Using all the available tools online to assist with your local SEO efforts is essential to maximise your chances of appearing at the top of search results. Local citations form an important part of any local SEO strategy and can improve the chances for your business to rank in search engines. Citation listings form part of any link building strategy too because they get your business more external links from reputable sources (however these are generally not as powerful). The most popular business listing locations are across social media and on your Google Business profile. These sites are not usually referred to as citation sites and are generally universally used for all businesses to list their business.