Business Citations done Right!
October 27, 2016

Business Citations done Right!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with BrightLocal

We used Brightlocal as a tool to analyze our current positions within search engine local rankings as well as to check existing citations. The fact that Brightlocal can do all this under one solution really saves your organization time and money. Being shown how you rank against local competitors is invaluable and gives you LOTS of room for improving your rankings.
  • Local Citation Submission
  • Local SEO Competitor Reporting
  • Tracking Ranking Changes
  • Low cost submissions to all the Tier 1 and Tier 2 directories/sites
  • Their team is overseas so there may be a lag time in replies
  • If your location can not verify with a phone because of phone prompt menus, your options WILL be limited
  • Turn around time can often be 2-3 weeks
  • At 30 dollars per location, as a one-off cost, the ROI is great
  • Drive more traffic to your business
  • Increase brand awareness
Brightlocal is a well established company with a good reputation and after using them for over 15 locations I can safely say it was an easy and safe investment for my marketing efforts. Compared to other alternatives Brightlocal gives you the flexibility to spend on specific sites and directories and once those citations are created they are YOURS, you do not lose them once you stop paying Brightlocal.
If your business isn't SEO optimized at the local level for search engines then this is a wonderful tool to start to use. It is quick and you will often see results within 2-3 months tops. If your business is already listed consistently among all the tier 1 directories and websites then this can still be a great tool to monitor the competition and view areas where your business is NOT listed under. As always you can always improve against the local competition.

BrightLocal Feature Ratings

Keyword analysis
8
Backlink management
3
SERP ranking tracking
8
Competitive analysis
8
Task management
5
Local SEO
10
Multi-domain support
8
Integration with web analytics tools
6