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Hey All,

I am looking for different ways of finding new citations, i use bright local and white spark and there are only a finite number of citations in their database.

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Hey Oliver,

Have you found that lower quality citations help bring more traffic? If the citations are so hard to find that they don't show up in either of these 2 databases, my sense is that they aren't of any value. If you want a more robust backlink checker, I'd go with Ahrefs.
 

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My $.02 - if you have everything you can get from those 2 resources, it’s time to stop worrying about it - you’ve done enough.

Citations beyond tier 1 & 2 have a diminishing return. I’d work on local links/PR, content, UX - just about anything else will be more worth your time!
 

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Hi Oliver!

Have you checked the Google My Business Tab inside Brightlocal? There you can find more citations for your relevant keywords that you added to a report. Especially industry relevant citations can be found in the competitor table.
 

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Thanks for the input folks.

I use Ahrefs, Brightlocal and whitespark @JoyHawkins . I haven't used the citation service for buying niche citations from Whitespark.

In Brightlocal reporting there is the potential citations tab where one can get potential citations for a location.

Does anyone have any ideas for obtaining local links for companies without writing content. I tend to follow Eric Wards methods still.

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We hired a link builder who has tons of press connections. I think good PR is one of the most effective ways of link building because you can get quoted or mentioned when reporters are looking for someone. I think it becomes more manageable if it's the main task that the person focuses on. HARO is a good place to start if that person doesn't have a lot of connections already.
 

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Love HARO! It can be time-consuming sometimes, but we've had great success over the years in earning links and mentions at various places.
 
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