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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."

Mike Blumenthal

Gather Up

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

Mary Bowling

Sterling Sky

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

Joel Headley

PatientPop

"Joel has worked with Google's Local & Geo products since 2005 ."

David Mihm

Tidings

"David runs Tidings, Minutive and the Agency Insider. "

Will Scott

Search Influence

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

Darren Shaw

Founder of Whitespark

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

Aaron Weiche

CEO for GatherUP.com

"Aaron is a digital marketing veteran of over 18 years"

Carrie Hill

Community Manager @ LocalU.org

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

Cindy Krum

Mobile Moxie

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

Greg Gifford

SearchLab

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

Claire Carlile

Claire Carlile Marketing

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

Colan Nielsen

Sterling Sky

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

Jason Brown

Sterling Sky

"Jason Brown is a Local SEO Specialist at Sterling Sky. He is an expert on finding and eliminating Google Maps spam"

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

Rio SEO

"Krystal leads Local Product Strategy at Rio SEO for global enterprise brands"

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. "

Dave DiGregorio

Sterling Sky

"Dave is Director of Local Search at Sterling Sky"

Dan Liebson

Local SEO Guide

"Dan is the VP of Search at Local SEO Guide"

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Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending October 18, 2021

Join Mike and Carrie as they discuss what’s new in the SERPs, including continuous scroll on mobile, getting images in mobile results, indented results, and LSA showing in the local finder and map pack. They also look at Amazon’s major seasonal hiring surge,  fake reviews, franchisees’ responsibility to their own…

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Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending October 11, 2021

Join Mike and Carrie as they discuss what’s new in local search this week! Today’s topics include new Google My Business features, our upcoming LocalU Advanced on November 30, how to improve your Local SEO skills, and more! Last Week in Local is a look back at the interesting and…

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Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending October 4, 2021

Join Carrie and special guest host Zach as they discuss how to create the best local landing pages, what’s new at GMB, YouTube Shorts, Google getting Instagram and TikTok videos indexed, a possible algorithm update, and what’s new in the SERPs on this week’s episode of Last Week in Local!…

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Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending September 27, 2021

Join Mike and Carrie as they discuss how to increase leads using images, Amazon’s AI punishing delivery drivers, and a whole lot of things happening at Google -including GMB attribute updates, ranking info, and some changes that hotels should be aware of. Last Week in Local is a look back…

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Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending September 20, 2021

Join Mike and Carrie as they discuss wins and upsets in the world of local SEO – from Walmart’s newfound online momentum, Google’s newest SERP changes that are frustrating the auto industry, and news about our recent AND upcoming LocalU Advanced events! This is an action-packed episode giving you a…

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Video: Last Week in Local for Week Ending September 13, 2021

Join Mike and Carrie as they discuss Colorado’s transportation officials’ big blunder, free tools for checking Google SERP title tag changes, a secret LocalU Advanced discount, all things GMB, and much more!   Last Week in Local is a look back at the interesting and important articles from the previous…

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