No, we don't ask for a credit card upfront. This, of course, means we won't take payment at the end of your 14-day trial.
After your free trial ends, you'll have the option to continue using BrightLocal by subscribing to a plan.
You'll be able to access your account without a subscription but you won't be able to run new reports or update existing reports.
Occasionally we delete old, inactive accounts that haven't been accessed for a long time.
You don't have to pay until the end of your 14-day free trial. We don't ask for your credit card upfront, so you'll only be charged when you decide you’re ready.
We do it this way because we don't believe in tricking people into paying to use our service. It should be good enough for people to want to pay for — and many businesses do!
Additional reports can be purchased on any plan and removed at any time. It is possible to build a completely customized plan using add-ons.
Yes, you can upgrade or downgrade at any time. This counts for both subscribing customers and for those on free trials.
We won't delete your account or your reports so you can log in and view them at any time. However, reports will not update with new data after you cancel. Your reports will start running again if you decide to come back and reactivate your subscription.
You will still be able to use our pay-as-you-go citation building service without a paid subscription.
Each subscription plan that includes Local Search Grid is allocated credits which renew every month:
1 credit is used per Grid Point each time the report runs. So a 5x5 Grid would use 25 credits. 7x7 would use 49 credits.
If you were using a 7x7 Grid to track 10 keywords, and you set your reports to run monthly, you’d use 490 of your credit allowance each month. Unused credits do not carry over to the next month.
If you need more credits, you can increase your monthly credit allowance by purchasing an Addon, which can be removed at any time.
This isn't possible on our standard subscription levels. However, if you have a very high volume of locations and need just one or two types of reports then we can create a custom plan just for you. Please contact us for more information on custom plans.
Yes. You'll still need to create a BrightLocal account, but you won't need to start a free trial if you're just interested in our citation building service. There is no obligation to use our other tools and you do NOT need to pay a monthly subscription to use Citation Builder. You can create a Citation Builder account here.
Citation Builder is a pay-as-you-go service which you can use with each plan at any time. You can also use Citation Builder without the need to sign up for a plan. Each citation submission or update we do costs $3 (or $2 when you bulk buy credits).
You can access Citation Builder from your account but you don't get any credits included in your monthly subscription. Submission campaigns or submission credits are purchased separately.
On the flip side, if you just want to use Citation Builder you don't need to pay for a monthly subscription to our other tools.
We submit to the five Local Data Aggregator Networks: Data Axle, Neustar Localeze, Foursquare, Yellow Pages Network, and GPS Network.
To submit to Data Aggregators, create a Citation Builder campaign and select the Data Aggregators you want to submit to. Data Aggregators can be purchased separately and as part of a manual citation campaign.
Our tools are configured to work for USA, UK, Canada, and Australia.
We plan to add additional countries over the coming months, so please contact us if you want to know when we're launching in your country.