Search Engine Optimization

Greg’s Local SEO Presentation from David Kain’s Conference

Welcome back to another episode of Local Search Tuesdays. This week, we’re sharing Greg’s slides from the recent Kain Automotive conference in Lexington, Kentucky.

A few weeks back, Greg got to head back to Lexington for one of our favorite automotive events of the year – David Kain’s clients and friends workshop. It’s always a killer conference, but this time he really upped the bar. The first night, we got to tour the Castle and Key bourbon distillery, and the second afternoon we got to head out to the horse races.

But also, there were some amazing conference presentations, and as always, we wanted to share Greg’s here in this week’s video…
So here we go – it’s about half an hour, but it’s packed with a ton of awesome tips, so enjoy!


Suds and Search 110 | John Doherty, Founder of Credo

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Our guest on this episode of Suds & Search is John Doherty, Founder of Credo.

John spent the early part of his career as a digital marketer both in-house and agency side. He earned important job titles and gained recognition within the industry and then decided to go in a different direction entirely.

John started Credo in 2013. Credo matches agencies with qualified prospects from within Credo’s network. The value-proposition is very clear – Since they qualify the agencies they work with, Credo works as an ally to companies trying to find a new agency partner. From the agency’s point of view, they’ll have a reliable flow of new sales prospects each month. Smart.

As far as we know, Credo is the only SEO/PPC Agency Broker out there. We’re going to spend some of our conversation with John talking about how he even came up with the idea for Credo and how the business has grown over the years.

Because of the different roles he’s had, John is a great person to talk to about a range of things going on in the industry. We filmed this interview at a particularly crazy time for hiring. The demand for high quality digital marketers has never been more intense.

We’ll ask John about the market right now and how agencies can fill important roles.

Grab something cold to drink and join us for a conversation with John Doherty. We’ll have a wide ranging conversation about agency life, do a little cost-benefit analysis for SEO and PPC, and spend some time talking about a famous pet play date.


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.


Digital Marketing Tips: Brighton SEO

Welcome back to another episode of Local Search Tuesdays. This week, we’ve got more tips to share with you – this time, from speakers at Brighton SEO!

If you’ve been watching for a while, you’ve seen Greg’s speaker tips videos before. If this is your first time, he basically grabs speakers at conferences and has them share a quick tip, and then we compile all the tips into a video – so we end up with a video packed with awesome quick tips from experts at the conference.

This time will be really cool, since he was able to get tips from speakers who don’t make it over to the US as often – especially since COVID locked everything down. There’s some incredible stuff in the mix this time, so check it out!


Greg’s SEO Presentation from Brighton SEO


This week, I meant to share a recording of my Brighton SEO presentation last week – but I didn’t realize that we weren’t allowed to share recordings of the conference sessions for Brighton SEO yet…

So instead, I’m sharing the slides from my session, which are still valuable as a stand-alone. Check back in a few months and I’ll be sharing a recording of the presentation!


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!


Suds and Search 105 | Gary May, Founder and President at [email protected]

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My guest on this week’s episode of Suds & Search is Gary May, Founder and President at [email protected].

Gary is a veteran automotive digital marketer and one of the most popular conference presenters in the industry. Gary has presented at virtually every major automotive digital marketing conference including NADA, Innovative Dealer Summit, Driving Sales, and Digital Dealer.

Gary is a tough guy to put in a box. He’s not specifically only an SEO or only a PPC marketer. He’s got a lot of skills. He understands the pain points for auto dealers and is able to use his skills to help with whatever issue they are having.

One of the biggest issues that Gary has noticed is the inaccuracy of measuring the data that dealerships collect. Gary is on a quest to improve the ways dealerships measure their campaigns and increase ROI simply by measuring programs correctly.

This is a crazy couple of years for automotive digital marketers. First, we had the COVID pandemic and then a chip shortage lead to inventory shortages at dealerships all across the country. Gary is a perfect guest to talk to about all the craziness in automotive digital marketing.

Grab something cold to drink and join me for a conversation with Gary May. We’ll talk about holding a digital marketing vendor accountable, we’ll talk about how the chip shortage has changed the way auto dealerships are marketing themselves, and we’ll spend a little time talking about Gary’s experience as a competitive cyclist.


Suds and Search 104 | Dave Spannhake and Dane Saville from Reunion Marketing

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My guests on this week’s episode of Suds & Search are Dave Spannhake and Dane Saville from Reunion Marketing.

Reunion Marketing is an automotive digital marketing agency with specialists in SEO, PPC, and a suite of customized services for dealerships. Dave and Dane both worked together at a large dealer group. In 2015, Dave and Dane were part of a group that founded Reunion Marketing, which has grown steadily since its inception.


Greg’s SEO presentation from NADA 2022

Welcome back to another episode of Local Search Tuesdays. This week, I’m sharing my entire presentation from last week’s National Automobile Dealers Association conference. This show’s a bit more strict on design, so I wasn’t able to do my standard movie backgrounds… So instead, I went with movie-themed Lego minifigures. It’s about 25 minutes long, so enjoy!

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