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Small Business & Local SEO

Small businesses has the same needs as big businesses, except without the budgets, resources, personnel or time. So what steps does a typical small business take to be in the right place at the right time when people are looking for them?

We'll be covering the essentials for every SMB in 2013, how to rank locally, universally and how to use those rankings to make a difference.

Special Guests this month:

Erick KirksErick is the President and CEO of LeapDog Marketing here in Raleigh, and even more important - a valued sponsor of this Meetup!

Erick helps local companies utilize a plethora of internet marketing strategies to dominate their local market. The core competencies of LeapDog include SEO, Mobile Marketing, Lead Generation, Online Reputation Management, Mobile Application Development, Video SEO, Social Media Marketing.

Jeremy RiveraJeremy Rivera is a Product Marketing Manager for Raven Tools but has a long and deep love affair with SEO and specifically local SEO.

Jeremy started in SEO in the snake's den of Real Estate SEO, so he knows how tough local can be.

You can follow @Ravenjeremy on Twitter.

Ashley Berman HaleAshley Berman Hale is the founder of this Meetup and although sh has moved to the mountains of Colorado she still keeps in touch whenever possible. Although Ashley isn't doing SEO full-time she is one of the most plugged-in search brains on the planet. It's not just me that noticed, Google also appointed her as a Top Contributor within the Google Webmaster forums.

Ashley also is a moderator of the super-popular Technical SEO Google+ Community.

 

Thank you to the awesome sponsors of the most successful SEO Meetup in the United States:

ViranteVirante is one of the leading SEO and web marketing firms in the United States. They are well known for creating the "rent-to-own" strategy for building and sustaining traffic and qualified leads for any web site or business. Virante has been tapped by the Wall Street Journal to provide web marketing expertise to its readership.

LeapDog Marketing is the premier source of inexpensive Raleigh Internet Marketing Packages to help your small business grow online.

This year is the 10th anniversary of North Carolina Search Engine Academy's Workshops! Get all the information about the 10th Anniversary SEO Special at the Internet Marketing Analysts website.

Click Optimize clients have a common goal: to achieve results on the web. We take our job seriously, working hard until we help you meet -- and exceed -- your marketing goals. When you’re looking for a Raleigh website design company focused on lead generation and boosting your bottom line, call Click Optimize. We look forward to helping you rise above the competition!

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  • Carter C.

    someone asked about a list of the centeroids of cities http://bit.ly/distance2centeroid use this tool i made to find them

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Keith C.

    Erick:

    You mentioned that we could download a copy of your book “Local Internet Marketing Guide for Business Owners” by Erick Kirks . Can you post a link or let us know how we can get a copy of it?

    Thanks again for the great presentation.

    1 · May 1, 2013

    • Erick K.

      Thanks, Keith, I hope there were some new things you could take action on to improve. If everyone will email [masked] with the subject "Book Me Erick" I will send a link to the book pdf file.

      1 · May 2, 2013

  • Erick K.

    Hi everyone, thanks again for your gracious comments. As promised, here is a link to the slides that I couldn't get working. Enjoy, and if you have some questions or comments about any of our discussion please let me know! http://www.leapdogmarketing.com/local-business-news/erick-kirks-raleigh-local-seo-meetup-presentation-april-30/

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Margaret M.

    Very informative

    May 1, 2013

  • Michael A. M.

    Great meetup and great practical ways to build a strong local SEO brand.

    1 · May 1, 2013

  • Barbara Mooty V.

    excellent as I think all of these SEO meetups are! Was so pleased to be able to attend tonight!

    April 30, 2013

  • Maura

    I attended for the first time as a newbie and loved it. Content was incredibly useful, and networking opportunities were amazing. Thanks!

    3 · May 1, 2013

    • Nikol M.

      Maura, It was very nice to meet you last night. I am so glad that you not only enjoyed yourself, but found the meetup valuable! Make sure to go to the G+ Event for this meetup to see your tiara picture.

      1 · May 1, 2013

  • Young F.

    Thank you, this was an excellent Meetup! If you are looking for a business help book, I highly recommend “Local Internet Marketing Guide for Business Owners” by Erick Kirks.

    3 · May 1, 2013

  • Dean P.

    Ok

    May 1, 2013

  • Keith C.

    Great information and very knowledgable speakers - awesome job.

    May 1, 2013

  • Richard H.

    Great as always...

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Information!

    May 1, 2013

  • Julie H.

    I learned specific steps I can take to make the websites I build more searchable for local business. Where I grew up this is called a wicked awesome experience. Thank you!

    May 1, 2013

  • Frank C J.

    I took away some great information and new contacts.

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Best part was the Q&A at the end -- that's where the good stuff was. Maybe start with very short preso, and then take questions?

    April 30, 2013

  • Erick K.

    Thanks for being a great crowd! @bluedogmktg Erick Kirks at Leapdog

    2 · April 30, 2013

  • Bobby C.

    Everything starts with keyword research. #seomeetup

    April 30, 2013

  • Hua-Ying

    go to https://plus.google.com/hangouts and you should see it on the list of hangouts

    April 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you! :)

      April 30, 2013

  • Michael A. M.

    Great Location...great food, great SEO Meetup!

    2 · April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was running too late to get there in time. Sorry to miss!
    Can someone tell me how to watch this on google hangouts?

    April 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Figured it out! :)

      April 30, 2013

  • Sharon

    I'm going to have to watch HOA too. I was looking forward to making new connections.

    April 30, 2013

  • Marianne Howell W.

    Running too late. I'll watch HOA instead.

    April 30, 2013

  • Michele

    I would love to attend via G hangout but do not know how to do it. Is there a quick tutorial?

    April 30, 2013

  • Hua-Ying

    I'll join through google hangout

    April 30, 2013

  • Kyle B.

    Just got pulled into a job. Going to try to get done earlier.

    April 30, 2013

  • Jennifer S.

    Really wish I could make this one. :(

    April 22, 2013

    • Nikol M.

      Jennifer, you will be able to watch it via Hangout on Air.

      April 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      How does this work Nikol? I might be the only non-tech person on here, so I'm a bit lost in Google hangout.

      April 30, 2013

  • Sophia Kapusnik L.

    I will attend via google hangout..very excited for this one!

    April 30, 2013

  • David S.

    Hey Phil, will there be a Google hangout for this meetup?

    April 25, 2013

  • Irene G.

    I'm looking forward to it and trying to gather some new small businesses to attend this great meet up group. I appreciate all that you share!

    3 · April 25, 2013

  • Wendy Gates C.

    Next month, for sure.

    April 25, 2013

  • Erick K.

    Looking forward to talking about Local.

    1 · April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would this Meetup be a good forum for an unemployed, actively looking, Marketer and Web Designer to learn and network?

    April 12, 2013

    • Denis M.

      Met one last night, Linda Carter[masked]

      April 12, 2013

    • Erick K.

      I have worked with Linda on several projects (as recently as last week) and she is great. And Kerriann, of course you are welcomed!

      April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it.

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • G M.

    I can't wait and thanks to the organizers

    April 13, 2013

  • Sharon

    I am really looking forward to the information.

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to actually meeting many of these faces that are familiar from social!

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • Doug B.

    Just let me know where we are meeting! I'm looking forward to some more great information.

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • Linda V

    Thanks for all the great information!

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • Lynne

    Yay!

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • Keith C.

    Looking forward to meeting up with everyone for an excellent talk on Small Business SEO.

    1 · April 12, 2013

  • Michael H.

    See you there!

    1 · April 12, 2013

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