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The Latest in Local Listing Management – Citation Services Compared

The Latest in Local Listing Management – Citation Services ComparedWhen you’re shopping around for goods or services online, it’s only natural to compare. And when it comes to finding the right local listing management company, it’s the same. You’ll have pertinent questions: Are you getting the best value for your money? What about quality? Sure, local listing management companies and citation services might not be a pair of shoes, but when looking at the competition, these questions are just as important.

You want to know you’re getting the very best possible solution when buying online – and our agency, and our franchise and brand partners are looking for the same thing. Comparing local listing management companies and citation services before deciding on one is not only common sense, it’s actually smart, smart, smart!

Let This Ultimate Citation Services Comparison Chart Be Your Guide

There’s a multitude of companies out there offering citation services, including Synup, Yext, Whitespark, Moz Local, BrightLocal, and us of course – Advice Local. So which one is the best? Visit Advice Local to [find out].

The Voice Search Generation Is Changing Local Search Optimization

The Voice Search Generation Is Changing Local Search OptimizationVoice search is now a reality – it’s pretty much taking over without a care in the world. I’ve been hinting at this for several years now, but did anyone hear? Perhaps it required a bit too much reading between the lines back then.

Businesses and brands have had plenty of time to prepare. But who took action? Unfortunately, very few. People don’t like change because it requires changing up strategies that have been working. I get that – but it’s time to come to terms with the fact that voice-enabled devices and digital assistants are changing how we do SEO. Strategies that once worked are slowly being phased out – painful but true. Google and consumers want and expect more from local businesses, brands, and their websites.

I’m sure you are familiar with Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana or Alexa – the powerhouses of voice search. Every year we watch as the big tech brands launch the newest features available within their product suite. It’s just mind-blowing what these voice-enabled devices can do now! Just a couple of months ago, Google Assistant made a real call during a presentation to set up a hair appointment. This is only one example of what these voice assistants can do – and, it’s only the beginning. Visit to [read more].

Franchises Need Local Listing Management, Too – Here’s Why

Franchises Need Local Listing Management, Too – Here’s WhyFranchises, more than many other kinds of businesses, need to be on top of their local presence online. Between managing dozens or even hundreds of different listings, responding to reviews, and touching base with their respective communities, franchise companies have their work cut out for them.

That’s why they need local listing management partners to help bear the load. Let’s talk about why.

Local SEO Is Not Just a Passing Fancy – And “Near Me” Is Also Here to Stay

Today, almost every aspect of society is focused around a mobile, digital world. When people need to find a service or product, they immediately turn to their smart devices. Local businesses and brands realize that they need to be a part of this digital landscape, but when it comes to managing their online reputation and digital presence, some franchises are falling behind. Visit Advice Local to [read more].

Making Local Search Trends Simple in 2018 Infographic

Making Local Search Trends Simple in 2018 InfographicAs you know, I’m passionate about local search and making it as simple as possible. I even have an entire content series called “Local Search Made Easy” dedicated to this focus.

Today, we are taking it a step further and providing you with an infographic on 2018 local search trends to back it up even more.

We’re All About Local Search Made Easy

When it comes to improving local search results placement and optimizing a business’ local presence online, there are five must-haves for getting found online. Visit Advice Local to [read more] and access the infographic.

Why Agencies Need Local Listing Management Partners

Why Agencies Need Local Listing Management PartnersWhen you’re running your own agency, you rely on your team on a daily basis. These are the web developers, graphic artists, SEO experts and content creators that keep your agency afloat, and without them, business would be much more challenging.

However, what most agency owners don’t realize is that their tech guys aren’t the only people who can give their company the boost it needs. Agencies often refuse additional services because they want to save money or keep everything in-house. But in reality, refusing the help of third party providers, like a local listing management partner, can actually cost them time and money.

Today I want to talk to you about why agencies, no matter how big or small they may be, can benefit from partnering with a local listing service. It’s not just about the time and the money; it’s about making your agency the best it can be. Visit Advice Local to [read more].