• david oremland

    Depressing news imho. A significant number of directory sites that are helpful to smb’s as citation sources vis a vis Google are now tied to yext’s monetized plan. Yet Yext has holes and its “bang for the buck” is questionable let alone its a yearly fee. If one doesn’t renew with yext one could lose all those citations.

    I wonder how google will factor all of these changes? One thing for a variety of smb sites…is that the actual traffic from these various directories is pretty miserable.

    Meanwhile, so many mapping services and apps have surged past a “sleepy” mapquest. Man, they missed the boat.

  • asim alvi

    First local.com and now mapquest.com goes out of range of small business who don`t want to pay $500 every year. @davidoremland:disqus is right, Yext does have loop holes in their system. I am currently working on a few clients who used Yext services but not getting Google ranking results that they hoped for and now I have to clean the mess.
    I am planning to collect all facts about Yext,s service (advantages and disadvantages) and write an article about it. At this moment it is clear that once you update your listing in Yext, that might create duplicates across the local eco-system (this finding is under review and not finalized yet). But it is true that if Yext finds 2 listings (or more) with same NAP, they will sync one of them with the account holder`s data and leave other duplicates tangled

  • asim alvi

    First local.com and now mapquest.com goes out of range of small business who don`t want to pay $500 every year. @davidoremland:disqus is right, Yext does have loop holes in their system. I am currently working on a few clients who used Yext services but not getting Google ranking results that they hoped for and now I have to clean the mess.
    I am planning to collect all facts about Yext,s service (advantages and disadvantages) and write an article about it. At this moment it is clear that once you update your listing in Yext, that might create duplicates across the local eco-system (this finding is under review and not finalized yet). But it is true that if Yext finds 2 listings (or more) with same NAP, they will sync one of them with the account holder`s data and leave other duplicates tangled

  • https://twitter.com/vadimmialik Vadim Mialik

    Those that try cleaning up local citations know automatic solutions just don’t cut it with duplicates. Citation clean-up manual work all the way, at least in the near future. Hard to say this with all the advancement but it seems it is better this way for the time being

  • http://www.jlh-marketing.com/ Jenny Halasz

    I’d like to read that article when you write it.

  • Angela

    Ugh – not a Yext fan. They are out to control the citation world lol.