Google Places Software

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Free Local SEO Tools

This page features a variety of local SEO tools I hope will help make the job of optimizing for Google Places easier. My favorite 3 tools are on top, followed by some great FREE tools, then links to other great tools and resources below that.

FEATURED GOOGLE PLACES SOFTWARE

RED HOT – Places Scout – Local Rank Tracking, Competitive Analysis, Citation FinderYour swiss army knife local SEO must-have tool! Advanced Places rank tracking PLUS competitive analysis to help you rank your clients higher PLUS lead generation to help you find new clients PLUS citation finder PLUS reputation management to a degree and lots more, all in one VERY INEXPENSIVE software program. Even shows rankings VISUALLY on the map. (Warrior Special Offer – Price goes up end of May, so grab it now!) Check out videos and screenshots. My review here.

BEST Small Business WordPress Theme – This theme is SUPER high ranking and includes everything you need for great LOCAL search rankings. Even includes a mobile version of your web site. Many versatile layout options. Plus if you do design or local SEO, there is a developer’s license so you can build as many web sites as you want for clients. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Developed by my friend Don Campbell, who used to work for Microsoft.

Reputation Management Software with Google Places Review Backups, Review Alerts and More. More details and screen shots at the link.

Catalyst Organic Google Search Gadget
(Output = Pure Organic – NO Local Results)

Enter City + Keyphrase or Keyphrase + City

Note: Default set to 5 results. Click the 3rd little icon to see a bigger list

Get Lat Lon
Find the latitude and longitude of a point on a map




Zoom to my location (by IP)

Note: I have a lat/long trick I use for optimization and teach in my Advanced Google Places Training. This tool makes getting lat/long easier than trying to get it manually from G maps.

Credit: Built by Simon WillisonGet Lat Long

Google Rank Checker Gadget
Have not tested this one much, but was accurate on KWs I tried

FEATURED LOCAL SEO TOOLs

RED HOT – Places Scout – Local Rank Tracking, Competitive Analysis, Citation FinderMy new swiss army knife local SEO must-have tool! Advanced Places rank tracking PLUS competitive analysis to help you rank your clients higher PLUS lead generation to help you find new clients PLUS citation finding PLUS reputation management to a degree and lots more, all in one VERY INEXPENSIVE software program. Even shows rankings VISUALLY on the map. (Warrior Special Offer only $97 but going up to $197 so grab it now!) Check out videos and screenshots. My review here.

BEST Small Business WordPress Theme – This theme is SUPER high ranking and includes everything you need for great LOCAL search rankings. Even includes a mobile version of your web site. Many versatile layout options. Plus if you do design or local SEO, there is a developer’s license so you can build as many web sites as you want for clients. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Developed by my friend Don Campbell, who used to work for Microsoft.

HOT – GP Scraper – Competitive Ranking Analysis, lead generation, huge time-saver.

Other Google Places Tools
Links to some other good Google Places tools

Local Search Rank Checker from BrightLocal. Awesome, can’t live without it tool. See my review and write up here.

New Free Google Places Competitive Analysis and Prospecting Software Read my review, then watch the video and download the free app.

WhiteSpark Local Citation Finder (Title says it all) by Darren Shaw

GEO Sitemap, KML files and Schema Generator From 51 Blocks

Local Search Toolkit from seOverflow – Pulls the top Google Places listings and shows you at a glance: the business name, the web site title tag, # of citations, # of reviews, # of images, whether it’s claimed and distance from city center. Then you can even download and analyze citation sources, review sources and categories! And did I mention it’s FREE? How cool is that???

Google Places Category Tool (Title says it all) by Mike Blumenthal

Generate Local Adwords & Keyword Lists – This is made for Adwords but is handy when you need to build a list of local keyword permutations to enter in your fav rank tracking program.

I often am asked to Beta test new software so keep an eye on this page for cool new solutions.

Let me know of other tools you’d like to see here and I’ll try to find an embeddable version. OR if you find other GP tools that should be listed here, let me know. I’m sure I missed a few.

Love, love, LOVE to hear your comments below.