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A forum to suggest new features you'd like to see in BrightLocal, these go straight through to the product team. Please leave your suggestions in the comment box below! 

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    Devin Schumacher

    an you PLEASE add Google Search Console integration to track "Queries", "Impressions", and "Clicks" . in the dashboard? This would be a super easy integration but very useful!

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    Greg Beddor

    Yeah Devin! The Google Search Console integration would be super helpful.

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    Michael Shaug

    Yes Google Search Console Integration.

    It would also be nice to see what Feature Requests are slated for the next release.

    In the Search Rankings Report, it would be nice to be able to isolate rankings that are 11 - 20th position. Those are generally the ones that might be ready to move to page one and with a little tweaking should be able to get there.

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    Michael Shaug

    When you're viewing a report, say the Rankings report and have a client that has multiple locations, it would be really helpful to be able to scroll through and select a different location to view from that screen.

    In essence it would be a quick way to go through each location, view the report and move on to the next location to view.

    Right now what I am having to do is
    Click on Clients & Locations
    Choose another location
    Clink on View Dashboard
    Click on Rankings or whatever report I want to view
    and repeat this process for every location

    Seems like a lot of clicking and waiting for screens to load.

    All those screens take a while to load

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    Jo Shaer

    An option to allow a VA to log in separately and restrict access to particular features please

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    Scott Gingrich

    I've tested the LeadGen tool with several Clients. (BTW, 50% of them received an error...I have a support ticket open for that).

    However, there were two usability issues that came up:

    1. Out of 11, two could not find their business. Perhaps an option to contact us if they can't find their business...obviously, this is a Prospect that we can help!

    2. Clients complained that they couldn't find their category...some picked a dumb category to get through the form and one stopped.

    3. Dumb keywords. It would be helpful if the Client could enter in 1, 2, or 3 keywords for the report instead of relying on what the report comes up with.

    The tool has potential, but is definitely not ready to be released in the wild.

    Scott

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    Michael Shaug

    Need the ability to print to PDF for the Google Analytics report section. There is no PDF option in the dropdown.

    A workaround is you can use file - print and choose pdf, but then it has the url in the upper part of the document.

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    Michael Shaug

    Would also like the ability to print the Google Analytics information as a single report or tab based report. Basically a report for each tab or one based on all the tabs with sections identified.

    Google Analytics - Summary
    Google Analytics - Channel
    Google Analytics - Searches
    Google Analytics - Referrals
    Google Analytics - Mobile
    Google Analytics - Goals

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    Michael Shaug

    On the Google Analytics report it would be super useful to be able to compare data against a previous month.

    Example Current month vs same month last year. This is really useful to show clients how effective SEO campaigns are.

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    Michael Shaug

    Reviews & Ratings Request: I have several clients in the auto industry that would like to see reviews from the following websites

    DealerRater
    Cars.com
    Edmunds
    CarGurus

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    Michael Shaug

    Could you please sort this comment section so that the latest comments show up first, rather than last.

    It would be really helpful to be able to group monthly reports when sending them out.

    For instance I have a client that is getting multiple reports and each report is going out in a separate email. It would be great to be able to combine all the reports into a single email to send.

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    Geoffrey Taylor

    We have several hundred clients that we serve with brightlocal reporting. It would be GREAT to have an idea of who is actually opening the fantastic BrightLocal reports we send them. Say if we send one practice reports out to 3 emails, which ones are being opened each month? We would love to have an idea of the openrates.

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    Brian Valentin

    It would be nice to be able to see estimated CPC along with the search volumes for keywords (at least in the Google column)

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    Jaime Santiago

    Add the ability to redirect the lead widget to a custom thank you page for conversion purposes when running Ads.

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    Neal Maier

    It would be great if you had a bulk editor for reporting frequency and a counter for how many report credits you have. I just had to spend 3 hours changing 150 reports from weekly to ad hoc one by one because our team was unaware of reporting credits.

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    Michael Alejandrino

    Please add the ability to *remove* a Top Site in the Citation Tracking report.

    Why:
    1. Sometimes what the CT report thinks is a Top Site is actually inappropriate for the business.
    2. Having erroneous Top Sites negatively impacts the prominent Citation Score seen by our clients.

    For example, worldweb.com - a Travel & Tourism specialist - is currently suggested for a furniture store. False positives will happen (hopefully reduced over time) but the ability to remove them would be great.

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    Michael Alejandrino

    Just to clarify, the Delete from Report option (well hidden by the drop down list/checkbox at the top of the list) deletes citation details, but does not remove the directory from Top Sites — perhaps a bug? Regardless, this means the Citation Score and Top Sites percentage numbers are unchanged post-"deletion". Thanks to the super-helpful Grazzie in support for pointing out the delete option even exists https://www.screencast.com/t/jimDcQDUvOOt

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    Michael Alejandrino

    On the Citation Tracking page, please add the Authority and Citation Value fields as per the Citation Burst page, thank you.

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    Michael Alejandrino

    Add Bing to the Citation Tracking report. I expect having a business listing with a search engine as prominent as Bing would be beneficial to the vast majority of businesses.

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    Noah Battle

    Please put a consolidated dashboard on your product roadmap.

    We need to have one client dashboard link that will allow the client to see all of their locations from one place. Currently a client has to have a separate dashboard link for each of their locations. We have clients with 2 to 100+ locations. Giving out a url for each location gets more kludgy the more locations you have. The process of reviewing your business should be frictionless, seemless.

    All of the locations are already associated with one client. If the dashboard was pointed to the client, which had a list of locations within the dashboard for all locations that would solve the problem.

    Thanks!

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    Michael Shaug

    2nd the request for a consolidated dashboard.

    Also it would be really nice to know what is being worked on for the next Bright Local update.

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    Zander Jones

    Add "Duplicate" checkbox by default in the "Edit Citation" pop-up window. When a user checks that "Duplicate" checkbox, an open field appears where the user can paste the duplicate URL.

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    Zander Jones

    Add "Address" checkbox to "Edit Citation" pop-up window to put alongside the already existing Name, Zip Code, and Phone No. checkboxes. For businesses that have changed addresses but stay in the same zip code, BrightLocal currently has no option to check an "Address" checkbox to indicate that is the piece of information that needs updating.

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    Martin Riley

    It would be great if the 'Leads' feature integrated with email marketing services, like Mailchimp.

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    Dave Bishop

    Hello, I have some clients with more than one location. Can you add a way to see all the locations in their view on the external campaign site? They should be able to switch between them to see each without using a URL from me.

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    Sarah Giometti

    Do you have an ETA for the review showcase widget for the website that was mentioned in the Oct. 2018 article? My clients really want to showcase their testimonials on their websites.

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    Martin Riley

    Please create a widget that we can embed on our websites so that visitors can check their local search rankings.

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    Samuel Johnson

    Could you create a backlink report or addition to the search audit report?

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    Jeff Williams

    3 things:
    1.) It would be nice to see proximity information from town center. How far your location is from the town center. And then a comparison of top ranking competitors and their proximity.

    2.) An annotation feature - say you take action on something or make an adjustment, it would be nice to be able to add that into the dashboard and let you know if it that action may be correlated to any changes that occur.

    3.) More actionable insights - recommendations for improvements - this could be a top suggestions, or better call outs on why a top ranking result may outperform you and where you may be able to make improvements.

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    Jeff Williams

    I also vote for the request for a consolidated dashboard.
    The roll up report is ok, but does not fully meet the need for one dashboard to provide clients.