it is called a citation. And yes we also count it in backlinks but it is not necessary that we get backlinks from them.

If the citation does not get backlinks then why is it important for SEO, let’s read about it too.

Why Citation is So Important for SEO?

The citation for SEO is necessary because Google uses them as part of their Search Algorithm to determine how our websites rank in the search engine against competing websites. Let’s take the example of a small and local business for easy understanding.

Suppose you have a shoe shop, and you have the highest citation for your shop than all the shoe shops in your area, then Google will give you a higher ranking to your shop on the search engine page.

Citation for Local and Small Businesses

As we have just learned, how citation is helpful for a small business or local business, and how this online profile helps to increase visibility to gain profits.


If you have any questions about citation related to the local business or small business, then you can ask in the comment box below or I have left something in this article and it is very important, then please also tell me through the comment box.

You can read also my old blog, which is related to what is local SEO?