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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
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Yext is great for bigger clients. If your client has a franchise of any kind, or even multiple locations, that's an ideal use case. For smaller clients, with one location that doesn't change a lot, Yext isn't as viable, and the effort to update maybe ten or fifteen listings would be worth it.
Read full review Pros 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 Yext is very, very user-friendly and easy to use. Yext provides information within the portal on how you can enhance your listings as well as how you can fix any issues with your listings that may exist. Yext's dedicated account managers can help you with any issues that may arise. For example our location pin on Apple Maps was wrong on one of our clinic listings and our Yext account manager reached out directly to Apple support and fixed the issue. Read full review Cons 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 Cost. This platform offers a lot of powerful features, but it has an expensive barrier to entry. Annual contracts limit flexibility for smaller companies The biggest drawback is that you need to keep your subscription active or listings/citation data will revert back to what it was pre-Yext implementation 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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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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Have been very impressed with the support we receive from Yext. I always feel I am listened to and if I have any problems or concerns they are quickly addressed. I have multiple ways to obtain support, either technical or strategic support, and they are responsive. I couldn't ask for more.
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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
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We use Yext and all the other products mentioned here. Yext overlaps a bit with
acknowledges Yext and thus makes it easy to avoid duplicated work. Each service provides a unique service that we use with our clients. We have been with Yext since its early days and at that time, they were a direct tool to manage a client's online footprint. Yext continues to upgrade its services providing new ways to help clients.
Read full review Return on Investment 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 Yext has absolutely strengthened our SEO performance and has driven leads that perform extremely well. Yext has improved our consultation show rate because all of the clinic information for each of our locations is accurate no matter which website our clients are using to search for the clinic info. Yext has allowed our organization to ensure the correct phone numbers are listed across the web, which increased the number of inbound leads that come into our Call Center. Read full review ScreenShots