Search results are changing every minute. Sometimes, you can run the exact same search the next day, or even just hours later and get slightly different results. Local Citation Finder does a crawl of Google when running a search, and pulls in handfuls of relevant results at a time. If a citation you know you have isn’t showing up, or you want to find more opportunities, there are a few steps you can take.
- Set your business up as a project, and enable monthly citation monitoring. This will make the project (and any attached searches) re-crawl once per month, and update you if any new citations for your business are found (ex. citations that were pending publication have gone live), or if any new opportunities in your searches have turned up
- In a business search, try changing up the phone number format. For example, instead of 555-555-5555, try (555) 555-5555, or something else. Also check to see if the business name is listed in any other format. For example, Marble Slab vs. Marble Slab Creamery.
Also, please note that if your citations are not published or indexed in Google, they will not show up in the Local Citation Finder results. So, if you’ve recently submitted some citations, it can take a few weeks or even a few months for them to get indexed by Google, depending on the citation source. To speed up the indexing process, you could build an “Our Online Profiles” page on your website and link to all your known citations. Linking to them from anywhere else you can will also help, like via Twitter, Facebook sharing, etc.