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If you are a local business owner or marketing agency catering to local businesses, BrightLocal is a must have software. It has everything you need to track your local marketing efforts and to identify opportunities to make improvements, all at a very reasonable price point. You can also create nice looking reports to send to clients which are simple to create.
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SOCi is a fantastic tool for a franchise business because it provides the ability to post in bulk while also posting localized content. So, you can share the same basic content across all of your locations, but SOCi's tagging system inserts a location's phone number or website for each individual location. This helps create a localized feel and personalized touch -- but you only schedule one post, making it easy and efficient to localize content in mass posting. This principle applies to paid ads as well. Because of these features, SOCi may not be the best platform for companies with just one location
Read full review Pros When we use BrightLocal's citation building service, I know that we're getting quality citations done right. Their staff will email you with any questions and always double check the information before creating inaccurate citations. I love that BrightLocal is very quick about making changes when requested. For example, if we can't find a city on the drop-down list, you can chat them and they'll add it. Or if a report is pulling incorrectly, they'll re-run it within a reasonable timeframe. BrightLocal has a lot of different reports that are easy to send to your clients. You can even add them to a web-viewable dashboard so that your client can simply bookmark a link and view their reports when they please. Read full review Firstly, as a user of Brandify, I am really fond of their after-sales support services because as a user these services matter a lot. Brandify has made the work so much easier as it avoids spending time looking for better options. It is very helpful platform for the growth of a company. Its analysis helps us in foreseeing situations that can be either good or bad and ensure that we think of a possible solution. Read full review Cons Up and down rankings were not always right on with the local search, but only off by one or two spots It felt like it was only used for local SEO, and I know there are more features, just never got to them. Didn't seem useful for every single client in the way Ahrefs or Spyfu did Read full review Their analytics are sub-par to other tools that I use. Their website can be a little clunky until you learn to navigate it. It takes a long time to be fully on-boarded and running on the platform with all information syncing together. Read full review Usability
There are some aspects of the scheduling of posts that could be more user friendly for the less tech-savvy users.
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Although their customer support has always contacted me, they have not always been helpful. Many times I've had reports or information disappear with them telling me they had no record of it, even when I had reports that the information was in there. There are times when their system did have bugs and the support was able to help me there. Overall, the support staff is there but they cannot always do much and need to wait for their development team to get back to them which often takes a long time.
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We have not had to contact support so there is nothing to say in response to this question. We are sure that if we needed to contact them we would be able to get any issues resolved quickly
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reached out to me about 3 weeks before signing up with BrightLocal. While all of their features were impressive, there were only about 3 features that I would have used.
wanted $200 per month for their service, which I found to be way overpriced for what I was wanting to use it for. I selected BrightLocal because it had the features I wanted at a lower price and then add ons. After using BrightLocal for a week and speaking with Becki, a customer service executive, I have discovered more features that I would use on BrightLocal than on
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Soci is a lot better. It’s more user friendly and it makes better for one platform to have all my accounts on
Read full review Return on Investment BrightLocal's ranking reports have helped us better serve our clients' SEO needs, especially local SEO. Reporting is nicely accomplished with their online client report dashboards. Negative: some of their software defects are glaringly obvious take forever to fix, creating a number of awkward moments when we talk our clients through their reports. Read full review Brandify allows us to analyze the reputation of the business and how happy our customers are with us. It is a affordable local marketing software. It has reliable and efficient support. Read full review ScreenShots