Citations help rank your Google Local Pack listing (this was formerly called Google+ Local map) by providing Google with credible sources of information about your business. Citations tell Google that your business exists, is legitimate and that what you say about it is accurate because it can be corroborated from multiple sources. Providing a consistent name, address and phone on various sites is therefore vital to providing trust signals to Google. blog If you can convey your brand’s history, expertise and awards, you’re en route to developing a brand that people can identify with. One that’s loved for its approach, values and authenticity. Have you noticed that when you feel a kindred spirit with someone you’re naturally drawn to them?