Suds and Search 42 | Mike Blumenthal, Co-founder of GatherUp

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My guest on this episode of Suds & Search is Mike Blumenthal. Mike is the Founding Partner of GatherUp and the Co-founder of LocalU. Mike is one of the most important voices in Local SEO. His motto is all local, all the time. It’s hard to think of anyone who has contributed more to the Local SEO community than Mike.


Greg’s presentation from Pubcon about COVID shopping behavior

This week’s video is a longer one, since I’m sharing my presentation from Pubcon Cyber Week last week. It’s about 25 minutes, but it’s packed with helpful information about gaining more visibility during the holiday shopping season and beyond. Buyer behavior has changed at a fundamental level because of the COVID pandemic, and I share several interesting stats from reports released over the last few months that help drive home the point that digital dominance is the key to future success. Check it out!


How to optimize Google My Business Questions & Answers

In this week’s episode, I share tips for optimizing the Questions and Answers section of your Google My Business profile. By pre-loading questions, answering them, and keeping your answers upvoted to be displayed as primary answers, you can rock a much better user experience on your GMB profile – and capture more local customers.


Signals that influence Local SEO: Google My Business

In this week’s episode, I finish my series on signals that influence Local SEO with a segment on Google My Business. Arguably the most important element in your Local SEO strategy, Google My Business is often overlooked by local businesses. Watch and learn which elements have the most influence over your visibility in searches, and learn how to optimize the most important elements.


What to do if you’re affected by new COVID restrictions

In this week’s episode, we talk about what you should do if your business is affected by the new round of COVID lockdowns. As the virus is surging in many areas across the country, many areas are increasing restrictions and returning to strict lockdowns. We’re heading into the holiday season, so it’s more important than ever to maintain your visibility online, so we share a few quick tips to ensure your business will be visible and attract customers.


Greg’s Top 10 Halloween Horror Movies

This week, we’re taking a break from SEO and digital marketing tips… It’s Halloween this weekend, so I’m sharing my list of top 10 Halloween horror movies. I’m skipping the obvious commercial choices and going with rarely seen and/or underrated horror flicks, so check out the list and have a creepy Halloween!


Greg’s Local SEO Presentation from PubCon

This week’s episode is another long one – but it’s packed with awesome Local SEO tips! I wanted to share my presentation from PubCon last week – one of the industry’s oldest and largest digital marketing conferences. I share lots of up to date tips to help gain more visibility in local searches and explain several of the recent COVID-related updates to Google My Business – you definitely don’t want to miss it!