Yext Replacement Service

Isn’t it time you took back control of your business listings?
Switch to BrightLocal to save money, own your listings, and get listed on the sites that really matter.

Have you had it with Yext?

Do you want a solution that tackles the biggest pain points about Yext head on?

With Yext, you have to put up with…

Best value citation building

Expensive, annual fees

Every year you’re made to pay hundreds of dollars to keep your listings live.

Renting, not owning your listings

You don’t even get to own your listings, either. You’re locked into a continuous renting cycle.

No customization

To top it off, you have no say in which sites you’re listed on.

We have the perfect solution

The BrightLocal Yext Replacement Service is the solution to all your Yext woes: a service that puts you in complete control of your online presence.

  • No recurring fees — just a straightforward, one-off cost
  • Full ownership of your listings — with all login details passed across
  • Complete control — access to all the top sites, plus important, industry-specific ones
  • More affordable from Year One — with further savings year-on-year

Sounds good, right? Read on to find out how you can make the easy switch from Yext to BrightLocal.

How it works

1) Cancel your Yext subscription

First off, you’ll cancel your Yext subscription and request them to release your listings with immediate effect. See FAQs to find out more, including when and how to cancel Yext.

2) Sign up to BrightLocal

Next you’ll create a free Brightlocal Citation Builder account and follow the step-by-step instructions to add your location/s details.

3) Pick the perfect sites for your business

Now you’ll get to select the perfect citations for your business. We recommend a solution that comprises of 30 x Manual Citations, with the addition of Duplicate Removal and Data Aggregators.

4) We’ll get to work

Our expert submissions team will get to work and start building your citations. They begin by performing a full audit and cleanup of your existing listings, and within 7 days all submissions are completed.

If you’re a business or agency that’s currently managing 20 or more locations through Yext, take a look at the Fully Managed version of our Yext Replacement Service.

Yext Replacement Service Pricing

Our citations are built differently than most. Each business is unique, so rather than having generic, pre-packaged solutions, we give you complete control of the sites you want to be listed on.

The Yext Replacement Service is made up of the following elements:

30 x Citations = $90
Duplicate Removal = $18
Aggregators (x 4) = $60

Total = $168 (one-off payment)

To put this into context, an equivalent plan for Yext would be $499 every year — or $2,495 over 5 years!

Switch to BrightLocal

Some of the happy customers who have already made the switch

"I like the control and the communication BrightLocal offers over Yext. I feel like I have more access to my listings and more ability to correct them."

Noelle GeigerAmeravant

"Having been a Yext Partner for 3 years, I feel that the value I'm finding in BrightLocal far exceeds what was available in Yext."

Mary MangoldWild Web West

"More human interaction and validation of data. You don't get that with Yext's APIs."

JCarter BushBipper Media

Let us take care of the switch

Currently managing 20+ locations through Yext?

If you’re currently managing 20+ locations through Yext, we also offer a fully managed Yext Replacement Service, at no further cost.

Here you will be assigned an Account Manager from our Enterprise Team who will work with you to manage the full transition, for all locations, from Yext to BrightLocal.

Contact the team to find out more.

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FAQs

How does BrightLocal differ to Yext?
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Unlike Yext, we don't:

  • Charge expensive, annual fees.
  • Hold your listings to ransom — we give you full ownership of every listing we build, we even give you the keys to them (well, the Username and Passwords at least).
  • Ignore duplicate listings and inaccuracies — as part of our service we offer a clean up of duplicate listings and remedy inaccuracies.
  • Offer a pre-packaged, 'one size fits all' solution — instead, we give you complete control of the sites where you are listed.
  • Miss important, niche, industry sites — we help you uncover the perfect sites for your business type.

For more information on the differences between BrightLocal and Yext, read the full BrightLocal vs Yext article.

Which sites will you build my listings on?
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You have complete control to pick from any of the 970 sites that we submit to. That said, we highly recommend you include the following power-players as part of your selection: Google My Business, Bing, Apple Maps, Facebook, Yelp, TomTom, YellowPages, MapQuest.

For the rest of your selection our Citation Builder tool helpfully orders the list of available citations for you by Domain Authority, so you can use this to guide your selection choice. It will also highlight any existing citations that require updating.

