Mary Bowling

  • 2017 Google My Business Holiday Checklist

    Today, we have a guest post from Krystal Taing, the Business Listings Manager at RioSEO - a company that helps enterprise brands rank well and successfully market their businesses online. This holiday season, whether via desktop, mobile, or voice-activated assistant, 80% of consumers will be using a search engine to find information about businesses in their local area.

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  • LocalU Advanced Santa Monica Pre-Agenda Pricing Deal

    The LocalU crew is delighted to be traveling to Santa Monica, California in mid-November for our premier Local Search event of 2017! The venue is the historic Santa Monica Bay Women's Club, a short walk from the beach and the Santa Monica Pier. We' ll be staying at the Marriott Courtyard Santa Moni ...

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  • New LocalU Podcasts Available Now!

    Providing written information to our readers was the first step in creating a Local Search community that disseminated information quickly and accurately. Within the last 6-months Mary Bowling and Mike Blumenthal started recording videos to share Last Week in Local information, as well as Diving Deep into specific Local Search topics in the Deep Dive videos.

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  • Sneak Preview of LocalU Advanced Workshops Agenda

    Our next LocalU Advanced event will be in Seattle in conjunction with MozCon Local. This will be the 3rd Local Search conference we've done with our friends at Moz and we trust it will be the best yet! DATES: February 27 & 28, 2017 VENUE & Hotel: Hyatt Olive 8 TICKETS: Eventbrite We're still working on finalizing our agenda, but do know that Darren Shaw of Whitespar ...

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  • New Local Search Tool Shared

    One of the best things about LocalU Advanced is getting to spend time with with friends with whom we have mostly online relationships - people we've met on Twitter or Facebook or who we chat with in the LocalU forum or other social places or only see a few times a year at conferences. Recently at LocalU Advanced in New Orleans, forum member Olivier Campeau of the Canadian ma ...

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  • LocalU Advanced Just 3 Weeks Away

    We're excited to be putting the finishing touches on presentations and making final plans for our LocalU Advanced conference in New Orleans on October 20th (networking party) and 21st (all day conference). We don't have another advanced event scheduled for anytime soon, so don't miss one of the best Local Search line-ups ever. If you have any qu ...

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  • How to Do Competitive Analysis for Local Search

    LocalU recently conducted an advanced workshop in conjunction with MozCon Local 2016 in Seattle. A brave attendee submitted their site for us to use as a real life example of how to conduct competitive analysis for a new client. In a joint effort by Aaron Weiche, Ed Reese, Darren Shaw, Mike Ramsey and Mary Bowling, we showed how to determine the most suitable terms for which ...

    Mary Bowling/ Local Universityin How To's- 7 readers -
  • Make 2016 the Year Your Local Search Skills Rock It

    Google's thrown so many changes at us that it's often hard to tell what to pay attention to. And we have so many options for marketing local businesses, it's tough to weed out the nice-to-haves from the must-dos. A LocalU Advanced event can help to clear all that up for you and we have 2 coming your way soon.

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  • Give Yourself the Gift of LocalU Advanced

    Or better yet, get your company to give itself the gift of an enlightened local search marketer who's re-energized, has amazing new knowledge and resources and has made valuable new contacts in the industry to call upon when needed. How does that happen, you ask? By attending one or both of LocalU's Advanced events in the first quarter of 2016.

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