Getting citations from a site with a high domain authority and high traffic can help improve your ranking in local search. Going for quality links over quantity is the key here. General business directories. Industry, niche or sector-specific directories (Trip Advisor). Local newspaper and press websites worldbusinessnews.us Citations help rank your Google Local Pack listing (this was formerly called Google+ Local map) by providing Google with credible sources of information about your business. Citations tell Google that your business exists, is legitimate and that what you say about it is accurate because it can be corroborated from multiple sources. Providing a consistent name, address and phone on various sites is therefore vital to providing trust signals to Google.