If you want to improve your plumbing companies current SEO to rank higher in Google then this list is for you. I’ve personally researched over 50 page 1 ranking plumbing websites across the US and discovered the top 50 citations you need to be listed in today.
If Google loves these websites then you definitely want your plumbing site associated with them.
What are citations?
Citations are super important for local plumbing SEO. Citations are basically “votes” on a local online directory that display your businesses NAP (Name, Address, Phone of your business). They don’t normally contain a link to your website back (although some do so take advantage of it when they do allow it) but this information is still important for showing Google where you are located and the type of business you are.
Why does my plumbing business need citations?
For ranking on page 1 in Google. For SEO purposes. Do you want your plumbing website to rank for services you offer high in Google’s search results? Ranking as close to the #1 position will bring you more targeted traffic which can lead into more phone calls. These citations are like votes in a way as I stated above. Google puts a lot of emphasis in these local directions that display citations. So the more we have (typically) the better ranked your plumbing business will be ranked in Google.
How many citation listings do you need?
Depends on your competition and who’s ranking on page 1 in Google for the terms you are going after. It could be 50 or 500. It just depends on your competitors who are ranking on page 1. However this list below is strong and a good start.
Below are 50 popular citation listings your plumbing business needs to be found in.
After researching the top 50 plumbing websites listed on page 1 in Google that over 90% of the plumbing websites were listed in these listings. These aren’t to say they are the only listings you need but they are definitely ones your plumbing business needs to be listed in. Ensure you properly submit your NAP of your plumbing business EXACTLY the same each time.
This is extremely important. Local citations help with local SEO and ranking your website. And again make sure your listings are the same on each submission. Having a just a letter or 1 different punctuation can through off your listing. These citations aren’t all you need for ranking locally in Google but they’ll definitely help your ranking if your not in these.
Plumbing Citations To Be Listed In
Google + Local
Chamber of Commerce
The USA Explorer