- Jan 13, 2015
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I agree as well and sent them feedback on it. I literally spent 10 minutes looking at it and could not figure out how many credits I would need...
The bundled package should cover most uses. Bright Local also limits how many reports you can run and gives you far less flexibility if it is a one off event causing overage issues.
Places scout allow you to try a 14 day trial so you can verify that the credits included are plenty. Additional credits are relatively cheap.
For example, bundle package allows for 2 times per month citation reports for each location. Each additional run will cost $2 per report per location. They also allow you to go negative so if you run an extra report, you can still keep using the allocated reports until you go significantly over.
The flexible credits make it confusing but allows you to just pay 50 bucks when your overage is significant and once you pay, the extra credits will stay in your account indefinitely to cover further uses.
In other words, they are giving you lots of flexibility to cover real life when you need to go a bit deeper and grab keywords from page 6 and 7 if you need more keywords for a particular client one month.
Rather than limiting you to 5 pages of keyword results or a certain amount of citation reports etc like any other provider does, they allow you flexibility for overage at a reasonable price.