Change Log

We are constantly updating and improving our SEO tools. Read about our latest updates and improvements in our 'change log'.

Tool/Service:ReviewFlow

Track Facebook & TripAdvisor Reviews with ReviewFlow

Details

You can now track & report online customer reviews from both Facebook & TripAdvisor with ReviewFlow.
In a major update to our review tracking tool, we’ve added functionality to find & monitor reviews on both sites as part of our commitment to making the best local SEO & reputation management tools on the market.

Key things to note:

  • ReviewFlow now tracks Facebook & TripAdvisor, as well as 16 other review sites
  • If you have existing ReviewFlow reports, then you will need to amend the settings in order to start tracking Facebook & TripAdvisor
  • If you are setting up a new ReviewFlow report, then there are no further actions required!

Check out our blog post for the full details on this update

Tool/Service:CitationTracker

Add Citation Status & Flag up Issues

Details:

We have added the functionality to set a Status for each citation, mark which issues need fixing and flag up if there are any duplicate listings on a site.

Key things to note:

  • Give a citation a status using a “Smiley, this makes it easy to keep track of which citations need to be worked on and what issues need to be tackled. This can be shared with your team, client or outsource citation builder to help focus their efforts.

Check out our blog post for details on how to start using this feature.

Tool/Service:CitationTracker

NAP data added to the Top Citations tab for UK and Australian reports

Details:

In January we released NAP audit data for USA reports and now we’ve added this functionality for customers in the UK & Australia.

We’re also very close to releasing it for our friends in Canada – so hang in there!

Key things to note:

  • We now grab and display NAP data for top 50 citation sites and display this on the “Top Citations” tab on your report.
  • If Name, Zipcode & Phone Number don’t match your report settings, these are considered incorrect and displayed in red font so they are easy for you to spot so you can update them.

Check out our blog post for details on how to start using this feature.

Tool/Service:White-Label Reporting

New White-label email solution released

Details:

We’re excited to announce the release of a new solution which makes it easy for you to white-label email alerts and send them direct to your clients.

Key things to note:

  • Simplified white-label email system
  • Email alerts easy to brand with your logo & colors
  • Remove all BrightLocal branding & colors
  • Emails sent from generic domain – ‘Local Marketing Reports’
  • White-Label emails available to customers on Multi-Biz & SEO Pro Package
For details on how to set this up white-label emails, check out our blog post here.

Tool/Service:ReviewFlow

ReviewFlow API now launched

Details:

BrightLocal API for ReviewFlow has now been released, allowing you to control & manipulate your ReviewFlow information in your BrightLocal account from your own dashboard or control panel.

Key things to note:

The ReviewFlow API allows you to do the following –

  • Set-up ReviewFlow reports in your account
  • Edit ReviewFlow reports in account
  • Retrieve ReviewFlow report data
  • Delete ReviewFlow reports

For detailed information on how to get set up using this feature check out our API documentation here.

Tool/Service:CitationTracker

NAP data added to the Top Citations tab for US reports

Details:

We’ve released a new update to the CitationTracker feature for US customers which allows you to view the NAP information of the top 50 citation sites easily on the “Top Citations” tab.

Key things to note:

  • We now grab and display NAP data for top 50 citation sites and display this on the “Top Citations” tab on your report.
  • If Name, Zipcode & Phone Number don’t match your report settings, these are considered incorrect and displayed in red font so they are easy for you to spot so you can update them.
  • Initially this new feature is for US-based reports only, but we are working hard to extend this to other countries – starting with UK in the next week and Canada and Australia shortly after.

Check out our blog post for details on how to start using this feature.

Tool/Service:CitationBurst

Google+ Local added to CitationBurst

Details:

We’ve added the capability to submit & update Google+ Local listings to our CitationBurst service.

We already submit to other valuable local search services such as Bing Places & Yahoo Local, as well high authority citations including Yelp, YP.com, Foursquare, Manta, Angieslist & hundreds more.

Key things to note:

  • New listings – we can create new listings and complete all steps up to final verification*
  • Existing, ‘unverified’ listings – we can update listings and complete all steps up to final verification*
  • Existing ‘verified’ listings – if you give us the account login details we can update verified listings.
  • *Verification – this happens by physical Postcard or Phone Call. We stop at this step and provide you with the details of how to request your postcard or call.
  • Price – like all of our citation sites we charge $3 to create or update a Google+ Local listing; which is a darn sight cheaper than many other providers out there!

Tool/Service:CitationTracker

‘Top Citations’ – New CitationTracker Feature

Details:

We’ve released a brand new feature to show your top citations. The ‘Top Citations’ tab displays listings for the most important 40-50 citations in each country. It also displays results for data aggregators allowing you to quickly focus on the most valuable sites & see where you’re listed.

Take a look at your reports to see this new feature.

Summary of features:

  • ‘Top Citations’ has been added to reports for free
  • Allows you to focus on most important citations
  • Shows where a business has a listing – but also where it does not
  • The Active Citations tab still contains your full list of sites
  • Chart can be toggled to show top 10 or top 40/50 (depending on country)

Tool/Service:Multiple Tools

Updates & Improvements to APIs for multiple tools

Details:

Due to significant demand from our customers, we are updating and improving APIs for all our tools.

Local Search Rank Checker

  • Rank Checker API

Customers can now enter up to 10 URLs when using Rank Checker API (increased from 3)

CitationTracker, CitationBurst & Google & Plus Local Wizard

External URLs, PDFs & CSVs are now available as part of API output when you query the reports in your accounts.

ReviewFlow, Google Plus Local Wizard & Local Search Check Up

  • Standardized approach to G+ URLs

We’ve implemented a centralized approach for G+ URLs from ReviewFlow, Google Plus Local Wizard & Local Search Check Up tools. From now on, any links to G+ will direct to only the /About page, rather than /Photos, /Posts, /Videos, etc.

BrightLocal helped us gain top local search positions for our clients. We started to see results before the 30 day trial was up!

Gareth Simpson
Gareth Simpson GWS Media