Citation Cleanup in a Nutshell – It’s Time to Clean Up That Dirty Data

When it comes to bad data or dirty data, just the sight of it gets my goat! It’s my mission – and my company’s – to clean up citations around the web. The reason is simple: Local citations can make or break a business’ online presence. That’s why they are so important to me and the team at Advice Local. When a business’ data is accurate, citations are a great […Read More]

The Latest in Local Listing Management – Citation Services Compared

When you’re shopping around for goods or services online, it’s only natural to compare. And when it comes to finding the right local listing management company, it’s the same. You’ll have pertinent questions: Are you getting the best value for your money? What about quality? Sure, local listing management companies and citation services might not be a pair of shoes, but when looking at the competition, these questions are just as […Read More]

How to Find and Fix Inaccurate Citations for a Local Business

When it comes to improving visibility and getting found online, local citations play a critical role for local businesses. Remember, a local citation is any mention of a business’ name, address, and phone number (NAP) online. There are several ways to optimize business listings online, but consistent NAP data is at the basis of all high-quality citations. In fact, 73% of consumers lose trust in a local business when they […Read More]

Part Two: How to do Local SEO

Related Blog Post: What is a Local Citation? By Rachel Morgan UPDATE: Advice Local has surpassed 1,000,000 manual local citation submissions! Expectations are the foundation for any Local SEO campaign as was detailed in this blog post. After these critical expectations have been set and understood on both sides, the data gathering gets underway. Get to know the point of contact within the organization; this includes the contact name, email […Read More]

Something to Share…

When you are an active business, one thing to keep in mind are the business reviews that customers leave for you.  These reviews are great when you are sharing information.  For example, you can monitor the reviews that are being left for you at Google, Yahoo, Manta, Insider Pages or City Search (to name a few) with the use of any of the several review monitoring tools. Then, when you […Read More]

How Do Citations Work?

Citations are the lifeblood of your local listings. Meaning without them, don’t expect to rank too well. What are citations? Citations are where your business information is placed on other website. An example would be your listing on Yelp. The Google Bot will go over to help and find our business information like Business Name, Phone Number, Address and URL. If it all matches up, then this is a “citation.” […Read More]