Twitter Handles for Local Business Citation Sources

9
Oct

Caucasian Man Pulling Out Hair WIth FrustrationProblems with local business listings and citations are an everyday thing. Both business owners in DIY mode and local seo consultants alike have lost a lot of hair in the past few years trying to fix the usual issues.

We all know the internet isn’t perfect and websites are going to have problems. Every now and then you’ve reached the end of your patience (and hair) and need to communicate with someone who can “git r done.”  At this point I like to get a human on the phone, but this isn’t always an option (have you ever tried to talk to someone at Yahoo Local?).

Enter social media. Twitter, specifically.

Consumers have adapted to the times. Customer service problems are being handled on social media much more often. I’ve had success numerous times reaching out to a business via Twitter. With that in mind, we share with you the Twitter handles of some of the top local citation sources. Perhaps they’ll be helpful.

I can’t vouch for all of these. If you have any corrections, additions or comments, please let me know. And by all means, if you’ve had an experience with any of these via Twitter, please share.
***UPDATE: Thanks to Max Minzer for a fresh test. The ones marked “active” have responded. Perhaps the others will catch on.

Citation Source Twitter Handle Comments
Angies List @AngiesList  active
Acxiom @Acxiom
Bing @bing
BOTW @botwlocal
CityGrid @CityGridMedia
CitySearch @citysearch
CitySquares @citysquares
Cylex @CylexUSA
DexKnows @DexMediacom
ExpressUpdate @ExpressUpdate
EZLocal @ezlocal
Factual @factual
FindTheBest @FindTheBest  active
Google My Business @googlesmallbiz active
HotFrog @HotFrogINFO  active
Infogroup @infogroup  active
InsiderPages @insiderpages
JudysBook @judysbook
Kudzu @KudzuTalks  active
Local @localcom  last Tweet Nov 2011
Localeze @Localeze
LocalPages @local_pages  active
MagicYellow @magicyellowcom  active
Manta @manta
MapQuest @mapquesthelp  active
Merchant Circle @merchantcircle
MojoPages @mojopages  active
OpenStreetMap @openstreetmap  active
ShowMeLocal @showmelocal
Super Pages @SuperPages
Tupalo @tupalo
Yahoo @YahooCare  active
Yellow Bot @Yellowbot  active
Yellowbook (Hibu) @yellowbook  active
YellowPages @YP
Yelp @Yelp  active

Here’s my Twitter list to make it easier for you: https://twitter.com/billbean/lists/local-business-citations

 

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