Yodle

Yodle

Online marketing for local businesses

4.6/5 (12 reviews)

Yodle Overview

Yodle’s Marketing Essentials is a comprehensive and integrated online marketing platform for small businesses. Yodle creates, manages and promotes desktop and mobile-optimized websites, delivering strong online visibility for businesses through search engines, a Facebook business page, email marketing, customer review collection and the syndication of special offers.

Pricing

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Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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L

Markets

Canada, United States

Supported Languages

English

Yodle Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
83% positive reviews
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Dr. justine R.

Horrible Result and Disappointed from their Promise

Reviewed on 2014/09/05
Review Source: GetApp

I was first introduced to this company and their services through a phone call from one of their representative. The only reason I took the call was because my assistant told me that they were referred to me through a current client of mine. When I heard that, I decided to return their call, as that client is a trustworthy client. When I spoke to the Yodle representative, he actually said that this trustworthy client, which I'm keeping his name out for privacy purposes, directly referred me to Yodle and gave them my contact information because he thought my business could really be helped by Yodle's services. After I signed up after hearing their services and fees, I agreed to sign up for three months for a little less than $3500, and I understand that that's a lot of money and I should have done more research but I just thought if it was a direct referral from a current trustworthy client, I thought it was worth of a try. Once I had paid for this services, my client came in for care and he had told me that he NEVER referred me to Yodle. So I felt very conned by Yodle. I was promised quality leads of about 90-120 and I barely received 90 calls and only 2 clients actually had come in for a consultation.

Pros

Customer service is good but very slow in making technical changes and information changes on the website. They have something call Adversite which is their form of creating websites for the business. It's Mobile Friendly. The contents are not gre

Cons

their very expensive SEO optimization which was giving me odd phone calls for other businesses that are NOT mine. Although they promise 90 leads at minimum, you would be lucky to receive 5 decent phone calls with no promise that they will be a client

Natasha M.

Talk about bang for your buck!!

Reviewed on 2015/06/09
Review Source: Capterra

Yodle has taken our business from the beginners level to ...."WOW!"....."You guys are really looking professional!" Having everything in front of your face, on the dashboard, has made our marketing life so much easier! Marketing my dad's business and trying to take us to the next level has been the hardest task I have ever jumped into. Yodle took it all and said...."We got this!" SEO....is a must for any business trying to break out in this fast paced, internet-Total take over....I can say "NEVER...FEAR...Yodle is here!!!!!" My advise to anyone...(btw....I am not paid to say any of this....)DO IT!!!! Jump on and see what Yodle can do for you!!!!

Rating breakdown

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Bob R.

Yodle is our BEST Marketing Strategy for our Small Business

Reviewed on 2016/10/10
Review Source: Capterra

We have used Yodle for almost 2 years and Yodle is our BEST Marketing Strategy for our Small Business. We are now at 90-100% or our capacity and get multiple new clients weekly thru our YODLE site . Clients tell us that they choose us because of our many 5 Star ratings by Rate-A-Biz which can also be seen on Facebook. Customers tell us we show up on first page on google searches. We noticed this improved ranking after about 6 months of being clients. GREAT Customer Service. Thank YOU Yodle team. Bob R.

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R.j. I.

Off to a very good start!

Reviewed on 2015/07/15
Review Source: GetApp

I have read other reviews with people disappointed in the results and sorry that they have paid almost $3,500 for the service. I do not pay anyway near 10% per month and would just like people to know that I signed up with Yodle on a Tuesday, got my first lead on Thursday and closed that sale for $275 on the following Monday!
I am just starting out with Yodle and look forward to expanding my web presence using their technology!

Pros

Easy to use.
Allows the end user to quantify the benefit of spending their money by providing qualified leads that you can track yourself.
The customer service team is very good, and their response time is quick!

Cons

None yet. I will let them know if any arise...

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Rick T.

Happy with our results.

Reviewed on 2015/10/05
Review Source: GetApp

Having two years experience with Yodle advertising, we have been pleased with the return on investment. There are times when the phone calls tend to slow down, and we call Yodle to express our concern. They put a team to work on it and we see improvement. We have spent as much as 1250.00 per month per shop, x2, and we track our return on investment. The adversite pays for itself for sure, and more!

Pros

Great team to work with. Attractive web site. Dashboard to track our investment and listen to phone calls for follow up if needed. Hands on with our web site adding coupons and specials. Ability to rate calls for better optimization.

Cons

Ad words are expensive.

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Yodle Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

The pricing for Yodle's affordable solutions is customized depending on the online marketing needs for each local business that we work with. Call one of our marketing experts at 877-821-9023 to find out more about our offerings.

Yodle Features

  • Content Management

  • A/B Testing
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Campaign Analysis
  • Campaign Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Email Marketing
  • Engagement Analytics
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Social Media Integration
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for Yodle

Key features of Yodle

  • Analytics
  • Dashboard
  • Reporting

Benefits

There are a number of benefits to working with Yodle:

- Yodle not only creates and manages your website, but lists and promotes it on search engines, business directories and maps. Yodle effectively maximizes web presence and manages SEO to facilitate strong visibility of your business to both existing and potential new customers.

- Yodle creates, maintains and automatically updates your Facebook business page with any photos you upload, reviews you receive or special offers for promotion.

- Send newsletters, holiday greetings, order confirmations and customizable appointment reminders from the Yodle dashboard.

- When you create a special offer from your dashboard, Yodle will automatically promote it on your website, Facebook business page, via email to your existing customers and on over 50 online business directories.

- Select customers to send out a customized review request to, from the Yodle dashboard. Once completed, Yodle will automatically share the positive reviews both on your website and across the web, building trust with consumers.

