Getting citations from a site with a high domain authority and high traffic can help improve your ranking in local search. Going for quality links over quantity is the key here. General business directories. Industry, niche or sector-specific directories (Trip Advisor). Local newspaper and press websites Cleared SEMrush which conducts competitor backlink analysis. Moz provides a number of insights from competitor analysis. A great local citation needs to be seen as credible and trustworthy by both people browsing the web and Google. This is why established brands such as the Yellow Pages (Yell) Trustpilot and Thomson Local are great places to start.