The Perks of a Premium Judy’s Book Listing

It came to my attention a few weeks ago that our partners are not fully aware of an important benefit for the businesses they list in Advice Local’s listing management solution. As you may know, we own Judy’s Book – and this powerful directory helps businesses to get found around the web. Judy’s Book Is a Premium Directory With Premium Listing Features Today I’m going to dig into each of the […Read More]

Google My Business Management Just Got Easier

At Advice Local, we’re all about our partners, we’re all about local search and we are definitely all about Google My Business (GMB). And why are we all about Google My Business? We’re glad you asked, let’s get to it! Google Owns Search Engine Market Share It’s simple – Google controls the web. According to Statista, as of April 2020 Google had 86.02% of the market share. While this number […Read More]

First-Class Conversational Voice App Technology Is Now Available

Our partners are our priority at Advice Local, and our newest technology, Voice Apps for Businesses, was created especially for them and the businesses they represent. Creating a conversational voice app makes it easy to provide the most important information about local businesses on devices supported by Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa. That’s right – we’re talking about Google Home and Amazon Echo. Whether the voice search user is on-the-go, […Read More]

COVID-19 Actions to Take on Your Client’s Business Listings

Now that most of us have been quarantined in our homes for 6 weeks or more, in Texas the time has come where consumers are going to stretch their legs just a bit again. While these looser restrictions haven’t rolled out across the entire country yet, they will be soon. Hopefully this will bring new and returning business to your customers’ store front and website. COVID-19 Is on Consumer Minds […Read More]

Mastering the Bing Places Dashboard and Business Listing in 2020

Local businesses need to be found — and Bing Places is a local profile that no business should forget. We’ve written before on how to create or claim a Bing Places listing. Today let’s explore the Bing Places for Business dashboard and how to manage your clients’ listings. Exploring the Bing Places Dashboard Did you know that 33% of people in the United States use Bing? While some forget about […Read More]

Is Google’s Latest Service Area Goof-Up Impacting Your Clients’ Google My Business Listings?

As you may or may not be aware, Google announced on November 5 that Google My Business (GMB) listings will now have a limit of 20 total service areas. This means any listings with more than 20 service areas specified will need to update their listings. Within the announcement, Google stated, “Businesses with more than 20 service areas will receive suggested updates to their service areas to cover the same […Read More]

How Mentions Help Google My Business Listings Surface in the Map Pack and Finder

These days, Google My Business is extremely important for any local SMB. I doubt you’ve used any business or been in any store recently that doesn’t have a Google My Business (GMB) listing. In fact, you’ve likely found some of the businesses or stores you’ve shopped at recently through Google My Business. Yet even though so many businesses have a GMB listing, not many understand the different nooks and crannies […Read More]

The Google BERT Update and What It Means for Local Businesses

By now, I’m sure you’ve probably heard about the BERT update to Google Search and maybe even wondered where Ernie is. Well, today I’m not talking about Sesame Street, but instead about how local businesses can benefit from the BERT update. To paraphrase Google, BERT is the biggest leap forward in the past five years and is one of the biggest leaps forward in the history of Search. While on […Read More]

What You Need to Know About Google My Business Spam

Spam on Google My Business (GMB) is a real problem — this is why all businesses and brands must monitor their GMB listing. Compared to the changes they make to their search engine, Google hasn’t done nearly as much to combat the rise of GMB spam. These unethical spam tactics used by competitors are putting local businesses who play by the rules at a disadvantage. According to a BrightLocal poll […Read More]

Niche Citations Build Trust Amongst Search Engines and Consumers

As you know, I’m all about helping local businesses get found online. While I would love to tell you ‘list it and forget it’ works like a charm, this is truly not the case. Building Trust Starts With a Solid Listing Management Foundation To build trust amongst search engines and consumers, you must have a few basic elements to get started. NAP (name, address and phone number) data related to […Read More]