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Feature Set Ratings

    SEO

    6.7

    BrightLocal

    67%

    LocaliQ

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    BrightLocal ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Keyword analysis

    7.0
    70%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Backlink management

    4.0
    40%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SERP ranking tracking

    7.5
    75%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Page grader

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Competitive analysis

    7.5
    75%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Site audit / diagnostics

    10.0
    100%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Site recommendations

    6.6
    66%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Task management

    3.1
    31%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SEO Channels

    8.5

    BrightLocal

    85%

    LocaliQ

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    BrightLocal ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Local SEO

    8.5
    85%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social SEO

    7.9
    79%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile SEO

    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Global SEO

    7.7
    77%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SEO Platform & Account Management

    9.2

    BrightLocal

    92%

    LocaliQ

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    BrightLocal ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Multi-domain support

    8.5
    85%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with web analytics tools

    10.0
    100%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email & Online Marketing

    BrightLocal

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    LocaliQ

    79%
    LocaliQ ranks higher in 9/9 features

    WYSIWYG email editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    4 Ratings

    Dynamic content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings

    Ability to test dynamic content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    2 Ratings

    Landing pages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    4 Ratings

    A/B testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Mobile optimization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings

    Email deliverability reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    9 Ratings

    List management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    4 Ratings

    Triggered drip sequences

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    3 Ratings

    Lead Management

    BrightLocal

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    LocaliQ

    79%
    LocaliQ ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Lead nurturing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    4 Ratings

    Lead scoring and grading

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    4 Ratings

    Data quality management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Automated sales alerts and tasks

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    3 Ratings

    Campaign Management

    BrightLocal

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    LocaliQ

    78%
    LocaliQ ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Calendaring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings

    Event/webinar marketing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    2 Ratings

    Social Media Marketing

    BrightLocal

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    LocaliQ

    85%
    LocaliQ ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Social sharing and campaigns

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings

    Social profile integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    BrightLocal

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    LocaliQ

    81%
    LocaliQ ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    5 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    2 Ratings

    Platform & Infrastructure

    BrightLocal

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    LocaliQ

    85%
    LocaliQ ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Customizability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • BrightLocal is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    BrightLocal

    85%
    14 Ratings
    8.0

    LocaliQ

    80%
    6 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.5

    BrightLocal

    75%
    4 Ratings

    LocaliQ

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    BrightLocal

    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.
    Gary Shouldis | TrustRadius Reviewer

    LocaliQ

    I believe that ThriveHives' business model is perfectly suited to smaller, but growing companies and start-ups. They have priced their services at a reasonable level for these businesses. I think ThriveHive trains their people thoroughly on the workings of search engines, so that their coaches really have a good handle on how to help you improve your internet, as well as your non-internet, presence. Additionally, since search engines continuously change and tweak their algorithms, I think ThriveHive does a good job at staying in step with the changes.
    Jeff Siegel | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    BrightLocal

    • 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.
    Sarah Nelson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    LocaliQ

    • Allows quick and painless marketing tasks to be completed using their platform.
    • Can publish blog posts and other content to your website with ease.
    • Provides super helpful content and guidance on marketing with resources that a small business would never be able to afford on its own.
    • Access to a marketing coach that helps solve common marketing tasks and provides guidance and advice specific to your business but with the knowledge of what works with other businesses.
    David Elmasian | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    BrightLocal

    • 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
    Jordan Comstock | TrustRadius Reviewer

    LocaliQ

    • While they have made great strides in their actual email content builder, it is still the largest area for improvement
    • Certain web edits can only be done by them on the back-end, which requires waiting to chat with a representative from support during regular business hours
    • Reporting could be more robust, and the ability to export those reports does not exist.
    Tiffany Holmes | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    BrightLocal

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $29 per month

    BrightLocal Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Single Business Plan$291
    Multi Business Plan$491
    SEO Pro Plan$791
    Just Reviews Plan$81
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details
    BrightLocal offers custom enterprise plans for businesses with more than 100 locations.

    LocaliQ

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    LocaliQ Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Support Rating

    BrightLocal

    BrightLocal 7.5
    Based on 4 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    LocaliQ

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    BrightLocal

    Thryv 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. Thryv 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 Thryv.
    Danielle Hamlin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    LocaliQ

    ThriveHive offered the most features at the best price when I set up my site. The ongoing support is great as well.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    BrightLocal

    • 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.
    Tim Colling | TrustRadius Reviewer

    LocaliQ

    • They have dramatically increased my business. I'm very satisfied regarding the return on my investment. The employees really care about providing quality service.
    • They continually educate me about social media and website visibility.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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