Last Updated March 28, 2017
The market for Local SEO Tools is just as fragmented and confusing as the rest of the Local Search Marketing industry. We use this space to keep track of what’s out there. We’d love your feedback on any of these in the comments.
Yext PowerListings(affiliate link)
Yext Powerlistings can automatically update your business’ information across 50+ of the top local search sites out there including GoogleMyBusiness, Facebook, Yelp, Yahoo Local, SuperPages and more. They also now do review monitoring and analytics. It’s not free but the amount of time it can save you is huge. Check it out here.
Here’s their fancy graphic showing where they send their data:
Full Disclosure: We get paid every time someone buys a Powerlisting via that link. It’s not much, but it helps keep the lights on at the blog – and we do think it’s a great service. Ok, end of shill.
Many of these tools do more than their categorizations suggest. Like I said, confusing.
Citation-Related Tools/Business Listings Management
Qiigo.com – Pronounced “Key-Go”
Single Platform – Owned by Constant Contact
Whitespark Local Citation Finder: Excellent tool that finds citations for top-ranked businesses for specific local queries in Google
Local Rank Tracking Tools
Catalyst EMarketing Tools: Linda Buquet has a great selection of nifty free local SEO tools including a lat/lon checker and a rank checker.
WhiteSpark Local Rank Tracker – Go Darren!
Customer Review Management Services
BazaarVoice – Retailer customer review solution
BirdEye – Generate reviews & publish your Yelp and other 3rd party reviews on your own profiles.
Broadly – Josh Melick’s & Assaf Arkin’s start-up
ChatMeter – 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.
OnDemandReviews – They get customer reviews for you
Vendasta – Rep management platform
Store Locator Builders
ClickX – Online Lead Generation for Local Businesses
Txtio.com – The most affordable self-serve bulk SMS/MMS software on the market. Instant access. No short codes. No Monthly Fee. Pay as you go.
White Label Local SEO Services – from Local SEO Guide!
We’ll add more later. Feel free to suggest more and provide feedback in the comments.