Make the Switch

Why do I need Data Aggregators and Duplicate Removal?
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Data Aggregators
Adding Data Aggregators allows you to claim multiple key citations quickly and easily. This rapidly expands the reach of your listings across the local search ecosystem, reaching 1000s of directories, mobile apps, and maps around the world, at a very low cost. For more information see our article 'What are Data Aggregators and how do they help local SEO article.

The charge for all four aggregators is $60.

Am I required to renew Data Aggregators each year?
Whilst it's not compulsory to do so, we do advise renewing Data Aggregators each year ($60 for all four). If you choose not to, they go into an 'unmanaged' state, which means they could be susceptible to inaccurate data about your company being distributed throughout their networks.

Duplicate Removal
Having multiple listings with different data can confuse search engines, hurt local rankings and reduce trust that consumers have for your business.

Yext's automated API solution does not identify or fix duplicate listings, and can also miss inaccuracies. For this reason we strongly recommend adding Duplicate Removal to permanently fix any outstanding issues.

Are there really NO recurring fees for this service?
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That's correct. Once you've built your listings through BrightLocal they are yours to keep — forever!

The only instances you might be required to pay additional fees are:

If you need to make changes to your business information
See 'What happens if I need to change details about a location'.

To renew Data Aggregators
Whilst it's not compulsory to do so, we do advise renewing Data Aggregators each year ($60/year for all four). If you choose not to, they go into an 'unmanaged' state, which means they could be susceptible to inaccurate data about your company being distributed throughout their networks.

What happens if I need to change details about a location?
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No problem.

Unlike Yext, we don't charge recurring fees just to hold the door open for those rare times you might need to update a listing.

Instead, we charge a simple, one-off fee of $3 for each listing you need to update, and if the listing is managed through a current Data Aggregator subscription, there's no charge at all!

Are there any situations in which I'd be better off sticking with Yext?
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It's easiest to answer this with the following two questions:

  • Does your business move location each year?
  • Do you regularly make changes to your business information?

If you happened to answer 'yes' to either of those questions then it’s possible that Yext might be a good choice for you.

If you're a business which is regularly moving address or making changes to core business information, then a service that can push out these changes instantaneously (but charging annual fees for the privilege) could well be a good option.

We can of course facilitate any changes or updates to your business data. See 'What happens if I need to change details about a location' for full details.

How do I cancel Yext, and what will happen to my listings?
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How do I cancel Yext?
You can cancel your Yext subscription from the Yext Account Settings page. The cancelation will prevent your subscription from renewing at the next billing period, so your listings with Yext will remain active up until that point.

How do I get Yext to release my listings?
It is best to contact Yext directly and request them to release your listings. To get the best from the Yext Replacement Service it is advisable to get confirmation that your listings have been fully released before you begin migrating across to BrightLocal.

When should I cancel Yext?
We advise canceling your Yext subscription, and get your listings released, 1 month prior to starting the Yext Replacement service. This will ensure there are no listings that are still locked/unreleased by Yext.

What will happen to my listings when I cancel?
When you have canceled your Yext Subscription some of your listings will remain, some will disappear entirely, and others will revert back to their pre-Yext state — which could contain outdated and/or incorrect information. The Yext Replacement Service will then ensure any inconsistencies are fully remedied, duplicate listings are removed, and you will get to build missing citations on key sites, as well as important, niche, industry ones — all of which you will now permanently own.

Do you offer a fully managed service?
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Absolutely.

We offer a fully managed Yext Replacement Service for Enterprise businesses with 20+ locations, at no further cost.

Here you will be assigned an Account Manager from our Enterprise Team who will work with you to manage the full transition, for all locations, from Yext to BrightLocal.

Your Account Manager will also offer ongoing support, should you ever need to make changes to your listings.

Please contact the team to find out more.

The Yext Replacement Service is available in the following countries

USA

United Kingdom

Australia

New Zealand

Canada

Ireland

Netherlands

Singapore

South Africa

Germany

Looking to make the switch?

Whether you're interested in the fully managed service (for 20+ locations), or would simply like to find out more, grab some time with one of our team by filling out the form below.

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