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!
Date:August 23, 2014Change Type:Update / New Feature
‘Top Citations’ – New CitationTracker Feature
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.
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.
Date:June 27, 2014Change Type:Update / New Feature
Solution to Google Maps update & more competitor rank tracking updates
Local Search Rank Checker:
Due to an update which saw Google remove their map results pages, we are now using Google Maps to identify local rankings which populate the ‘Google Maps’ column. Organic results are not affected & function the same as before.
A part of our recent release of Competitor Rank Tracking, we’ve released the following updates:
Updated Local Search Rank Checker API to enable users to specify competitor URLs.
Updated PDF reports to include users competitors.
We’ve changed the default setting on Rank Checker reports to now show the most recent run, rather than the last scheduled.
Google Plus Local Wizard:
Due to an update which saw Google remove their map results pages, we are now using Google Maps to extract top 10 competitors & to access Google+ Local listing details.
Fixed an issue where ReviewFlow reports that are scheduled for “last day” of a month would be run more than once, if the last day exceeds 28th.
We are now using Google Maps to help identify Potential Citations
Added in a new ‘Report’ page to CitationTracker roll-up reports, where customers can now see which TOP directories a specific business is listed or not listed in (see image above).
Date:June 16, 2014Change Type:New Feature
Tool/Service:Local Search Rank Checker
New Feature: Track Competitor Search Rankings
We’ve released Competitor Rank Tracking for the Local Search Rank Tracking tool. You can track up to 4 competitors within each ranking report and competitor rankings are shown on an additional tab within each ranking report. Key Facts about Competitor Tracking
You can hand pick the competitors you want to track
Track up to 4 competitors per report
See side-by-side comparison of client vs. competitors
Compare Organic & Local results (not 3rd party)
Track 1 competitor for free – $10/month extra to track up to 4 competitors*
To view more details about Competitor Rank Tracking please see this dedicated blog post.
Date:June 12, 2014Change Type:New Feature
New Reports: Citation Roll-up Reports
We’ve now released CitationTracker Roll-Up Reports. Roll-up reports are a great addition to the CitationTracker tool which allow you to ‘roll-up’ citations from multiple locations and view them in 1 single report. This makes it easy to see trends & issues across multiple locations without deep diving into each report. Key Facts:
Great for tracking citations for multi-location business
View citation status for multiple locations in 1 report
Focus on top 40-50 citation sites in each country
See which locations are & are not listed on top sites
Date:June 10, 2014Change Type:Update / New Feature
Improved Citation Discovery & Accuracy for ‘Active Citations’
We have released an ‘evolution’ to our citation discovery engine. This change works behind the scenes to improve both the volume & accuracy of citations found. The upshot for customers is that we find more of their ‘Active’ citations and also pull back links to their specific citation profile pages – as opposed to category pages & search pages.
BrightLocal helped us gain top local search positions for our clients. We started to see results before the 14 day trial was up!