Surefire Local provides an all-in-one local marketing platform designed to help businesses manage digital assets, increase web traffic, generate quality leads, retain customers, and improve online reviews. They offer tools for content management, insights and analytics, business listing management, website optimization, lead tracking, search engine marketing, live chat/chatbot automation, automated scheduling, email marketing, lead and customer communications management, and reputation management.
- Advanced Location Management
- Omni Channel Inbox
- Reputation Management
- Job Checkins
- Call Tracking
- Form Tracking
- AI Chatbot
- Listing Management & Distribution
Both Surefire Local and Linda.co offer local marketing software aimed at improving online visibility and engagement for small businesses. They share features in digital asset management, SEO optimization, online reputation management, and lead management.
Linda and Surefire Local both offer robust local marketing solutions, but Linda stands out with its automation-centric approach. It excels in streamlining SEO, content distribution, and review management, minimizing the manual effort required. Linda's mobile app for effortless content creation and distribution is a distinctive feature that empowers businesses to easily capture and share engaging content. grab a demo today to see what Linda has for you.
The Bottom Line...
Both Surefire Local and Linda offer solid local marketing solutions for small businesses aiming to boost their online presence. However, Linda's emphasis on automation, coupled with a user-friendly mobile app for on-the-go content creation and distribution, sets it apart as a more modernized and efficient platform. Its automated systems for SEO, content distribution, and review management can potentially save businesses time while maximizing online visibility and engagement.
Without undermining Surefire Local's comprehensive toolset, Linda emerges as a highly efficient and user-centric platform, making it a compelling choice for businesses looking to streamline their local marketing efforts.
The Linda Comparison
Linda and Surefire compete in a variety of features and Surefire has several that Linda does not.
See how Linda and Surefire compare feature by feature.
|GBP Post Scheduling||Schedule single or bulk posts to any number of Google locations at once.|
|GBP Image Scheduling||Schedule single or bulk images to any number of Google locations once.|
|Q&A Posting||Respond to and post Q&A's directly from the dashboard.|
|Attribute Change Notifications||Get notifications via SMS or email when any GMB attribute changes on your listing(s).|
|Rank Heatmaps||Get visibility heatmaps of your GBP locations rankings.|
|GBP Analytics Reports||Get scheduled reports delivered directly to your inbox to measure your GBP visibility increases.|
|GBP Auditing||Automated audits into your target keyword competitors to see what they are doing right (or wrong).|
|Job Checkins||Take photos on the job site and automatically stream them to where it matters most.|
|Image Optimization||Auto optimize your images as they are scheduled for GBP publishing.|
|Omni Channel Inbox|
|Website Live Chat||Chat with customers directly on your website to increase your speed to lead.|
|Unlimited Chat Agents||Allow your entire staff to chat with customers across any communication channel.|
|Automation Workflows||Quickly tag conversations, deliver canned replies and automate your customer support.|
|Pre Chat Form||Gather required contact details before customers engage with your chat widgets.|
|Multi Channel Communication||Linda Chat supports website widgets, SMS inboxes, Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook Messenger and more.|
|Contact CRM||Automatically store and manage your Conversation Contacts in the native CRM.|
|Audit Logs||Audit actions and conversations so you can monitor all customer - team communication.|
|Phone Tracking||Native call tracking for your website or Google listing allows you to truly track where your leads are coming from.|
|Form Tracking||Track forms and webhooks with Linda and see leads in real time on the native mobile app.|
|Form To Phone Call||Automatically turn form submits into conference calls with Linda's Form To Phone technology.|
|Call Recording||Optionally record calls so you can review and verify interactions.|
|Business Hour Support||Automatically send callers to voice mail after hours.|
|Round Robin Agents||Ring agent numbers sequentially if agents don't pickup.|
|Business Citations||Tap into the only important business directories with Linda Listings.|
|Data Syncing||Instantly update your business information on 50+ of the top directories.|
|Autonomous Support Agent||AI chatbot that natively integrates with Linda Chat, your omnichannel inbox.|
|AI Appointment Scheduling||Let Linda Bot fill your Google Calendars with booked appointments on Auto Pilot.|
|Human Hand Off||Linda Bot can detect when a customer wants to speak with a human and seamlessly hand over control.|
|Conference Calls||When your leads want to speak to a human on the phone, Linda Bot can initiate a conference call via natural language.|
|Work Flows||Send notifications when important events occur, re-engage stagnate conversations and keep your leads flowing.|
|Customer Support Bot||Answer commons questions like service area, services offered, pricing, operating hours and more on Auto Pilot.|
|Dynamic Intents||Connect any 3rd party system with your Chatbot's responses with Dynamic Intents.|
|Lead Qualification||Qualify every lead according to your business's requirements, every time.|
|Review Generation||Send Review Requests to customers to gather new Reviews.|
|Embeddable Review Widget||Display reviews inline on your website pages.|
|Floating Review Widget||Have your latest reviews 'float' over your web pages as eye catching notifications.|
|White Label Domain Support||Send review email requests from your own custom domain.|
|Feedback Gathering Form Builder||Gather custom feedback from your customers, tailored to your business.|
|Review Responses||Ability to respond to reviews from directly in your Linda dashboard.|
Frequently asked questions
Do you make us sign a yearly contract?
Nope, no yearly contracts. No minimum engagement lengths. We consider our responsibility to earn your business every day.
How much does Linda cost?
Plans start at $199/month for an account you manage and $349/mo for an account that is fully managed by us.
How does support work?
We are fanatics about providing great customer support. You'll have an account manager you can contact for help, customer support agents waiting to live chat with you and team emails you can ask for help to as well.
I have more than one location... can you support that?
Yep, we have worked with customers ranging from single location operations to multi billion dollar enterprises.
Do we have to do the setup?
Nope! Every single Linda account gets a complimentary onboarding and account set up. It's a lot of software and we want you to be able to hit the ground running!
Do you offer discounts?
You can upgrade to a yearly plan at any time to save 2 months off your subscription. Multi location deals are an every day occurence so reach out to our customer support if you're interested.
Does this help my SEO?
Yes. Linda is built by veteran Search Marketers with 20+ years of experience helping local businesses get more visibilty online.