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    Yext Duplicate Listing Suppression Service

    Has anyone tried this yet from Yext? I know that they have been working on this initiative for a while, planning on taking a look at it today, I will let you know what I find out.

    Here is the email:

    Hi Chris,
    Today we’re excited to announce Duplicate Suppression, a revolutionary new PowerListings® feature that lets you easily suppress duplicate local business listings on 45 leading local search apps. For the first time ever, you can instantly see automatically suggested duplicate listings and instruct a publisher directly to redirect or suppress it.
    As a professional marketer you know how big a problem duplicate records of businesses are for the ecosystem - and how much time and money they are costing you and your clients. This scalable, effective solution will save you countless hours and resources and solve the huge problem at the publisher level. As a Yext Partner, you are among the first professional marketers to receive this new capability.
    Once activated, this powerful new feature will appear right in your Yext account. To see how Duplicate Suppression works, contact your representative, or partnersupport@yext.com to set up a demo today.
    Onward!
    The Yext Team

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    re: Yext Duplicate Listing Suppression Service

    I would definitely be interested to hear what you find out and how it turns out. Thanks for sharing.
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    re: Yext Duplicate Listing Suppression Service

    Yeah, I will let you know - I have an email into my account manager already. I was just about ready to stop my services with Yext, but if this is a good solution it may help me justify the $42 per month, per account that I spend with them.
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    re: Yext Duplicate Listing Suppression Service

    OK, I just did a join.me meeting with my account manager on this. It is fairly straightforward in terms of how you actually suppress the listing.

    Basically you just go to each site listing that Yext has for you in your dashboard, the system automatically looks for dupes and with a click of a button you can submit it for deletion. If the system does not find the dupe, then you can submit the URL of the known dupe and it will be sent to their folks for deletion. He says that it takes about 24-72 hours for the deletion of the dupe to happen, with the exception of Yahoo which could take up to a week. Your dashboard will show you the real-time status of your deletion request.

    One question that I had and a possible draw back is what if the dupe is already claimed? This isn't that big of an issue if it is claimed by the business owner (sometimes) but can be a big issue if it is controlled by a IYP like SuperPages, Dex, etc. He did say that they are blocked from already claimed listings, but he wanted to double check that and will get back to me on the issue.

    This I thought was interesting, part of the Powerlistings Uber package (that is the name of the new suppression package) is a service that actually sends the updated listings data back to the aggregators (info group, axiom). So that basically they are fed from Yext updated listing information, which could prevent more dupes from being published in the future. So let's say a directory site buys a new data package from one of these aggregators, hypothetically the list they buy will have been updated (from Yext) to remove previous dupes and the directory will then publish the updated, correct data instead of adding the dupes back in.

    Now, the cost stuff. They have restructured their pricing packages but made it clear that they will work with previous partners to not disrupt our pricing model too much. You now are buying licenses instead of per customer packages. They do ask that you pay for your licenses upfront for a year, but if a client leaves you, you can use that license for a different customer. They will give you the option to pay quarterly if you buy a minimum of $5k worth of licenses. He told me that the new packages on average are about 25% higher priced than the normal power listings package.

    PowerListings Uber:

    1 license - $565 (each)
    5 licenses - $500
    10 licenses - $440
    20 licenses - $410
    50 licenses - $375

    There is also an annual partner fee of $299.

    I think I may try it out and see how it works for a couple of my nightmare citation clients, if it is as easy as promised it may be worth it.

    What do you guys think?

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    re: Yext Duplicate Listing Suppression Service

    Thanks for sharing. I still would be interested how well it works after you try it out.
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    re: Yext Duplicate Listing Suppression Service

    Thanks for the update. Please let us know how it works. I'm very curious.

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    re: Yext Duplicate Listing Suppression Service

    Very curious on how well it actually works. Are you sure the rep said these dupes get deleted? The term suppression (as in the name of the feature), does not insinuate that the dupe will be deleted.

    If I suppress something stinky by putting something nice and shiny on top, I still have something stinky lurking below. Now Google, she has a very sensitive sense of smell. Wouldn't want her to catch a whiff.
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    re: Yext Duplicate Listing Suppression Service

    Quote Originally Posted by Blake Denman View Post
    Very curious on how well it actually works. Are you sure the rep said these dupes get deleted? The term suppression (as in the name of the feature), does not insinuate that the dupe will be deleted.

    If I suppress something stinky by putting something nice and shiny on top, I still have something stinky lurking below. Now Google, she has a very sensitive sense of smell. Wouldn't want her to catch a whiff.
    Yeah, I hear ya. However, Yext has had pretty close relationships for a while with these directories and are very good at getting listings to appear fast, so I am hoping that they are just as good at getting rid of them, fast.

    I believe the term suppress can also mean "to do away with or as by authority: abolish; stop". I am being optimistic but I do think that Yext probably has a better chance of solving this problem than others in the space.

    Will let you know more as I start using the tool.
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    re: Yext Duplicate Listing Suppression Service

    Andrew did a detailed post about it and usually has the inside scoop.

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    re: Yext Duplicate Listing Suppression Service

    Are the dupes permanently deleted or just suppressed as long as you are using Yext? Meaning, do they come back the moment you cancel your Yext subscription?

    ---------- Post Merged at 09:48 AM ---------- Previous Post was at 09:46 AM ----------

    Ah, just read the article from Andrew Shotland and got my answer: "If you cancel your Yext subscription, you unlock the dupe suppression and it is likely that over time the dupes will reappear"
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