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Who We Are

Local U brings together some of the top minds in local search with years of experience and diverse expertise – we have someone on the faculty who can answer your Local SEO question – or find you an answer of some sort!

Joy Hawkins

Sterling Sky

"Joy Hawkins is the owner of the Local Search Forum, LocalU, and Sterling Sky in Canada. She's also A GMB Platinum Product Expert."

Darren Shaw

Founder of Whitespark

"Darren is widely regarded in the local SEO community as an innovator, "

Greg Gifford

SearchLab

"Greg Gifford is the Vice President of Search at SearchLab, a boutique Local SEO "

Carrie Hill

Community Manager @ LocalU.org

"Carrie is a Local SEO Analyst at Sterling Sky, Inc. and the Community & Event Manager for LocalU"

Colan Nielsen

Sterling Sky

"Colan is the VP of Local Search at Sterling Sky and has been in the local SEO world since 2010."

Dave DiGregorio

Sterling Sky

"Dave is VP of Business Development at Sterling Sky"

Mike Blumenthal

Near Memo

"Mike has been involved with offering web services since 1995."

Joel Headley

Leadferno

David Mihm

Independent Consultant

Will Scott

Search Influence

"Will has been helping small businesses get online since 1994"

Aaron Weiche

CEO for Leadferno

Cindy Krum

Mobile Moxie

"Cindy Krum is the CEO and Founder of MobileMoxie, LLC. "

Claire Carlile

BrightLocal

"Claire has worked both client and agency side over the years, with the last 10 years spent running her own business, Claire Carlile Marketing,"

Jason Brown

Review Fraud

Adam Dorfman

Reputation.com

"Adam is currently Director of Product at Reputation.com"

Blake Denman

Rickety Roo

"Blake is the President & Founder of RicketyRoo Inc, a local SEO agency based in Bend OR. "

Dana DiTomaso

Kick Point

"Dana is the President & a partner at Kick Point, located in Edmonton Alberta"

Krystal Taing

Uberall

Andrew Shotland

Local SEO Guide

"Andrew is CEO of LocalSEOGuide.com a leading SEO consultancy with a specialty in Multi-Location & Enterprise SEO for 10+ years. "

Tom Waddington

TomWaddington.com

"Tom is an expert on Local Services ads as well as a Google My Business Gold Product Expert "

Martha van Berkel

Schema App

"Martha van Berkel is the CoFounder and CEO of Schema App. "

Mary Bowling

Sterling Sky

"Mary has been involved in all aspects of SEO since 2003 ."

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📹 Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending September 27, 2022

Join Carrie and guest host Celina Hendrickson as they discuss the last week in Local SEO, including what’s new at Google, why it’s getting harder to rank for some commercial keywords, deciphering TikTok analytics, LocalU Advanced Virtual, and more!      Last Week in Local is a look back…

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📹 Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending September 19, 2022

Join Carrie and Mike as they discuss the last week in Local SEO, including what’s new at Google, Adobe’s 2022 emoji usage study, how and why pages aren’t being indexed, upcoming SEO chat on how to know if your content is helpful, LocalU Advanced Virtual, and more!     …

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📹 Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending September 12, 2022

Join Carrie and Mike as they discuss the last week in Local SEO, including what’s new at Google, the end of the Helpful Content Update rolling into the beginning of a new Core update, service area businesses losing visibility, the effect of OTC hearing aids on local audiologists, recession-proofing your…

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📹 Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending September 6, 2022

Join Carrie and Mike as they discuss the last week in Local SEO, including what’s new at Google, how to write meta descriptions, the small business summit, LocalU Advanced Virtual, and more!   Last Week in Local is a look back at the interesting and important articles from the previous…

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📹 Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending August 29, 2022
Join Carrie and Mike as they discuss the last week in Local SEO, including what's new at Google, 2022 holiday marketing strategies, an "unfortunate bug" to blame for misleading reviews,... Listen
Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending August 22, 2022

Join Carrie and Mike as they discuss the last week in Local SEO, including what’s new at Google, DoorDash breaks up with Walmart, Apple Pay is everywhere, new BrightLocal Academy courses, LocalU Advanced Virtual, and more!   Last Week in Local is a look back at the interesting and important…

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