Category: realtime

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]

Beat Out the Competition With These Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday Traffic-Driving Tips

November 19th, 2018 by

The holidays are just around the corner. With them comes visiting family and friends – and buying them presents, too! Retailers are already looking out for potential customers, not only for their brick-and-mortar locations – during Black Friday or Small Business Saturday® – but also online during Cyber Monday. It may seem hard for local businesses to compete with retail and online giants like Walmart, Amazon and Best Buy, but more and more consumers […Read More]

Voice Search Is Hot and So Is Our Newest Algorithm – The Voice Search Readiness Score

November 13th, 2018 by

Being a CEO has its perks, and one of those is getting to share product announcements and exciting company news – and today, a new algorithm we have integrated within our local presence management solution – the Voice Search Readiness Algorithm. And Yes, Our Voice Search Readiness Algorithm Is the First of Its Kind We help local businesses get found online, so the reason for creating this score is pretty clear! […Read More]

Reaching the Impatient Consumer Through SERPs, Listings and GMB – the Topic on Everyone’s Mind

November 9th, 2018 by

The digital era has come with many benefits. From easier ways to connect with people around the world, to getting anything delivered to your doorstep with just a click, consumers are now used to receiving what they want, when they want it and just the way they want it. Have you noticed that delivery dates keep getting shorter? That’s because this new type of consumer is impatient, just a bit! […Read More]

Is Too Local Really a Thing? The Latest on Local, Mobile, Content and GMB

November 2nd, 2018 by

Have I ever told you just how important optimizing and maintaining a business listing is? Just a couple of days ago, a few users began noticing that Google My Business listings for certain service area businesses didn’t appear to have a saved address. What now?! Turns out, Google’s guidelines were updated to incorporate the following statements: “You can no longer set your service area as a distance around your business. […Read More]