Category: local business listings

The Perks of a Premium Judy’s Book Listing

July 31st, 2020 by

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]

Mastering the Bing Places Dashboard and Business Listing

January 9th, 2020 by

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]

Ways to Give a Little Help on Yelp for Local Businesses

December 19th, 2019 by

If your clients’ businesses aren’t actively using Yelp, they should be. And it all starts with creating a Yelp business listing. Once the listing is created, there is so much more you can do to improve the Yelp listing for the businesses you manage. Yelp Profile Optimization Tips & Tricks You can really make your clients shine on Yelp. Let’s explore how. Give as Much Business Information as Possible on […Read More]

The Ins and Outs of Online Visibility for Local Businesses

April 29th, 2019 by

The days of competing with local businesses via storefront window displays and newspaper ads are long gone. Sure, traditional methods of advertising still hold value, but it’s pretty much impossible for any business to survive without online visibility – particularly a local business. It’s just the way of the world nowadays. Without an optimized presence online, local businesses will struggle to stay relevant and appeal to local customers. In fact, […Read More]

Do Manual Citation Submissions Perform Better Than Data Aggregator Submissions?

April 22nd, 2019 by

To get found online, small and large businesses alike need to create and claim online listings (also referred to as local citations). It’s a surefire way to attract customers online and present accurate data to search engines. Plus, businesses can ensure that their online data, like their name, address and phone number (NAP), is accurate. However, creating all of a business’ listings, from Google My Business to Bing and everything […Read More]

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Directories

October 17th, 2018 by

Directories can exist online or offline. For example, the Yellow Pages is a printed directory you would use to find the phone number for the pizza place. Think of online directories as the online version of the Yellow Pages – which also has an online directory! – but with a ton of useful additional information about a business. Today, we are going to explore online directories, what makes a directory […Read More]

Why Citation Quality is More Important than Quantity for Local Search

October 3rd, 2017 by

For businesses trying to cultivate a strong local presence online, building a collection of quality citations is crucial. Authoritative citations can improve a business’ visibility and help it rise above competitors in search results. Why Citation Quality is More Important than Quantity for #LocalSearch via @Advice_Local Click To Tweet That said, there are plenty of issues caused by getting as many online mentions as possible without worrying about citation quality. […Read More]

Local Presence Management Best Practices: Multiple Practitioners at One Location and Solo Practitioners

August 30th, 2017 by

Consistency, accuracy and clarity are the most important elements of a business’ online data. For practitioners like doctors and lawyers, local presence management can be trickier than it would be for typical local businesses – especially when multiple practitioners work at a single organization. However, both solo practitioners with a unique address and multiple practitioners who share one location face local presence concerns that are unique to practitioners. To deal […Read More]

5 Reasons You Need to List Local Business Hours Online

August 15th, 2017 by

You already know that businesses need to maintain accurate NAP data (name, address, and phone number) online, but have you thought about how additional business details can improve visibility and attract consumers? For instance, have you considered why local businesses need to advertise their hours of operation online? That includes listing hours on the business’ website as well as in other local citations and business listings. 5 Reasons You Need […Read More]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: How Directory Listings Impact a Business’ Search Rankings

July 14th, 2017 by

You’ve probably heard a thing or two about directory listings by now. Maybe you know that it’s important for local businesses to submit their details and optimize directory listings, but aren’t sure what the big deal is if a business isn’t listed in these online directories. For instance, what happens to businesses that don’t have any citations at all? Or that only have a few directory listings? What if some […Read More]