While business listing citations are relatively easy to obtain, the more difficult ones come from local or niche websites or local newspapers. You’ve got to have something newsworthy for them to talk about and you have to get their attention in the first place. The process of creating local citations can be time-consuming and tedious and you ideally need to have an overall marketing strategy in order to get the attention of journalists Cleared A general SEO rule it is worth noting that these three pieces of information must be presented on your website as selectable HTML text and not a graphic. If a local newspaper is covering a story regarding your business they are unlikely to display your company address or telephone number. In such instances, it is enough to simply have your company clearly referenced by name in order for your listing to receive the value.