Why can I no longer submit to Acxiom through BrightLocal?
On 31st December 2019, Acxiom will be retiring its directory and local search operations, including its data aggregator functions, so from 19th December 2019 we’ll be submitting to Foursquare instead.
What makes Foursquare the best choice of replacement for Acxiom?
Foursquare are a well-known and trusted business with a long history of focused work on location data. In fact, some directories and apps accept its submissions instantly, meaning you can get your data onto some of the key sites much more quickly. It’s also cheaper than Acxiom - if you choose to submit only through Foursquare it’s $15 per location through BrightLocal.
What happens if I have recently submitted to Acxiom and need to update my data?
Acxiom’s services are available until the end of 2019 so if you have recently submitted to Acxiom through BrightLocal you can be confident that your data will already have been pushed out far and wide.
If you need to make changes to your business data during the next 12 months, you can update your BrightLocal Citation Builder campaign as normal and we will push the changes via Foursquare at no cost to you.
I already have a listing on Foursquare. Why should I purchase it as an aggregator?
Think of it as an upgraded listing. Although it’s free to create a listing on Foursquare, you won’t be able to claim, verify or make any later changes to that listing without paying Foursquare’s service charge.
When you purchase Foursquare as an aggregator through BrightLocal we take care of the verification process for you and push any changes you need for 12 months.
Read our blog post about this change here: https://www.brightlocal.com/blog/new-foursquare-brings-faster-more-cost-effective-data-aggregator-submissions/