Advice Local vs BrightLocal

Are you looking for an alternative to Advice Local? Or do you simply want to see how Advice Local compares to BrightLocal? You've come to the right place!

Compare Advice Local features and pricing with BrightLocal

Below we’ve published a full comparison of both local SEO services. Focusing on features and pricing, we hope that the following comparison lets you make an informed decision about which local submission service is right for you.

Who are Advice Local?

Advice Local let you list your business in search engines, data aggregators, social sites, and local directories. As one of a handful of websites that offer this service, Advice Local also offer common digital agency services such as SEO, website development, paid media and content. However, for the sake of this comparison, we are going to focus purely on the local citation offering.

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Advice Local vs BrightLocal – Pricing and Features Comparison

Feature
BrightLocal
Advice Local
Manual Submissions
Price Manual Submissions
$2-3 per site
$300/yr
Data Aggregator Submissions
Price Aggregator Submissions
$60/year
Included within $300/year package
Can order aggregators individually
No. of Sites in Network
1600+
1500
Update Existing Listings
Build New Listings
Remove Duplicate Listings
Detailed Reports
Speed of Updates
Fast
Fast
Countries Available inUS and Canadian Flags
Sites submitted To:
Foursquare
InfoGroup
Neustar Localeze
Factual
Google My Business
Bing Local
Apple Maps
Facebook
Yellowpages.com
Angieslist.com
Superpages.com

Advice Local Pros and Cons

What are the Pros of using Advice Local?

  • Combine aggregator and direct to site submissions.
  • Can claim and submit directly to Google My Business.
  • Can claim and submit directly to Facebook and Twitter.
  • Provide white-label reports for agencies.
  • Submit to niche-industry sites for certain industries.

What are the Cons of using Advice Local?

  • Cost is higher than comparable services.
  • Recurring annual fee – failure to pay means data may revert back to its pre-Advice Local state.
  • They used fixed lists, so you can’t select which sites to submit to.
  • Listings via aggregators can take 2-3 months to go live*.
  • They don’t create accounts/claim listings on all directories.
  • No Google Analytics integrations.
  • Moving away from manual to automatic submissions so no owning of listing.

*This issue is not of Advice Local’s making – this is an aggregator issue and is a flaw in an aggregator focused approach to listings.

Looking for a Advice Local alternative?

You're in the right place! We do listing management differently at BrightLocal.

own your listings forever

You own your listings

We claim and verify your listings and pass the login details to you so that you own them forever and can update information anytime.

Best value citation building

Best value pricing

With listings from $2 per site, we’re more cost-effective than any other provider and there are no recurring fees.

5 star quality business listings

Managed by humans, not bots

Direct submissions allow us to ensure every listing is updated and managed accurately. Our customers love the personal approach. We have over 300 reviews on Trustpilot with an average of 5 stars!

Listings don’t revert back

Our submissions are permanent — unless you want to update them — so you’ll never have to worry about listings reverting back to inaccurate information or disappearing altogether.

Citation building all across the globe

Global reach

We’ve expanded our reach to 1,600+ sites. These include top directories, industry sites, and specialist sites in over 10 countries.

White-label reporting

Our agency-friendly white-label options allow you to customize client reports with your logo and brand colors.

About BrightLocal, in just two minutes

Use our listing managment service, Citation Builder, to grow and fix your citations – from $2 per site.

Plus, we submit to ALL FOUR data aggregators for just $60.