What is google map citation?
A Google Map citation includes information about your business location that is publicly available on the internet, including your company name, street address, city, state, zip code, and website URL. Search engines utilize your company citations to determine the correctness and relevancy of your business location. They often exist in directories and other internet resources.
An example of a citation could be a business directory such as Yelp, Foursquare or Yahoo Local where your business is mentioned by the name.