It is for the same reason why ALL of your backlinks wont show up in SEMRush or any other tool. All of these guys have an index that doesn't truly capture everything.
I'm assuming that as they start crawling all of citations along with backlinks that you've built, they'll start reporting it.
The links to these pages will not show up on Open Site Explorer as that tool is completely based on backlink strength to your website and has no relevance to the physical location of your business. These sites do have high authority but your links are likely too deep for us to index as those sites have millions of pages with listings.
Just so you know, here's how we compile our index for websites:
- We grab the most recent index.
- We take the top 10 billion URLs with the highest MozRank (with a fixed limit on some of the larger domains).
- We start crawling from the top down until we've crawled 90,000,000,000 pages (which is about 35% the amount in Google's index).
Therefore, if the site is not linked to by one of these seed URLs (or one of the URLs linked to by them in the next update) then it won't show up in our index. So for Local Listings, you do not want to use OSE for citation research.
Mike, funny you brought this up, seems a bit worst lately than usual.How come when I do a competitive analysis in SEMRush, or any other backlink tool, all the citations with links never show in there?
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|Insurance Citation Sites||Local Search||5|
|K||Law Practice Buyout and Existing Citations||Citations||4|
|What citation sites would you say are still important in 2020?||Citations||10|
|N||Should I use a GMB Website to get a citation and links?||Google My Business & Google Maps||2|
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|Automotive Department Citations||Ask a LocalU Expert [PRIVATE] (LocalU)||1|
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|Changing HTTP to HTTPS in citations||Citations||6|
|Looking for new citations in 2020 for the UK||Citations||4|
|H||Quick questions about citations (newbie here)||Citations||2|
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|C||Cheapest Citation NAP Correction Service||Citations||16|
|P||Change of Address - Do We Update Citations?||Citations||2|
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|C||Website URLs for Multiple locations in Google My Business & Local Citations||Google My Business & Google Maps||2|
|M||Fake Map Listings Auto-Created by Citation Service?||Spam on Google||6|
|Citations for service area business||Citations||16|
|V||Question: Bring something to foreign citations||Help & Support for Google Local||2|
|K||Customer wants to add a tracking number across all of his Citations||NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data||3|
|New Citations||Local Search||6|
|Using Home Address for GMB and UPS Address for Citations??||NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data||10|
|Announcing "Social Poster" from Citation Builder Pro||LSF News and Announcements||0|
|M||Does it make sense to backlink from local citations....||Local Search||7|
|What are the 12 Core Citations Every Business Needs in 2019?||Citations||16|
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|Would You Create Location Pages, or Use Home page to create citations?||Local Search||1|
|GMB and Citations for SABs||Google My Business & Google Maps||1|
|M||Problems listing with some Citations||Citations||38|
|K||Not The Best Practice for a GMB / Citations Name Change...and I need opinions.||Moving or Name Changes||3|
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|K||Differences in backlink profile with same citation service||Organic SEO||1|
|Website Redirects on Citations||Moving or Name Changes||2|
|Value of Citations? Citations had little to no impact?||Citations||29|
|QUESTION: City-specific / Hyper-specific Citation Software ???||Citations||17|
|Linking from Citations w/ CID's||Local Search||7|
|M||Backlinking Citations: Is this a "Thing"?||Local Search||8|
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