If your business operates in a particular niche or obscure area, then it is harder to obtain directory links. In this case, you can try more niche directories, or look at different ways to build links depending on what’s relevant to your business. For example, you could: Guest post on local blogs Actively post in forums Sponsor local events Get in touch with local influencers and collaborate with them Reply to relevant queries on Quora and leave a link to your website passivemakers.com SEMrush which conducts competitor backlink analysis. Moz provides a number of insights from competitor analysis. A great local citation needs to be seen as credible and trustworthy by both people browsing the web and Google. This is why established brands such as the Yellow Pages (Yell) Trustpilot and Thomson Local are great places to start.