I’ve been remiss in mentioning that the Local University crew recently opened up a members-only local search forum that gives everyone access to conversations and Q&A with the Local U faculty, not to mention some of the smartest minds in the local search/marketing industry.
It’s like drafting your own local search “dream team” and having access to ask questions whenever you want. Can’t beat that, especially since the monthly fee is less than what you’d spend for just one hour of consulting with folks like Mike Blumenthal, David Mihm, Mary Bowling, Mike Ramsey and the rest of the Local U crew (me included).
But it’s not just about access to Local U; other Forum members include Darren Shaw, Carrie Hill, Andrew Shotland, Phil Rozek and the list could go on and on.
Here are just a couple of the recent conversations started by our members:
- What is the limit to citations? (Is there such a thing as too many local citations? Great answers from Mary, Andrew, Carrie, Darren, Phil and others.)
- Duplicate listings: It appears I have a duplicate listing and I can’t get Google to remove it. Any suggestions? (Great replies from Mike.)
- Address Variations: How do we keep NAP consistency if some citation sources and Google force you to list the address differently? (Great replies from Nyagoslav Zhekov and Dan Austin.)
That’s just a sample of what you’ll find. Since there’s a cost to join the forum, the content has a very good signal-to-noise ratio — people are having great discussions and getting real answers to serious questions.
The introductory price is just $99/month, and the first month is only $49. When you compare it to the cost of hiring a consultant, it’s a real bargain.