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How Does a Microbrewery Survive Social Distancing?

Our business is flanked by two microbreweries, literally.

When we walk out our front door there’s Dovetail Brewery, and out our back door is Begyle Brewing. Both are great establishments offering some of the best beers in Chicago.

Yesterday, we learned that Illinois Governor JB Pritzker ordered that all bars and restaurants in Illinois must close their doors to dine-in customers from the end of business Monday, March 15 through March 30, due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

The first thing we thought was selfish, as in… “There goes 15 happy hours.”

But then we began to wonder about the microbrewery businesses. Can they survive being shuttered for 15 days? What happens if the Governor’s order is extended beyond 15 days?


Local SEO presentation from Pubcon Austin

In this week’s episode of Local Search Tuesdays, I share my entire presentation from Pubcon Austin last week. I hit a few quick tips on the basics of Local SEO, then move on to share advanced tactics to help with specific situations.

It’s a bit longer, since we’re sharing the entire 20 minute session, but it’s packed with actionable tips – so kick back and give it a watch!


Prove you need SEO with simple math

In this week’s episode of Local Search Tuesdays, I share a simple math equation that helps to prove why Local SEO is necessary in any market. Most people know about SEO, but it’s not as easy to demonstrate why it’s vital to success.

We used jewelry shops as an example, but the math works for any vertical – simply change out “jewelers” for whatever you do and apply the same equation – you’ll see quickly that Local SEO is an absolute necessity for your business.


Digital Marketing Tips for 2020 – SearchLove London

Welcome back to another episode of Local Search Tuesdays! After the amazing comments we had about last week’s video, we’re super excited to share this week’s episode. Shortly after speaking at Pubcon in Las Vegas last fall, I spoke at SearchLove London. It’s quite an honor to speak at SearchLove, as all the speakers are invited (you can’t apply to speak).