Category: Listing Management

Foursquare’s Update Is Causing Delays in Business Data Syndication

July 14th, 2022 by

Last week we looked at why voice search optimization needs to be prioritized. Today we’re talking about an important update involving Foursquare. Foursquare Syndication Delays – What It Means for Local Businesses You may know that Factual joined forces with data aggregator Foursquare in early 2020. At Advice Local, we had already included both Factual and Foursquare within our business listing management solution prior to their merger. In fact, today […Read More]

How Listing Management Delivers Results for Your Clients

March 16th, 2022 by

Last week we detailed some best practices for writing business listing descriptions. This week it’s time to take a closer look at how listing management works. Improving Search Visibility With Listing Management While we’ve talked extensively about the importance of citations and listing management in recent months, we’ve spent far less time on just how the process delivers results for local businesses. To put it simply, a citation is a […Read More]

Best Practices for Writing Business Listing Descriptions

March 10th, 2022 by

Last week we discussed why local businesses need solutions for mapping apps and in-dash navigation. This week our theme is a task that’s often overlooked – writing business descriptions for your clients’ business listings. Are You Optimizing the Business Listing Descriptions You Are Writing for Clients? Business descriptions are needed everywhere, from Google Business Profile (GBP) and Bing Places to Yelp and LinkedIn. As an Advice Local partner, it’s probably […Read More]

Get Listed on the Popular Mapping Apps with Advice Local

October 28th, 2021 by

Last week we looked at how using Google EAT (expertise, authoritativeness and trustworthiness) in combination with structured data can improve visibility in search and maps. This week we’ve got more maps-related updates, with a focus on mapping apps and the business data consumers find in these apps. Map Listings Matter to Local Businesses Location-specific searches are now a ubiquitous part of most smartphone users’ daily search habits. Whether it is […Read More]

Why Is Listing Management Important for Businesses?

September 30th, 2021 by

Last week we discussed Google pursuing verticalization through a growing list of Google My Business (GMB) attributes. Today we’re going to look into just why listing management is so important for businesses. Why Does Listing Management Matter for Businesses? As you know, business listing management is a key focus of what we do at Advice Local. We help agencies like yours ensure your business clients have accurate name, address and […Read More]

Consumers’ Trust of Business Listings – And How They Are Used

September 16th, 2021 by

We’ve talked a lot about Google My Business lately and just last week we tackled Apple Maps, their decision to prioritize the user experience – and how this will impact your local business clients. This week we’re taking a look at business listings, bad data, how it’s created and why to keep it updated. How Consumers Use Business Listings We know that Google expects to see accurate business listings, but […Read More]

Local Profiles Need Updating to Include COVID Delta Variant Precautions

August 10th, 2021 by

With COVID-19 numbers on the rise due to the Delta variant, it may be a good time to make sure the safety precautions your local business customers are taking are updated on their local profiles. Update These Local Profiles to Include COVID-19 Safety Precautions We actually talked with you last week about optimizing local profiles on Yelp, Bing & Google My Business. This week we are covering the added features […Read More]

Getting the Basics of Yelp, Bing & Google My Business Right

August 3rd, 2021 by

Today we’re going to take you back… back to the basics, because you have to get the basics right when it comes to helping your clients place in local searches. We’re going to cover the basics of listing management. We have an entire series on the basics of SEO, so we’ll skip covering that today. Our Basics of SEO Series Will Guide You Optimizing a Local Business Presence for Search […Read More]

Why Every Local Business Needs An Apple Maps Listing

July 6th, 2021 by

Our team just attended the Rocks Digital Marketing Conference, as they do every year. For our agency partners that attended, it was great to see you online. Today we’re going to share the highlights from Eric Shanfelt of Local Marketing Institute’s presentation, Why and How to Claim an Apple Maps Listing. Why You Need to Claim the Apple Maps Listing Andrew Shotland of Local SEO Guide estimates there are 100 […Read More]

DexKnows Joins Advice Local’s Data Amplifier Network

June 3rd, 2021 by

We’re dedicated to providing the best listing management solutions available to our agency, brand and local marketing partners. And when we get the chance to add a new high-quality directory to our Data Amplifier Network, we jump on it. DexKnows Is Now Available in Advice Local’s Listing Management Solution Today we get to share that DexKnows has been added to our network. For all of our platform partners, if you […Read More]