Online marketing can be tiring! That’s where UpCity comes in. As a trusted advocate for small businesses, we’re here to navigate you through the piles of confusing and suspicious offers. UpCity will lead you in the right direction by providing easy insights and simple solutions for your business marketing plan. Members receive an in-depth, personalized action plan to help optimize their site, and our team is here to help you along the way. Each week, we’re featuring a comprehensive look at one of the recommended tasks built into the UpCity software.

Background on CitySquares

Started in 2005, CitySquares helps customers find local businesses in their area. Local services, entertainment, restaurants, and other places of business can submit their websites in order to gain more exposure to potential customers. The site allows you to partake in local advertising, submitting promotional videos, updating your online business profile, and more (these features are only in the premium package for $9 a month)!

Adding your business information on local directories like CitySquares helps improve your local visibility and elevates your overall relevancy in the eyes of Google and other search engines.

This is a great way to improve your website’s local rank and will increase your chances to show up more prominently in search engines.

In this guide, we’ll show you how to submit your website and get more traffic!

Submitting Your Site to CitySquares

Step 1. Start at

Step 2. Scroll the bottom and click “Add Your Business.”

Step 3. On the next page, click “Sign Up” to begin creating your business profile.

Step 4. Fill in all fields to the best of your ability and hit “Sign Up.”

Step 5. You will then receive a confirmation letter in your email inbox. Click the link to activate your account.

Step 6. Sign in to your account, and click “My Home” in the upper right-hand corner. Next, click “Add a business” on the right-hand side.

Step 7. Type in your Business Name and Location in the search fields and click, “Find my Business.” If your business is not found, you will be prompted to add your business.

Step 8. Enter your Business Name, Category, Address, City, etc. in order to submit your business. Also write a detailed description of your business that will attract your ideal customer.

Once complete, agree to the terms of service and click “Create Listing.”

Step 9. Congratulations! You now have a free local citation with CitySquares! Feel free to upgrade to a premium package with improved features, including social links and videos, for $9 a month.

UpCity members, please follow the pathway to complete this task in your UpCity account: Optimize Your Presence > Expand Your Presence II > Local 201: Add’l Local Directories.