Congratulations to Our iPad Pro Winner!

Congratulations to Melanie Mock, our iPad Pro winner! At the beginning of March, we ran a social media campaign asking our followers to share the news of our rebranding using #AdviceLocal. After hundreds of tweets and Facebook shares, we used a random generator to pick our winner, and here she is! Melanie Mock is an English professor in Oregon. She is the author of the blog “Ain’t I a Woman” […Read More]

Google Announces New Analytics 360 Suite: First Impressions

What is the Google Analytics 360 Suite? On March 15th, Google announced a new paid-for measurement platform: the Google Analytics 360 Suite. The new interface mirrors the aesthetics of Google+ with image-centric product cards displayed in multi-columns. The product suite features four new products and two revamped products, all in an attempt to create a “complete measurement platform.” Essentially, this is a set of integrated marketing and data analytics products designed for […Read More]

Google Is Stopping All Side Page Ads

In a drastic move, Google has announced that they are stopping all side page ads for a more aesthetically pleasing user experience. Now only ¾ ads in top and bottom will be available for advertising real estate space. Now, why is this important? Well, it looks like it could impact organic and the local pack in a big way. While it is still very early, the team at Advice Local […Read More]

Four Bing Local Business Profile Setup Tips

At Advice Local, we value search engine optimization, and we know that we can optimize just about anything, including your Bing Local Business profile. We’ve put together a few tips to help you on your Internet marketing journey. 1. Claim Your Bing Local Business Profile All you need to do is log into Bing Local and participate in the verification process. This is the first, crucial step to taking charge […Read More]

How to Find Niche and Geo-Specific Business Directories

One of the most important lessons that businesses have learned since the introduction of Penguin is that the quality of your directory listings matters — a lot. If you have not yet cleaned up your directory link profile, now is the time to do so. One part of this process is to get rid of all junk links. The other part of this process is to keep or add good […Read More]

How to Submit Your Business to Acxiom

Editor’s Note: As of 12/2019 Acxiom is no longer a data aggregator and will not be accepting new submissions. Acxiom can help many businesses feed their information to a variety of high-quality directories such as Superpages, Google+ Local and more. Submitting a single listing to Acxiom can result in the publication of multiple listings, reducing the amount of time and effort needed for the same benefit. Learning how to submit […Read More]

The Most Important Free Search Engine Listings and Directories

There are a lot of companies out there that will tell you it’s imperative your company gets into all the free search engine listings and business directories known to man. And there are several submission tools you will find online that will do little more than bombard your inbox with paid submission services, link building strategies, SEO services and so on. There are several search engines where you’ll want to […Read More]

How to Use Pinterest for Local Search

We understand that business owners are constantly looking for ways to improve their local exposure. To that end, Advice Local would like to help you by combining the forces of Pinterest and local search. Pinterest is a social media site that is very popular today with real customers looking for real solutions and ideas. Maximize your local search rankings by following these tips: 1. Write a Great “About” Description Select […Read More]

Getting the Most Out of Your Free Local Business Directory Listings

In this hyper-competitive economic environment, breaking out of the pack to attract new customers is more challenging than ever before. But while you would expect each and every company owner to have already examined each and every potential new revenue stream, you’d be shocked how many business owners don’t invest in a local search strategy. Sure, they have websites that they update regularly, but that’s about it for a lot […Read More]

How to Create a Google Local Business Listing

If you’re a business owner who has decided to invest some time and effort into broadening your company’s online presence through local business directories, congratulations. You’ve taken an important step toward distinguishing yourself from the competition. Now, the next step is to determine which listings you want to be a part of. One that you should definitely be on is Google My Business. Here’s how to create a Google local […Read More]