Rest easy knowing customers are only seeing accurate and up to date information about your business across your most important listings.
One Dashboard. Full Control.
Active Sync lets you quickly and efficiently update and maintain business listings across Engagement Layer sites from a single dashboard.
These sites - Google, Bing, Apple Maps, and Facebook - are the sites that over 90% of customers use to discover, evaluate, and engage with your business. Think of them as your prime digital storefronts.
Active Sync lets you:
Nope, you do not need a BrightLocal subscription to use Active Sync.
You can start start using Active Sync in any of the following ways:
1) By signing up for a free 14-day trial. This gives you access to the full BrightLocal platform including Active Sync. Once your trial comes to an end to keep using this feature you will need to choose either the Manage or Grow Plan.
2) If you already have a BrightLocal subscription on one of our older plans (Single Business, Multi-Business, or SEO-Pro), you can simply purchase the Publishing Pack add-on in Location Manager. This add-on gives access to both Active Sync and GBP Post Scheduler.
3) If you have a free Simply Listings account you can also purchase the Publishing Pack add-on.
See this Help Center article for further details on getting started with Active Sync.
Active Sync is available in our Manage and Grow Plans, which start at $49/mo.
If you happen to be on one of our older plans (Single Business, Multi-Business, or SEO-Pro), you can purchase the Publishing Pack add-on that gives access to both Active Sync and GBP Post Scheduler.
The price for this add-on differs depending whether you're paying monthly or annually.
To get started, you need to enable Active Sync for a location and ensure the information you want to push to your listings is accurate and up-to-date in Location Manager (in your BrightLocal dashboard).
Once that's done, connect Active Sync to your listings on Google, Bing, Apple, and Facebook.
You can then easily push out new updates to your listings whenever necessary. For example, if you need to update your holiday hours, simply make the change in Location Manager and push the update to all your listings.
Active Sync also protects your listings from external edits. It will automatically detect and alert you of any proposed or actual edits to your live listings, such as a user changing your phone number. You can then accept or reject the edit right away via email or manage it through the Alert dashboard.
See these Help Center articles for further information
Active Sync works across the important Engagement Layer sites. These are the sites that over 90% of customers actually use to discover, evaluate, and engage with your business.
Active Sync and Citation Builder are two BrightLocal offerings that can help you to build and manage your business listings.
Citation Builder is our specialist service that helps build authority and trust with search engines. It does this by getting your business listed quickly and cost-effectively on key Authority Layer sites across the web.
Our expert team handles over 1.4 million site submissions every year, for over 72,000 locations.
This pay-as-you-go service costs $3 per site.
Active Sync helps you keep your business’s most important listings - Google Business Profile, Facebook, Bing, and Apple Maps - accurate, shielded from external edits, and updated whenever needed.
Which one is right for you?
If you want to fix existing citations and build new ones, then Citation Builder is the service that you need.
If you want to quickly and easily make regular updates to your business information across Google Business Profile, Facebook, Bing, and Apple Maps, then Active Sync is the tool for you.
In most cases, we find that customers have a need for both: Citation Builder to build and grow your presence across the web, and Active Sync to keep your most important listings updated, protected, and maintained at all times.
Traditional API solutions are stuck in the past. They come with a one-size-fits-all network, charge huge fees, and force you into a continuous ‘renting cycle’.
The knock-on effect is you struggle to see an ROI from the investment, and, if you leave, you risk your listings reverting back to inaccurate data.
This is where our unique hybrid listings management solution comes to the rescue.
With Active Sync you get the speed and control of an API solution, allowing you to protect and push out updates to the most important, Engagement Layer sites: Google Business Profile, Facebook, Bing, and Apple Maps.
And Citation Builder helps you quickly and cost-effectively grow your presence on Authority Layer sites across the web.
All this at a fraction of the cost of traditional API solutions.
Let’s use an example of a marketer working for a 10-location business.
If you went with Yext, Synup, or Moz, you could end up spending anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 per year.
With BrightLocal, you'll likely pay just $1,800 in the first year (which covers a Citation Builder campaign) and as little as $800 each year after that.
Over the course of five years, you could save anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 – that's up to 75% saved!