You know how important local marketing is—especially reporting. But how much time do you spend setting up marketing reports for a client or for your business?
A couple of hours? A whole day?
Well, in BrightLocal you can now do it in under five minutes!
That’s because we’ve just made a major upgrade to our Report Creation Wizard.
At BrightLocal, we’ve always been dedicated to simplifying the setup of marketing reporting, especially because many of our customers are building reports for multiple locations across multiple clients, and reporting on a wide set of different metrics, too!
We’re marketers ourselves, and we’ve experienced the pain of report setup first-hand when using other software. That’s why when we built the BrightLocal platform, we wanted to be able to automate as much of our report setup as possible, without compromising on the quality of insights.
In its first incarnation, Report Creation Wizard did a pretty good job of this, but we thought we could go faster. That’s why we’ve given it a complete facelift and performed some major tweaks under the hood to make it a smoother experience.
Now in just under five minutes you can create a multitude of marketing reports for a new location. We’re talking local rank tracking, citation audits, reputation monitoring, GMB audits, competitor benchmarking and much more – all in under five minutes!
Don’t believe us? Then let’s see if we can convince you through the power of GIFs.
How to Create a Local Marketing Report in Just Five Minutes
The first step is to add a new location. Our GMB import and location finder make easy work of getting the correct business location data into our platform.
Now we have the business imported, we’re going to select the reports we want to create. Why settle for one report, when you can have five?!
From here we can also connect our Google My Business listings and Facebook Pages to BrightLocal in just a few clicks.
Next up, we need to add some readymade keywords to track. Don’t worry if you don’t have these to hand, you can always add them later.
Okay, I’m feeling pretty competitive, so let’s add a couple of competitors to track, too.
Now Report Creation Wizard is busy going to work finding listings from this business on all the top citation sites. We’re scanning over 40 different websites for you, so it’ll take a minute or two. The perfect chance for a little breather!
And there we are, your report setup is complete. In just a few more minutes, you’ll start to see real-time marketing data in your newly created Location Dashboard.
We’re really proud of this upgrade to Report Creation Wizard. Being able to shave just a few minutes off the time our customers spend doing somewhat repetitive tasks is going to make a real difference. We believe every minute we can save a customer is a minute they can spend doing impactful work to improve their marketing results.
This is the first of many small, but impactful improvements we’re making to our platform that we’ll be announcing as they go live.
For now, why not see how quickly you can set up your local marketing reports in Report Creation Wizard?