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 www.digitalsmarketers.com Setting up Google alerts for your business and your competitors can also help you spot potential link opportunities. The information above only applies to correctly creating and filling out both general and industry-specific directories. Although the number of links you get is important, the quality of the links and the accuracy of the information you provide matters more.