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    Alternatives to Bright Local

    So long story short I am transitioning my customers rankings from my white label provider over to a new BL account I created. Suffice it to say it hasn't been a good experience.

    I want to LOVE BL, their tools look amazing, but it looks like I'll probably need to search for an alternative.

    Is there any other company that has similar offerings to BL?
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    Re: Alternatives to Bright Local

    I am in the process of launching Keyword Ranking Tool | Free SEO and Local Analysis | MySEOLabs that will allow you to do SEO analysis, Local analysis, citation research and most importantly keyword rank checking for both organic and local results. All the tools are free except the keyword ranking tool which is $0.25 per keyword.

    What other features are you looking for?
    Free Local Checklist
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    Re: Alternatives to Bright Local

    Quote Originally Posted by mborgelt View Post
    I am in the process of launching Keyword Ranking Tool | Free SEO and Local Analysis | MySEOLabs that will allow you to do SEO analysis, Local analysis, citation research and most importantly keyword rank checking for both organic and local results. All the tools are free except the keyword ranking tool which is $0.25 per keyword.

    What other features are you looking for?
    Keep in mind I haven't used BL yet, but I think it looks awesome and looked forward to using tools such as:

    Local SEO Checkup
    Google + Local Wizard
    Citation Tracker
    Review Biz
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    Re: Alternatives to Bright Local

    Quote Originally Posted by sodomojo View Post
    So long story short I am transitioning my customers rankings from my white label provider over to a new BL account I created. Suffice it to say it hasn't been a good experience.

    I want to LOVE BL, their tools look amazing, but it looks like I'll probably need to search for an alternative.
    Are you saying it won't work for you or the transition is problematic? If so, I assume you've contacted support for help? I would think their support would be very good.

    BrightLocal has some very rich features no one else has!

    I've not had time to look at Michael's software, but hope to when I get caught up.

    Have you looked at Places Scout? (Note only using an affiliate link because I donate consulting time to help develop and improve the software for everyone's benefit and am responsible for many of the features that Mark has added.) Scout's rank tracker is excellent and their Local SEO and competitive analysis features are really good. Plus they have citation finder and reputation management.
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    Re: Alternatives to Bright Local

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Buquet View Post
    Are you saying it won't work for you or the transition is problematic? If so, I assume you've contacted support for help? I would think their support would be very good.

    BrightLocal has some very rich features no one else has!

    I've not had time to look at Michael's software, but hope to when I get caught up.

    Have you looked at Places Scout? (Note only using an affiliate link because I donate consulting time to help develop and improve the software for everyone's benefit and am responsible for many of the features that Mark has added.) Scout's rank tracker is excellent and their Local SEO and competitive analysis features are really good. Plus they have citation finder and reputation management.
    The issue is that I have an open trouble ticket (from 7 days ago), with all the information needed to transfer these accounts to my BL account 5 days ago, and though I have sent 5 emails, I've only had 1 reply (after the first) and that was 4 days ago.

    Yep I have PS as well. I prefer the BL ranking and would love to keep the history I have in their system, plus I am really interested in all their other programs.

    I don't mean to turn this into a bash on BL, I WANT TO WORK WITH THEM! I just need alternatives because it doesn't appear that it will work out.
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    Re: Alternatives to Bright Local

    Please use my contact form and email me about this and reference link to this thread so I don't have to look it up. I'll forward to Myles at BrightLocal and see if support can help you get this resolved. (I'd just send Myles to this thread but then he would not know your real name or email to help.)

    No sense giving up if it's what you want. Let's see if they can get it working for you.
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    Re: Alternatives to Bright Local

    I have used BL for best part of a year now and their support is normally very good. Give them another nudge.

    Having said that, I read a couple of 'gurus' who said that scraping the internet for rankings could actually count against a client. It has given me serious reservations about whether or not I should be providing regular ranking reports in this way.

    Anyone else got any thoughts?
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    Re: Alternatives to Bright Local

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Buquet View Post
    Please use my contact form and email me about this and reference link to this thread so I don't have to look it up. I'll forward to Myles at BrightLocal and see if support can help you get this resolved. (I'd just send Myles to this thread but then he would not know your real name or email to help.)

    No sense giving up if it's what you want. Let's see if they can get it working for you.
    Just emailed you.
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    Re: Alternatives to Bright Local

    @Sodomojo - Myles from BrightLocal here.

    I have sent you an email reply to this so hopefully you'll see that. I also wanted to publicly reply here to explain how we have tackled this.

    Excerpt from email -

    Sorry you didn't get a reply from us yesterday. Google made a big update to Google+ today which was unexpected and is affecting some of our tools so it's been all hands to the pump to fix that.

    Also I wasn't aware of the urgency of your required changes. The request you gave us was the first time we've been asked to do this for a customer so we've had to plan how to approach it best. We actually took the decision to create a re-usable system should another customer ask for the same thing. This took longer to build but means it's very fast for us to again the next time - no technical/developer time needed.
    So the delays weren't us being sloppy but us choosing to take the best long-term approach. I'm sorry if that caused you problems but we really weren't aware of the urgency.
    We have made these changes for you now and your clients & reports are now in your account. Please double check they are all there and let us know if we missed any.
    Apologies again for the delay.
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    Re: Alternatives to Bright Local

    Thanks Myles - you rock!

    I knew there was a solution and you'd come through as always.

    And makes sense the update would shake things up for you and cause extra work. Of course making the software work for all when Google changes things has to be a priority, so thanks for explaining that too.
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