See the attached flow chart for a visual guide to this process!!


Creating new Top Rated Local® locations in 3.0 is getting more streamlined and a bit easier. 


There is one instance that SWAT needs to get involved:

  • The account exists in V2 Marketing 360 for all marketing except TRL.


In this case, Gerk will need to associate the M# label with the free 3.0 account for easier search & migration from V2.


Otherwise, the marketing teams can create/connect the TRL location and complete the Reputation setup wizard without SWAT.


Table of Contents

  • Create a free 3.0 account for Top Rated Local

  • Create a TRL Location in Reputation

  • Associate an existing TRL location (claimed or unclaimed) in 3.0 WITHOUT client verification

  • Complete the Reputation Setup Wizard

  • Request M# connection with the free 3.0 Account

Create a free 3.0 account for TRL/Reputation Only

Visit the TRL referral URL to create a new account for the client. https://app.marketing360.com/signup?ref=topratedlocal 


Use the:

  • Company Name

  • Client's First Name

  • Client's Last Name

  • Client's Email Address

  • Generate a password (this is temporary)


Send the M360# and the M# of the client to SWAT Support/IT ticket. 


Create a TRL Location 

Start by searching for the city in which the business is located. Then, search to see if the business is already listed on topratedlocal.com. 


If it is already listed, do not select it in 3.0. (Jump to this section for Unclaimed, Pending, and Claimed statuses on existing locations.)


Otherwise, create a new location by filling out the business information fields required. This will sync to Listings (if active), so it’s recommended to match this info with GMB to prevent un-verification.


Associate an existing TRL location (pending, unclaimed) in 3.0 WITHOUT client verification

Video Tutorial - Claim an existing listing & use Activation Tool


  1. Look up the business location in TRL Legacy Admin
  2. Update the business - https://prnt.sc/s7jkmy 
  3. Change status to “Claimed” - https://prnt.sc/s7jlmm 
  4. Associate to 3.0 using M360# in Billing - https://prnt.sc/s7jmzr 
  5. Complete the Reputation Setup Wizard - see below


Complete the Reputation Setup Wizard

Applicable for businesses with locations that already existed in TRL and went through TRL Legacy to associate the M360# and change Claimed status…


Video Tutorial - Activation Tool to complete setup wizard

  1. Access the Activation Tool from the Madwire VPN - https://trlv2-activation-tool.madwire.network/ 
  2. Copy and paste the M360# into the Reputation Activation tool. Click Submit!


Request M# connection with the free 3.0 Account

Submit an IT ticket with the M360# and the M#. Thanks, Gerk!