Category: realtime

Google My Business Management Just Got Easier

July 24th, 2020 by

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

July 10th, 2020 by

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]

Breakthrough Voice Profile Technology Is Now Available on Judy’s Book

June 12th, 2020 by

Today I am excited to share with you that our directory, Judy’s Book, now has integrated voice search capabilities within the business listings on the site. The business listing entity data is available and visible to voice search engines and voice devices. Keep reading to see how it works. Advice Local’s Presence Engine Applies Voice Profile Technology  Each business listed in Advice Local’s technology has all of the following applied […Read More]

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

May 1st, 2020 by

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]

Local Search Hot Topics for 2019 to Bring in 2020

December 23rd, 2019 by

As 2020 approaches, we’re looking back at Advice Local’s most popular blogs from the past year. As you’ll see, Google My Business (GMB) is quite a popular topic and will almost certainly continue to be. Make sure you’re prepared for 2020 by brushing up on everything that was hot from the past 12 months! Trending Topics From 2019 to Prepare for 2020 Readers found these ten articles to be the […Read More]

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

November 22nd, 2019 by

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]

The Google BERT Update and What It Means for Local Businesses

November 8th, 2019 by

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]

Niche Citation Building – Now Available for the Healthcare and Legal Verticals

August 21st, 2019 by

Starting today, Advice Local partners can begin building niche citations for the local businesses they represent in the healthcare and legal verticals with our local presence management solution. Niche Citation Building Builds Trust As you know, submitting a local business’ data on authoritative sites is a must to help local businesses get found. We’re helping local businesses get found on niche directories, too. Sites like RateMDs and FindLaw help businesses […Read More]

The Top Hits of 2018 to Help You Conquer Local Search in 2019 and Beyond

December 18th, 2018 by

As hard to believe as it is, it’s almost 2019! While the new year is bound to have plenty in store for the local search world with new innovations and trends, it’s important to remember all of the ground covered by Advice Local in 2018. Local Search is Forever Changed – Use These Top 18 Articles to Prepare for 2019 These 18 articles topped the charts in the hearts and […Read More]

Get the Scoop – The Google My Business API v4.3 Is Here

November 30th, 2018 by

Just this week, Google announced that they have updated their API for the third time this year. Google My Business API v4.3 is here, and we’re excited about it! Google My Business API v4.3 Is a Winner – Here’s Why There are quite a few components of the GMB v4.3 update to unpack, and simply put, these new, highly effective features further optimize GMB listings. Let’s get started. Using Questions and […Read More]