GetApp Analysis

For companies looking to expand their client base, Yodle’s Marketing Essentials is a full-featured small business marketing service that covers a range of online marketing processes such as website development, hosting, and monitoring, search engine optimization (SEO), social media promotion, email marketing, customer reviews, and local search placement.

A service designed for small business owners without the time or expertise to create and maintain a fully functioning website, let alone perform the various activities required to maximize the benefits of one, Marketing Essentials is an integrated online marketing package that lets you connect with new and existing clients through the Internet.

Depending on the Yodle subscription you choose, you get a responsive, SEO-optimized website that reflects your brand messaging, email and social media marketing, local directory listing, and special offer distribution, as well as a dashboard that allows you to send personalized email messages to your customers, among others.

Yodle Marketing Essentials is an online marketing package specifically created for small businesses.

What is Yodle?

More and more customers are choosing to interact with companies online. Some even go so far as think that a business without a website or social media presence can’t be taken seriously, hence, the growing need for businesses, no matter their size or industry, to build and maintain an online presence.

Used by approximately 50,000 local businesses from a variety of industries that include home maintenance, auto repair, legal, medical, cleaning, and dance instruction, Yodle’s Marketing Essentials helps small businesses attract more leads and paying customers through its integrated online marketing solution.

Using proven strategies, bigger companies with sizeable marketing budgets already use, e.g., social media, keyword optimization, email marketing, maps and directories, and customer reviews, Yodle’s Marketing Essentials is one way for small businesses to boost revenues without worrying about the complexities and costly tools associated with promoting a business online.

Yodle comes as a combination of different online marketing tools and strategies.

Yodle Main Features

Yodle Dashboard

Digital marketers use a number of tools on a daily basis: email automation solutions, social media tools, content management systems, designing tools – the list can go on. Often, they deal with disparate solutions that require varying learning curves. For small business owners managing the many facets of their businesses, multiple marketing tools usage alone can be overwhelming.

Accessible anywhere, anytime, and on any device, the Yodle dashboard combines multiple online marketing tools where you can send email campaigns, “thank you” letters, and customer review requests; upload photos to post on your Facebook page; update your website information; and create personalized promotional offers.

Upon signing up, you get a Yodle dashboard that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Website and Local SEO

When you sign up with Yodle, one of the first things you get is a responsive website that auto-adjusts to fit any screen, whether that’s a smartphone, tablet, or desktop. Yodle Marketing Essentials then submits your site to online map services and 50+ business directories that include Google Maps and Yelp so customers can find what you offer.

When people look for products or services via the search engines, it’s a known fact that most of them only click through sites listed on the first few pages of the search results. Through Yodle’s localized approach to SEO, which is an evolving discipline and can be daunting for beginners, your site can make it to the top pages of the major search engines for at least 20 keywords.

Aside from creating your very own business website, Yodle performs hyperlocalized SEO strategies on your site so it ranks well in the search engines.

Email Marketing and Social Media

Despite the different communication channels available to modern consumers today, email is still considered one of the best ways to build and nurture customer relationships. Yodle helps small businesses manage email campaigns and stay connected with existing customers. From the dashboard, you can create, customize, and send “thank you” emails, newsletters, reminders, and appointment confirmations.

To boost your brand’s social media presence, Yodle sets up a Facebook page for your business, which is then automatically updated with special offers, positive reviews, and photos uploaded via the app’s dashboard.

Sharing photos or posting a status update on your Facebook business page can be done straight from the Yodle dashboard.

Customer Reviews

There’s nothing like the power of word-of-mouth marketing. Favorable reviews from satisfied customers are a way to alleviate trust issues with potential leads and new clients, given the fact that consumers nowadays rely on reviews when making purchasing decisions.

But collecting reviews isn’t necessarily easy. Yodle allows you to solicit reviews from your customers via a customized review request you can send from the dashboard. Positive reviews are then automatically posted to your adversite (the website Yodle creates, hosts, and maintains for you) and your Facebook business page.

When a customer responds with a positive review to your review request, the review is automatically posted to your website and Facebook page.

Special Offers

Because sales and promotions draw new customers and drive repeat business, Yodle allows you to create special offers from the dashboard. Choose a template, customize it, and hit the Publish button. The offer will then be uploaded to your website and Facebook page, sent to your customers in an email blast, and pushed to 50+ business listings for maximum visibility.

Yodle comes with special promo templates that you can customize and publish within seconds.

Yodle Integrations

Yodle doesn’t integrate with third-party apps at the moment.

Yodle Pricing

Yodle plans are customized according to each company’s unique online marketing needs. More information about pricing can be obtained from the Yodle sales team.

Yodle Bottom Line

  • Multi-featured online marketing service for small businesses
  • Solidifies your company’s web presence via a website, SEO, email marketing, and more
  • Submits your website to 50+ business directories and various map services
  • Automates Facebook update postings and special offer distribution via the Yodle dashboard
  • Multiple special offer templates to choose from and customize

Yodle FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Yodle.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Yodle offer?

Yodle offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

The pricing for Yodle's affordable solutions is customized depending on the online marketing needs for each local business that we work with. Call one of our marketing experts at 877-821-9023 to find out more about our offerings.

Q. What are the main features of Yodle?

Yodle offers the following features:

  • Analytics
  • Dashboard
  • Reporting

Q. Who are the typical users of Yodle?

Yodle has the following typical customers:

Small Business

Q. What languages does Yodle support?

Yodle supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Yodle offer?

Yodle has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Yodle support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Yodle supports

Q. What other apps does Yodle integrate with?

We do not have any information about what integrations Yodle has

Q. What level of support does Yodle offer?

Yodle offers the following support options:

FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials