Don’t Let Your GMB Listings Languish in Pending Status

Let’s participate in a role-playing exercise. Pretend you work at an agency. One of your satisfied clients just called. Her best friend just started a personal injury law firm. Good news: thanks to your impeccable track record and a persuasive referral, a client just effortlessly landed in your lap, sight unseen. Way to go. Here’s…

The Importance of Review Generation

Hey there, Vikings. Many of you know about our just-launched reputation management business, RepCo. If you don’t, well, go take a look. The home page is rep.co. If reputation management is something you’re unfamiliar with, keep your eyes peeled for our nearly-ready ebook. Today’s blog post will be an excerpt from that book. Without further…

The New Office or Location Audit

This blog post will cover the preparations that are necessary when your client opens a new office or location. It’s not a long audit. There are only two important steps. If there’s any bad news, it’s that you may need to have an awkward talk with your client. The good news will outweigh that though…

SEO for Google Images

Google Images allows people to visually locate websites for all kinds of tasks. People are able to find recipes, DIY instructions, beauty tips, interior design pointers, and many other things by searching for them on Google Images. The pictures that users are shown can give people a direct peek at what they’re looking for, sometimes…

What You Need To Know About Page Experience

Google sums up page experience by saying it’s “making sure that people using our websites, web pages, and web apps are getting the best experience that we’re able to give them.” Keeping that in mind, the individual metrics that make up page experience will be reviewed and potentially updated every year. There are two broad…

Private Instance Pointers and Updates for Non-Agencies

Hey, Vikings. Checking in. We made significant progress this week, and a lot of our users are now established with their private instances. There are still some users who’ve got some hurdles to clear before they’re in the same boat, so we’re going to go over some recurring pitfalls we’ve seen people encounter and what…

Private Instance Developments

Hey there, Vikings. We wanted to take a moment to let everyone know how things are going with private instances. The quick summary is that our users currently fall into three camps. We have many who are already up and running on their private instances. Others have encountered bureaucratic or technical obstacles, and are therefore…

Local Viking Status Report

Howdy, Vikings. It’s time for another update. First of all, we want to thank everyone who has gone to a lot of trouble to keep their Local Viking accounts up and running. We realize that we’ve asked you to wade into serious nerd territory by asking for things like API keys and DNS records. The…

Local Viking’s Plan For The Future

Local Viking is on the verge of an exciting development. It’s a lot of work for us, but it will result in a user experience that is unmatched in the space. Let’s talk a little bit about what led us here and what to expect going forward. Local Viking started as a service that would…

Learn the Insider Secrets About GMB Reviews

The purpose of this post is to discuss the ins and outs of Google My Business reviews. We will cover best practices, dishonest review removal, and what kind of content is and isn’t allowable by Google’s guidelines. The reliability of GMB review advice available on the internet ranges from credible to ridiculous. The trustworthiness of…

[FREE] Google My Business Audit Training & Software

It’s not something we aggressively advertise, but we do a lot of consulting for agencies and marketing teams here at Local Viking. Most of those conversations include us taking existing listings through our audit process and/or helping people establish a framework for identifying and fixing GMB issues. We have gotten dozens of compliments and people…

Case Study: Save Time and Money by Using our Local “15 Minute Management Methodology”

Using multiple different tools and trying to manage workflows in multiple dashboards can make for a tedious and time-consuming management process. In this document, we will show you exactly how you can accomplish a month worth of GMB management for your clients in under 15 minutes each.    Schedule a Local Viking Demo Below we…

EXIF Data Injection & Image Post Scheduling Live

Good day, my Viking conquerors! it is with great pleasure that I introduce a long-awaited feature that we just rolled out for you guys. That is the GeoTagging engine that we built to help you guys optimize your media for your GMB profiles. Now, let’s cover why you should care. There are a ton of…

GeoGrid Service Area Business Rank Tracker Live!

Hello, my fellow Viking marauders! Our ever-popular GeoGrid local rank tracker is now compatible with service area businesses. We are the first and only solution to offer this in our industry, as far as I know. As you use the new feature set, please consider that we are constantly working on optimizing the workflow of…

Identifying and Eradicating Maps Spam

Today, I want to cover one way to identify spam listings and the steps you can take to remove GMBs that are in violation of Google’s terms of service. I feel a little icky writing some of this because if you take “legitimate listings” and run them through a comprehensive audit, there are plenty of…

Why Your Local Rank Tracker Sucks

A harsh headline, I know. I stand by my opinion though and do not consider it to be clickbait. Maybe I will concede to the fact that the platform itself might not suck but the methods being used to track rankings in most tools is erroneous. Plain and simple. The best keyword rank tracker needs…