- Jun 28, 2012
Moved to the tools forum, just realized this was posted in Local Search.
You do have to deal with duplicates on your own, that is true.Correct me if I'm wrong, but Moz local can distribute your data to the big 4, but if there's a duplicate or incorrect listing, you still gotta take care of that.
Plus, as appropriate, you still gotta take care of the phone verification, right?
All of our clients go through Moz Local. The 3 main data aggregators (4 I guess if you count new-player Factual) are very important for NAP consistency. Plus, you get pushes to the local search directories they serve, local search directories that don't have any other way to submit to listings.SEO MOZ is probably a good tool for a New business which is trying to create and distribute its data (NAP) around directories. I have not seen any reviews on this tool, and in my opinion it lacks a lot of features. IN the other hand it still has its bugs, for instance, It might show business has listings in axciom, foursquare, yellow pages, etc.. but then it fails to show the YELP, instead its says data is not available, or fix the problem.
I have cleaned most wrong citations of a company i am working for but there is not improvement in the Local, as a matter of fact i can see fake businesses, businesses with wrong citations get a higher position.
Factual is not a new player, was there long time ago but somehow was not active. I still dont have any idea what MOZ Local is trying to advertise or help with, to me if someone hires The SEO guy should be able to submit the data to the aggregators without using MOZ. I would not use SEO MOZ, it is just waste of money, and that is my idea for now, hopefully i will change it later On=)) The whole idea of local SEO is to spend time submitting the business to the directories manually, a big portion of it.You do have to deal with duplicates on your own, that is true.
I don't believe there's any phone verification for the sites Moz Local distributes to.
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All of our clients go through Moz Local. The 3 main data aggregators (4 I guess if you count new-player Factual) are very important for NAP consistency. Plus, you get pushes to the local search directories they serve, local search directories that don't have any other way to submit to listings.
Moz Local is not a competitor with Yext. It serves a different function.
But you bring up a good point about the features and I hope there are more in the works. You should let them know the features you would like, although I don't know where you would do that.
In all fairness, no tool is going to find all your existing citations. Even google has a hard time crawling some of these citation sites.I've been a paid member ($2 per month) for a month or two after first learning about it here. I've done a few trial orders for fixing bad NAP or merging duplicate listings. So far, I'd say the jury is still out because the results aren't yet showing up.
I'd say it's less likely than more likely to work out, though. Its analysis of our citations and whether or not our sites have citations aren't very accurate.
So nobody seems to be addressing a major issue with these tools... and I for one would like more info.
When you use their services, they own the listings. If you end your agreement with them, your listings revert to the pre-service state. This can cause significant loss of traffic, right?
Does anyone have a list of the local tools that includes who owns the listings and who has a right to revert them if you leave?