Common citations you are likely to already know of include listings on business directory websites such as Yell or Thomson Local. A complete citation should include the name, address and phone number of your business. Local citations do not always include a link to your site although they are more valuable if they do. Cleared A general SEO rule it is worth noting that these three pieces of information must be presented on your website as selectable HTML text and not a graphic. If a local newspaper is covering a story regarding your business they are unlikely to display your company address or telephone number. In such instances, it is enough to simply have your company clearly referenced by name in order for your listing to receive the value.