New! Local Link Building Tool: Citation Tool Finder

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Ontolo guys we have interviewed once at SEJ always bring in some cool news and tools. This time they have partnered with Darren Shaw of Whitespark to launch a great local link building tool: Local Citation Finder

First, about the process which is automated through that tool: here’s a post by Garrett that details the steps taken to find local citations, in a word:

  1. Identify your local competitors (by probably just searching for your main keyword + territory)
  2. Identify local “footprints” (say, local phone numbers as it is demonstrated in the post);
  3. Search Google using each of the footprints;
  4. Identify “co-citation” (unique domains that have listed several of those footprints);
  5. Check the unique results as well (those that only mentioned one of the footprint).

Basically the tool is based on the same process:

Local citation tool

Now the tool is pretty easy to use. Register first and then search it using your main keyword and your territory, e.g.

[edmonton plumbers]

The tool will send you local citation prospects via email.

So what will you find in that email? Lots of useful information actually:

First, it will list the actual local results for your search:

Local citation tool

Secondly, it will identify unique domains mentioning your local competitors (mind that the number in brackets represents co-citation, i.e. how many of local results is listed within each hostname):

Unique domains amd co-citations

Lastly, it will list all the individual URLs found for all the searches (for you to check out and click through):

Local citation tool

Looks like an invaluable time saver and productivity booster! What are your thoughts?

Ann Smarty
Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as a base for her writing, tutorials and her guest blogging project,
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  • Patrick

    seems like something similar to a program I've been using, yet with the local factor included. thanks for the post!

  • Andy Kuiper – SEO Vancouver

    Looks like an excellent tool Ann! I'm waiting for the email report as I write this comment. Thanks for posting this ūüôā

  • Eric at Placentia homes

    Looks intreresting enough for a test run. Will give it a shot right now, thanks for sharing the tool Ann!

  • bennos

    another great article from ann smarty.

  • Career outlook

    Link building is the heart of the SEO and anything that will help me to build backlinks is always very useful ūüôā

  • Seo Arpit

    ann, you are too good……………

  • Jerome

    This is great

  • Jason

    awesome strategies.

  • Kathy

    I can see this tool becoming very popular for Ontolo. They will be getting a lot of information about people who are interested in local SEO work. Very smart on their part.