Back in January, we announced our forum pricing at $99/mo. for the first 50 members, with a $49 trial month. As of today we're actually at 63 active members, but with our events in Philadelphia and Harrisburg earlier this month, we hadn't had a chance to calculate our totals until late last week, or talk about the next steps for the forums as a group.
Going forward, we'll be pricing the Local U monthly subscription at $129/month. But if you sign up before 7am Pacific Time tomorrow (April 1), you'll be grandfathered in at the $99 rate.
Aside from a couple of small technical hurdles in late January, we've been really pleased with the growth of our forums so far. We've had some terrific conversations around:
- Developing a process to improve customer satisfaction
- The new Google+ Local categories as they roll out internationally
- Google's decision to allow descriptors as part of a business name
- Location data management strategies and tools
- and more!
To recap, just a few benefits offered by our forum membership:
A place to get expert answers to all of your local search questions.
Whether it’s about rankings for a specific client or general questions about how to implement a review acquisition campaign, we’ve got you covered across 14 different topical threads. And if you don’t see a relevant thread to your question, just tell us and we’ll start a new one.
A collaborative environment where you can learn from your peers (and build your own professional network).
Not only will the Local U faculty actively participate in these forums, but some of your most-experienced marketing peers will offer their experiences and accrued learnings as well. Together the amount of knowledge that will exist between faculty and subscribers will be the most concentrated collection anywhere.
An ongoing feed of all the hot news in local search.
From new algorithmic trends to bugs in the system, get bleeding-edge tips for how to stay on top of the local rankings in one of the fastest-changing disciplines in all of marketing.
All of us on the faculty have thoroughly enjoyed the conversations thus far, and we look forward to having them with even more of you in the future!