Receive email alerts for changes to your Google Local listing

Receive email alerts for changes to your Google Local listing

UPDATE: Google Local Wizard is now called Google My Business Audit

We’ve released a new feature for our Google Local Wizard tool.

You can now receive email alerts that notify you about changes to your Google Local listing. Once activated, we’ll carry out daily checks for any updates to your listing, and send you alerts to notify you of any changes.

The email alerts contain a direct link to your Google Local Wizard report so you can quickly see the changes.

Google Local listing email alerts

Email alerts are optional & can be switched on or off at any time. Once activated, you’ll receive email alerts with your latest Google Local listing updates, like the example below:

Google Local listing email alerts
The red box highlights your latest changes (red only used here to highlight feature)

Receive email alerts for new reviews

It’s important to keep track of what reviews are appearing on your Google Local listing, which is why we’ve included review updates in the email alerts* (amongst many other features). Once activated, we’ll send you updates about new reviews (as below):

Receive email alerts for new reviews
Get alerts for your latest Google Local reviews

*Please note that we only include up to 5 new reviews in the report & email alerts.

What changes are tracked?

In the alert email, you’ll be able to see which areas of your listing have been changed since the previous day. This includes:

  • Business name
  • Address
  • City/town
  • Zip/postcode
  • Website
  • Phone number
  • Description
  • Images
  • Opening hours
  • Category
  • Reviews
  • Average rating

Get a quick overview of your latest changes

In the email alerts, we’ll also show an overview of your latest profile details. So you can see whether certain statistics have gone up or down. This includes images, categories, reviews & average rating.

How often will I receive email alerts?

We’ll carry out a daily check to see if there’s been any change to your Google Local listing. If there’s any changes, we’ll update you on the same day.

Email alerts & White label profiles

Please note, if you’ve set up a white label profile then your email alerts will comply with your existing settings.

How to activate email alerts

To activate email alerts, just login to BrightLocal, go to your Google Local Wizard report & select ‘Edit Report’. From here you can activate your alerts from the ‘Receive Email Alerts’ section at the bottom of the page, (see below):

activate google local listing email alerts
Activate your email alerts from report settings.

This feature is available now for all BrightLocal users. Please let us know if you have any questions about email alerts or need any help in activating them.

Ross Marchant
About the author
Ross is the former Marketing Manager for BrightLocal. With 9+ years SEO and content experience, Ross spearheaded the marketing and CRM initiatives which focus heavily on creating useful and informative content. Ross coordinated the research program at BrightLocal which delivers unique insights into both the SEO industry and local consumer behaviours.