200+ sites my seem overwhelming at first however we’ve made it easy for you by sorting the list based on Authority which means you can start with the Top Tier directories such as Google+ Page, Yelp, AOL Yellow Pages, etc and then move on step by step just like Linkbuilding is done slowly over the period of time.
Do check out the big players in the local search ecosystem to claim your listing on the sites first. Be sure to measure the results as you build the citations and see where you’re ranking also don’t make the mistake by giving this task to VA or Outsourcers for cheap money as any inconsistency as slightest deviation can be costly also in many instances VA’s end up making duplicate listings for the businesses.
NAP consistency is certainly key to local search rankings. It can help avoid confusion for users (as to where your business is located or what number to call), strengthens your brand and increases Google’s trust in your listing.
In addition to this list, it is also a great idea to get your name and information listed in local directories, industry specific directories, with local newspapers, with local chambers, and with local or regional blogs and websites.