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Auto Industry Update: Discovery Searches Turn One-Time Visitors into Lifetime Customers

Auto dealerships tend to be big investors in local search. Most dealers are up against county-wide competition and with average order value so high, it’s absolutely crucial for dealers to... Read more ›

Locl Announces COVID-19 Relief Efforts With Launch of New Software and Free Trial

[Portland, OR – April 23, 2020] – Locl, the Portland-based startup and first Google My Business (GMB) software solution focused 100% on Google Maps, announces the launch of their new... Read more ›

Google Reviews and Replies are back after temporary pause

We often tell our Locl customers that the more positive reviews you can gather, the higher Google will place your listing in their search ranking. If you’re a business owner... Read more ›

The importance of updating your Business Description during Covid-19

Right now, as we’ve mentioned in some of our other blog posts, there are many ways to communicate messaging to your customers about changes due to Covid-19. Updating your business... Read more ›

Food Businesses and Covid-19

We know that things have quickly changed for the restaurant industry and there are lots of unknowns. You’re likely asking yourself “how do we continue to attract customers during this... Read more ›

Marking a business as “temporarily closed” and search rankings

Many of our Locl customers are small business owners who are unfortunately having to temporarily close their brick and mortar businesses due to Covid-19. As these businesses have begun to... Read more ›

Google Advertising credits for small and medium sized businesses

Last week, Google announced that they are pledging $340 million in Google Ads credits for SMBs (small and medium sized businesses) due to Covid-19. According to Google, those who have... Read more ›

Updating your business hours and mark as “temporarily closed” if it is.

Updating or adding hours to reflect a temporary closure during this time is one of the most important things you can do on your listing. Yesterday, Google made this function even... Read more ›

Important Changes to Google My Business due to COVID-19

We here at Locl are keeping a close eye on the effects Covid-19 is having on Google. After all, Google My Business is our business and for you to continue... Read more ›