Local Search Grid

Put your rankings on the map

Is your rank tracker giving you the complete picture?

Bigger picture. Better insights.
Smarter decisions.

See the real-world picture of local search

Get a bird’s-eye view of what searchers see in your neighborhood, town or city. Control the area you cover and the level of detail you need.

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Know where to focus your efforts

Measure the share of search visibility across the map for your most important keywords. Find out which are performing well and which need attention.

Discover which of your competitors dominate the map

Gain a true understanding of your local search battleground. Benchmark key ranking factors against your top 20 rivals to pinpoint the best ways to outrank them.

Monitor progress with complete clarity

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Wow clients with intuitive reports

Whether you’re pitching for new business or compiling monthly reports, Local Search Grid arms you with a visual way to drive client engagement and get buy-in.

Spot spam in seconds

View all businesses competing in the local search landscape in one simple table. Pick out and report inaccurate GMB business names in mere moments.

Ready to put your rankings on the map?

Don't just take our word for it...

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"Local Search Grid provides visual proof that our Local SEO marketing plan is working. The ability to deliver concrete evidence to our clients demonstrates that their investment is paying off."
Jeff Kelly
CEO, Assetlab
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"We love being able to show our clients on a granular level where their business is ranking locally."
Kymberly Daulton
Senior SEO Performance Specialist, Find8 Performance Marketing
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"Local Search Grid is incredibly helpful to display rank data to clients in a way that makes sense."
Willy Evans
Director & CEO, Digital Division

Frequently Asked Questions

How do Local Search Grid credits work?

Each subscription plan that includes Local Search Grid is allocated credits which renew every month:

  • Single Business: 250 Local Search Grid credits
  • Multi-Business: 1,000 Local Search Grid credits
  • SEO Pro: 2,000 Local Search Grid credits
How much can I customize Local Search Grid maps?

We pack in a lot of customization options so can you get the exact detail you need in your reports.

Grid size:

You can choose from the following grid sizes:


Distance between Grid Points:

You can adapt the distance between each Grid Point to match the exact area you want to track rankings.

Moving the Grid:

When setting up your report, the central Grid Point defaults to the exact location of the business you’re tracking.

If you want to track rankings in a different area, simply drag the central Grid Point to another position on the map.

How does Local Search Grid fit within the BrightLocal platform?

Local Search Grid sits alongside all of the BrightLocal tools which help you track, understand, and improve local SEO performance for each location you’re managing.

Local Search Grid is included in all plans except ‘Just Reviews’ and you’ll get the following credits allocated to you each month:

  • Single Business: 250 Local Search Grid credits
  • Multi-Business: 1,000 Local Search Grid credits
  • SEO Pro: 2,000 Local Search Grid credits
Will I still need a regular rank checker?

Yes, definitely!

Local Search Grid allows you to track up to five keywords — so you’ll want to pick the most valuable keywords that you want extra insights on.

However, tracking a larger set of keywords with a regular rank checker is still going to be extremely important for monitoring and reporting performance, and spotting opportunities and issues. Fortunately, you’ll have BrightLocal’s Local Rank Tracker at your disposal to do just that.

How can I learn to use Local Search Grid?

There are a number of guides and videos available in our Help Center.

We also have a module all about Local Search Grid as part of the ‘Level Up Your Local SEO with BrightLocal’ course in BrightLocal Academy. Here you can learn:

  • How to uncover deeper ranking insights
  • How to set up a report to get the insights you need
  • How to spot opportunities for growth and get ahead of the competition

If you’re already enrolled on the ‘Level Up Your Local SEO with BrightLocal’ course, simply click here and sign in to access the module.

If you’re not enrolled on the ‘Level Up Your Local SEO with BrightLocal’ course, click here to enroll.

Not a member of BrightLocal Academy yet?
You can join the academy via your BrightLocal account. Simply log in, click ‘Learning Resources’ at the top of the screen and select ‘BrightLocal Academy’ from the dropdown menu.

You’ll be taken straight to your academy account page where you can enroll on the ‘Level Up Your Local SEO with BrightLocal’ course.