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Suds and Search 109 | Kristian Bannister, Director of Product and Marketing at BrightLocal

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Our guest on this weeks episode of Suds & Search is Kristian Bannister, Director of Product and Marketing at BrightLocal.

Kristian is a popular blogger, podcaster, and veteran digital marketer with over a decade of experience.

He is the host of the terribly impressive podcast, Adventures in Local Marketing, where he’s interviewed a who’s who of the top local SEOs in the world, covering a range of topics.

For those outside of Local SEO, it’s hard to overstate how important BrightLocal is for the Local SEO community. We can personally vouch for the effectiveness of their tool suite, which we’ve used at SearchLab for many years now.

What really separates BrightLocal is how much high-quality content they generate on their site. BrightLocal is constantly coming up with new webinars, compelling blogs posts, they’ve got a Learning Academy that is truly excellent, and the man at the center of building that community is Kristian Bannister.

Before we dive into local marketing, we’ll start our conversation by asking him a general marketing question, about a topic in which BrightLocal’s done an amazing job – how do you build a real, genuine community with your target audience?

It’s also gotta be extremely difficult to do marketing for a marketing SaaS company. We’ll dive into how Kristian approaches the works and what we can expect next from the team at BrightLocal.

Grab something cold to drink, and join us for a conversation with Kristian Bannister. We’ll talk about the BrightLocal tool suite, how SMBs can generate more (and better) reviews, and how Kristian is adjusting to Google My Business rebranding to Google Business Profile.


Greg’s SEO presentation from SMX

On this week’s episode of Local Search Tuesdays, I’ve got another awesome presentation to share with you. I was the closing keynote for SMX Munich, one of the biggest digital marketing conferences in Europe, and I’m sharing my entire presentation with you for this week’s episode. It’s about half an hour long, but it’s packed with awesome tips about taking a holistic approach to local digital marketing – check it out!


Greg’s SEO presentation from the IS20G conference

In this week’s episode, I’m sharing a recording of my entire presentation from last week’s Internet Sales 20 Group conference in Philadelphia. It was our first conference of 2022, and the slides are packed with actionable tips to help you gain more visibility in local searches. This episode is longer than normal – about 37 minutes – but it’s definitely a don’t-miss episode!


Suds and Search 92 | Best of 2021, Part One

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That’s a wrap on our second year of Suds & Search. This has been an amazing year of conversations with some of the very best digital marketers in the world. We’ve now launched over 90 episodes and it feels like we’re just getting started.

This week we’re going to take a break from our regularly scheduled one on one interviews to bring you a “best of” episode. We’ve put together highlights from my conversations with some of the top experts in SEO, PPC, Social Media, CRO, Web Development, and more. For the last time this year, grab something cold to drink and join me for the best of Suds & Search 2021.


The 2021 Local Search Ranking Factors

The results of the 2021 Local Search Ranking Factors study have finally been released! Each year, the top 40-ish experts world-wide participate in the in-depth study, which aggregates the answers to give us all a better understanding of which signals matter the most for Local SEO. Check out the video for the updated info and a few high level insights…


Check your SEO with our scoring matrix

In this week’s episode, I share the details about our new SEO scoring matrix, which allows us to score any site on basic SEO principles. Check your own work, use it as a guide for what to do, or use it to hold your vendor partner accountable! If you’d like to get your site scored, shoot an email to [email protected] and I’ll knock it out for you!


Greg’s SEO presentation from the Driving Sales Executive Summit

In this week’s video, I’m sharing my popular presentation on Local SEO from the Driving Sales Executive Summit in Las Vegas last month. Learn why SEO is your highest priority in the upcoming year and exactly how to optimize site content, links, reviews, and Google My Business (now called Google Business Profiles).


Suds and Search 83 | Tony Wright, founder and CEO of WrightIMC

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is Tony Wright, Founder and CEO of WrightIMC.

Tony is a veteran digital marketer, a past president of DFWSEM, an adjunct professor at Texas Tech, a columnist at Search Engine Journal, and a popular conference presenter. You may have heard Tony speak at Pubcon, State of Search, SMX East, and Affiliate Summit.