To take advantage of local citations, it is essential that you already have a Google My Business listing set up, claimed and optimised. In traditional organic SEO, links from a trusted relevant website are one of the main ranking factors Google uses. With regards to local SEO, text hyperlinks help rank Google Local Pack listings in the search results. ua-meta.com Common citations you are likely to already know of include listings on business directory websites such as Yell or Thomson Local. A complete citation should include the name, address and phone number of your business. Local citations do not always include a link to your site although they are more valuable if they do.