BrightLocal is great for local SEO
August 16, 2018

BrightLocal is great for local SEO

Jordan Comstock | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with BrightLocal

BrightLocal was used on a client by client basis. If it was a client that we wanted to focus on local SEO with, we would use BrightLocal. Many clients didn't have that need and we would use other SEO software for their needs, although BrightLocal does have many useful capabilities beyond local. That was its primary use case for me.
  • Track and monitor local SEO rankings
  • Build citations
  • Easy to navigate
  • 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
  • Positive because it makes our local clients happy and want to renew with us.
  • Positive for the price. I didn't manage the budget, but we were always happy to have the service so I know we were getting value from it.
  • Positive to see local rankings up
I like both of these SEO tools. Working in agency it was nice because I had access to both. At the current company I work at I use SpyFu because our focus is on key words more than local SEO. I would be happy to try out BrightLocal again in the future sometime though
The best scenario I can think of is local small business clients. They needed to be as high up in the local box as possible, and BrightLocal provided us easy ways to monitor that and track it. It was also a positive experience building citations through their builder. Citations went up, as well as rankings

BrightLocal Feature Ratings

Keyword analysis
Backlink management
SERP ranking tracking
Page grader
Competitive analysis
Site audit / diagnostics
Site recommendations
Task management
Local SEO
Social SEO
Mobile SEO
Global SEO
Not Rated
Multi-domain support
Integration with web analytics tools