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  • #2457
    Andrew Shotland
    Andrew Shotland
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    The market for Local SEO Tools (and SEO tools in general) is just as fragmented and confusing as rest of the Local Search Marketing industry. I thought it might be useful to use this space to keep track of what’s out there, get feedback from people actually using these tools and provide a resource for members seeking out new solutions. Here’s the list I have started. NOTE: I am working on some original research around these tools. By contributing to this topic, you agree to let me steal your genius ideas for the research. I’ll be sure to give you credit…in very small-sized font.

    Many of these tools do more than their categorization suggests. Like I said, confusing.

    Citation-Related Tools
    Get Found – GoDaddy’s new local listings syndication service
    GetListed.org – Acquired by some faceless borg of search marketing.
    Local Site Submit
    Moz Local – Congrats David! My initial review here.
    N.A.P. Hunter Lite – My new free citation research tool
    NapTuneListings – Just launched by Milestone Marketing – In Beta
    Single Platform – Owned by Constant Contact
    Synup
    Universal Business Listing
    WhiteSpark Local Citation Audit & CleanUp
    Yext

    Miscellaneous
    Google Local Search Weather Report
    Mike Blumenthal’s Amazing Google Places for Business Category Tool

    Rank Tracking
    Analytics SEO
    Authority Labs
    Bright Local
    Georanker
    GetStat
    LinkDex
    Local Search Tool
    LocalVox
    Moz Pro Ranking
    MySEOLabs
    My SEO Tool
    Places Scout
    RankAce
    RankTrackr
    RankWatch
    SERPScan
    Sycara
    SweetIQ
    UpCity
    WhiteSpark Local Rank Tracker – Go Darren!
    ZoomRank

    Review Services
    BazaarVoice – Retailer customer review solution
    ChatMeter – White label rep management platform
    Customer Lobby – SMB review management/generation – Go Ted!
    DemandForce – Intuit’s local review, email & social platform targeting Dentists, Auto and probably everyone by now
    Get Five Stars – Some local search geniuses (Mike Blumenthal & Don Campbell) brewed this tasty concoction up in the Local lab. Check it out.
    Grade.us – Let’s you create a “spiffy” reviews page that’s not hosted on your site
    Modern Comment – Mobile post-purchase review service. Listed only because Gib Olander started it. He’s no longer there, so fuck em.
    Vendasta – White label rep management platform

    Store Locator Builders
    Placeable
    Rio SEO
    SIM Partners’ Velocity
    Where2GetIt
    Yext Pages
    Yoast’s Local SEO for WordPress Plugin (No more juicy anchor text for you sir)

    I’ll add more later. Feel free to suggest more and provide feedback in the comments.

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    #2463
    Gregory T'Kint
    Gregory T’Kint
    Participant

    Great list. Do these work in the UK?

    #2489
    Andrew Shotland
    Andrew Shotland
    Moderator

    Most of the rank tracking tools & review services should but the citation services are all U.S.-based.

    #2499

    jason hobbs
    Member

    Fantastic list, surpassed solely by the sarcasm.

    I’m also a huge fan of get5stars. It’s a Genius idea and service. I tell everyone to use it.

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    #2502

    Phil Rozek
    Participant

    Nice list, Mr. Shotland.

    I’d throw Grade.us into the mix under “Review tools.” It lets you create a spiffy “reviews page” (that’s not hosted on your site).

    #2505
    Andrew Shotland
    Andrew Shotland
    Moderator

    Added

    #2508

    Mike Blumenthal
    Keymaster

    @Jaosn +1
    @Andrew -1

    #2535

    Todd Bialaszewski
    Participant

    Great list. A lot out there. I am interested in hearing peoples thoughts.

    We currently use Bright Local for the tracking and are pretty pleased, along with other tools. But one thing that is neat is ability to track how many times you appear in search results, whether your homepage, service page, yp listing etc etc. Great way of showing clients how we are building up their authority and search engine presence.

    Other tools may offer this, not sure.

    #2547
    Andrew Shotland
    Andrew Shotland
    Moderator

    Todd,

    AuthorityLabs has the ability to track multiple URLs, but you need to use their API to get at it in a usable fashion. A bunch of the other rank trackers should also have this capability.

    #2603

    Martin Maybruck
    Participant

    Great list!

    How about adding keyword research tools (for local)

    #2614
    Adam Dorfman
    Adam Dorfman
    Participant

    I don’t want to turn this forum into an arena of self promotion but I’d be remiss if I didn’t suggest adding SIM Partner’s Velocity platform to the Citation and Store Locator categories.

    #2626

    DemandForce, vomit.

    I love the idea of GetFiveStars, but have two major complaints/questions with it, and other similar review generation products.

    1) It appears GFS requires me to manually enter the client’s email into the product, which requires a duplication of effort if I’m also inputting their email into my practice management software and also into an email newsletter like Mailchimp. Demandforce (vomit!) used a small tool on my desktop to suck the client’s email out of my PM software automatically, which was cool.

    2) Besides duplicating effort, since GFS requires your staff to input the email, if they’re slackers and don’t do that for four or five days after the visit, your client might have long ago forgotten how awesome you are.

    3) GFS appears to only hit the client up once for a review. Demandforce (vomit!) and other products in my niche, pokes the client every time they visit (ie: repeatedly) thereby a) multiplying the possibility of a written review, and b) monitoring their satisfaction ongoing, instead of just once.

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