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Check it out, I did a Whiteboard Friday video!

In this week’s video, I’m sharing an update about another video. Just a few weeks ago, Moz released an episode of its highly popular Whiteboard Friday series, and I was the host! I rocked a killer whiteboard and talked all about Google Posts and how to use them to help your business stand out from competitors. And for all the people out there who thought I cheated and used a Photoshopped background and a green screen, I show proof it was a real whiteboard…


Suds and Search 48 | George Nenni, Founder of Generations Digital

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My guest on this episode of Suds & Search is George Nenni. George is the Founder of Generations Digital, a digital marketing consultancy for auto dealerships.

George has over 3 decades of experience helping automotive dealerships overcome an array of digital marketing challenges. He is the author of two essential books. His first is titled, A Car Dealer’s Guide to Google My Business which explores all the unique opportunities for car dealerships within Google My Business. Just before this episode launched, George released his second book, A Car Dealer’s Guide to Digital Marketing.


Just released: The 2020 Local Search Ranking Factors

In this week’s video, I share the details on the recently-released 2020 Local Search Ranking Factors. Basically the bible of Local Search, the 2020 LSRF is the best guide for your Local SEO strategy in 2021. The top minds in Local SEO all contributed, and it breaks down the signals that Google’s local algorithm uses to decide which sites to show at the top of local search results.


Hannah Borchik Joins SearchLab as Director of SEO

Hannah Borchik - SearchLab Director of SEO

I am excited to announce that Hannah Borchik is the newest member of the fast-growing SEO team at SearchLab. Hannah is an extremely accomplished Local SEO with over six years of experience, and today is her first day as our new Director of SEO. During the hiring process, her deep understanding of SEO, a proven track record of managerial-level success, and her sterling reputation within the SEO community made her the obvious choice to lead SearchLab’s SEO team.

Hannah is a Google My Business Product Expert and a Google Maps Product Expert. Only a small group of highly respected industry experts are included in the Product Expert program. As a PE, Hannah volunteers time to answer questions from users who are experiencing problems or bugs. Hannah and other PEs often hear about bugs and problems – and even new updates – before the rest of us mortals in the general public.

Hannah has held multiple leadership-level positions in the past. She is considered one of the leading SEO experts in the healthcare space, having overseen numerous projects for some of the largest and most complex hospital and healthcare groups in the country.

In her role at SearchLab, Hannah will operate as our SEO program leader. She is responsible for helping our SEO team reach their full potential through support and mentorship. She will work closely with Greg Gifford, Vice President of Search, to identify areas for improvements and lead ongoing training across the entire department. She will oversee professional development, optimize, manage, and maintain internal processes, and improve the overall effectiveness of our Local SEO service offering.

SearchLab is excited to add this industry leader to our rapidly growing team of digital marketers. Our clients will benefit from Hannah’s deep knowledge and impressive leadership abilities, and our team will flourish under her expert leadership.


Problems with Google My Business? Use the GMB Forum

In this week’s video, I share a simple yet not commonly known tip to help with any problems you might have with your Google My Business listing. Google has Community Help forums for each of its products, so whenever you have a problem with your GMB listing that you can’t solve, you should create a forum post. Watch the video for all the details…


How to add More Hours to your Google My Business listing

In this week’s episode, I explain how to add additional hours to your Google My Business listing for modified services such as curbside pickup, delivery, or senior hours. If you offer additional services, the “more hours” feature lets you display different hours of operation on your GMB profile to attract more customers. Watch and learn how easy it is to add to your listing!


The top 10 episodes of Local Search Tuesdays of 2020

For the final episode of 2020, I share our 10 most popular episodes of the year. I aggregated analytics data from Wistia (our video host), YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn to figure out which episodes were the most popular. Here’s the final list, along with links to each video:


Suds and Search 43 | Justin Sanger, Chief Revenue Officer of OMG National

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My guest on our last episode of Suds & Search for 2020 is Justin Sanger. Justin is the Chief Revenue Officer and Equity Investor at OMG National. For over two decades, Justin has been a pioneer in small business digital marketing.

He founded LocalLaunch back in 2003. LocalLaunch offered Paid Search, SEO, and landing page optimization services way back in the early 2000s just as Google was emerging as the leading advertising channel for SMBs. LocalLaunch was acquired by RH Donnelley in 2006.