We are constantly updating and improving our SEO tools. Read about our latest updates and improvements in our 'change log'.
Date:June 6, 2014Change Type:New Feature
Tool/Service:CitationBurst, Admin, Google+ Local Wizard & Local Search Rank Checker
New Google+ Local Wizard follower stats, plus proxy updates & CitationBurst spell checker
We’ve updated our proxies for the USA, UK & Australia.
We’ve removed the recently expired Yellowee directory from our tools in order to stay up to date.
We’ve significantly improved the speed of report search on “search by name” for all tools. This now only takes a couple of seconds, regardless of number of reports.
Our email alerts now have updated header & footer styles to improve design.
We’ve added a spell check to the fields for both short description & full description.
Google+ Local Wizard
We’ve now added Google+ follower & page view numbers to the report for comparison with competitors.
Local Search Rank Checker
We’ve updated mark-ups for Bing Local results page due to a change from Bing
Date:March 30, 2014Change Type:Update / New Feature
Tool/Service:All tools & Admin
New ReviewBiz badges, Australian proxies added & new CitationBurst note design
New Australian proxies added in this week.
CitationBurst CitationBurst campaign notes:
Notes made in CitationBurst campaigns were previously shown in a pop-up.
We’re now showing these in a new field which makes it possible to copy the text in them (for links & email address etc.)Improvements to form filling:
Added data validation to phone, mobile, fax fields on Add & Edit pages to minimise field completion errors.
Only digits 0-9 and ( ) – + characters can now be entered.
Update to CitationBurst campaign status:
Added new ‘On Hold’ status to campaigns, where customer can now be alerted about any submission details that are stopping the campaign from being processed.
Local Search Rank Checker
For API customers, we’ve updated to allow a full debug output for 1st-50th ranking in google and other search engines.
We have disabled all old ReviewBiz badges (those that are approximately 2 years old) because they need to be updated in order to continue functioning.
We’ve sent out emails with a new code to all ReviewBiz users – so if your badge has stopped working then we recommend updating it.
We’ve created a raw data API for ReviewFlow so that users can now retrieve review information for one or more directories.
Now in the Edit Report form we are checking business listing URLs to ensure customers are tracking the listings with a correct domain name.
Added a very useful functionality where we keep a custom sorting order after the note has been added.
Additionally, on View Report we are now listing all business and its competitors’ categories in a better designed box.
Date:March 29, 2014Change Type:New Feature
BrightLocal now accepts Credit Card Payments
Credit Card payments now accepted We can now facilitate credit card payments on BrightLocal. To make our Local SEO tools even more accessible we have teamed up with a well known credit card provider to offer an alternative payment option to PayPal. Up till now, we only offered PayPal as a payment option but we wanted to give our customers more choice & flexibility when using our tools. Customers can now use credit card payments for the following tools / services:
Date:March 24, 2014Change Type:Update / New Feature
Tool/Service:Local Search Rank Checker & Admin
Local Search Rank Checker Improvements
Improvements to Bing & Yahoo tracking We have added tracking for new & additional result types in Bing, whilst also improving the back-end processing of Yahoo & Bing results to give 100% coverage and improved performance. Admin Updated profile tracking on Yelp & other directories:
Due to some recent changes in Yelp & 5 other directories
We have updated our tracking
This will help to bring back more accurate results
Date:March 11, 2014Change Type:Update / New Feature
New filters to control display of results on search ranking report
We have added some new search filters which allow you to control the display of ranking results on ranking reports
You can filter the display so that you only view the ‘Top’ (aka the Best) result for each search term
You can also filter search terms to only display search terms which rank in top 10, top 20 or top 30 results
These report settings are ‘sticky’ so when you return to you report at a later date these settings still apply
These filtered settings also apply to your external URL reports and to results displayed on PDF report
Watch Video to see how these filters make your reports even more useful!
Date:February 28, 2014Change Type:Update / New Feature
Tool/Service:ReviewBiz, ReviewFlow, Local Search Rank Checker & CitationTracker
Improved NAP display for ReviewBiz, New workshop videos – and ReviewFlow PDF report design updated
Improved NAP display for ReviewBiz
We’ve rolled out our enhanced listing finder & clear NAP display to ReviewBiz
Now you can spot which listings are for your business and easily swap them before creating your badge
Improved CitationTracker & ‘Town Search’ added to Google+ Local Wizard
Client competitor citations has now been updated.
The CitationTracker tool now provides exactly the same results as you would find on a manual search for competitor citations.
Previously, we noticed that CitationTracker & Google+ Local Wizard could confuse citations for the same business. We’ve now added ‘town search’ to the Google+ Local Wizard algorithm to avoid this in future.
The result of the above means that we may return slightly less results – but these are of a higher quality.
We’ve updated our proxy list to increase accuracy.
We now use Ajax to sort tabs in tool menus – better sorting method.
Added a rule which rejects any client CSV uploads that have errors in them – this previously created issues with missing data.
The above rule is to be released on CitationTracker & Local Search Rank Checker in the near future.
BrightLocal helped us gain top local search positions for our clients. We started to see results before the 14 day trial was up!