As the web becomes more and more flooded with noise, distilling great information gets more and more difficult. Since Google's Place Search update, the volume of noise on local seo has been cranked way up. Here are five people that I recommend you check out for great local search marketing information.
1919 NW Quimby St, Suite 402
Portland, OR 97209
David Mihm creates and promotes search-friendly websites for businesses of all sizes. He is an oracle of local search engine optimization. Specifically, you must check out his local search ranking factors project. It is quite simply one of the most important resources on Local SEO. He also provides advice at Mihmorandum and Search Engine Land.
201 N Union St. #317
Olean, NY, 14760 US
Blumenthal's blog on Google Maps and Yahoo Local Search contains some of the most up-to-date information on where local search is heading, especially as it pertains to Google Places and Google Maps. In addition to the great posts, there is a wealth of knowledge in the many comments that the blog receives from local search industry leaders.
4048 Sherry Ct.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
He is another local search engine optimization jedi. His clients include large media and e-commerce companies, Web 2.0ish start-ups and even his local cabinet guy. The Local SEO Guide is my personal favorite blog on local seo.
In the wake of Google's focus on local search, the web has become polluted with speculative and inaccurate information on local search marketing. Trust me, I spend a lot of time seeking out the most accurate information. If you want to save yourself a lot of time in searching for the right answers, check out the above resources.
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