Why You Need Location Data Management - BrandMuscle
Why You Need Location Data Management
December 27, 2019
By: Jason Tabeling, EVP Product Strategy.

When it comes to digital marketing, it can seem like things are moving too fast. New things are coming up all the time. It might be the rapid growth of Tic Tok, privacy regulations like CCPA, or just new features in Google Ads. While the speed is undeniable, it’s still the fundamentals that make digital success possible.

Recently we were reminded of this fact when reviewing location data results for some of our clients. Success in location data is a fundamental part to local marketing success. A business needs to ensure that the most accurate and complete data set is available to the sources surfacing this data, like Google and Facebook. However, we are consistently surprised at how often business don't take the time to fully complete their profile. We aren’t talking about some artificial big data function that requires decades of coding to complete. It's as simple as fully filling out a form. Or not, unfortunately.

We looked at the performance of companies that had more than 30 fields completed versus those companies who had less than 30 fields completed. Based on our data we discovered that businesses with more complete location data, who completed more than 30 data fields, saw a 25% increase in search volume and a 37% increase in profile views.
These are the types of results that are very important for any business. These are also the types of results that do not require massive human capital to implement. Just following the basic steps to complete your profile will increase results.

3 Easy Steps to Location Data Management Success

1) Claim your listing(s)
2) Fill out your profile completely
3) Update your data as things change (ex. holiday hours)

If you do these 3 simple things you will see an increase in results. Then you can begin to consider plans for the next phase of optimization.

About the Author

As EVP of Product Management, Jason Tabeling creates a unified strategic roadmap for the organization across its full suite of products. Jason joined BrandMuscle as Senior Vice President of Digital in 2016. Shortly after, he led strategic efforts to combine the digital, traditional, social media and event marketing teams at BrandMuscle into a single department and center of excellence for BrandMuscle’s clients. Today that team totals 95 and counting. Under his leadership, client demand and satisfaction has grown and employees have thrived.