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PHOTOS: Local U Austin Workshop, February 2013

By Carrie Hill / February 11, 2013
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Our first Local U workshop of the year is in the books, and we all feel like Austin was a great success. We had more than 100 people in each of our two sessions, lots of helpful site clinics, great networking and so much more. Some of our team snapped a few photos during the…

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One-On-One SEO Help Can Make All The Difference

By Carrie Hill / February 7, 2013
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At our latest Local University event in Austin, Texas I was reminded of how powerful individual attention with a small business website and their search engine optimization needs can be. At many of our events, we offer 30-minute private consultations following the 4-hour seminar that allows us to analyze an attendee’s website and provide specific…

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Progressive Insurance Agents Discuss Local U Workshops [VIDEO]

By Carrie Hill / January 24, 2013
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We think Local U is a great fit for insurance agents — they’re exactly the type of local/small business we love to help. As it turns out, Progressive Insurance has sent some of its agents to our Local U workshops going back to our first year in 2010. And they’ve sent agents to several more…

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Facebook Graph Search: What Local U Faculty Members Think

By Carrie Hill / January 16, 2013
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Facebook search is getting an upgrade and overhaul, and the local search aspects of it are worth watching. It’s called Facebook Graph Search. It’s considered a work-in-progress (ergo the “beta” label that Facebook gave it) and only a small percentage of Facebook users can access it right now. In a nutshell, Graph Search is a…

Local University – Our 4th Year Together

By Mike Blumenthal / January 6, 2013
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Local University  is growing up and we are starting our 4th year together. We have a new website,  a new name but we have the same great people and the same great job. The job? Helping businesses small and large understand the opportunities for sustained and successful local marketing via the internet. In late 2009,…