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. blog When creating or claiming a business directory citation it is important to fill out three pieces of crucial information about your company: Name – This should ideally be your branded trading name. Local telephone number – This should match the number given on your own website. Physical address – Again this should be consistent with the address on your website.