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Suds and Search 16 | Duane Forrester VP of Industry Insights with Yext

My guest today is Duane Forester, V.P. of Industry Insights at Yext. Duane is a legend in the SEO community.

He’s among the top keynote speakers in the industry. Emphasis on keynote. He has presented the last day keynote at State of Search for as long as that conference has taken place. I first heard him present way back in 2011 at SMX West (as a keynoter) and I’ve remained a fan ever since. At that time, Duane was the Head of the Bing Webmaster Program.


Is your department GMB showing up instead of your main GMB? Here’s how to fix it

In this week’s video, I’m sharing a quick tip that will help all the dealerships out there who have their department listings showing up in Google searches for the dealership name. There’s a bug in Google that causes the wrong Google My Business listing to show up, which is obviously bad for business… And I’m sharing the quick solution to help you fix the problem yourself!


The details about Google’s new automotive study

In this week’s video, I share the details about the new Think With Google report that was released last week about the effects of COVID on the automotive industry. Even if you’re not a car dealer, the shift in browsing and buying habits applies to pretty much everyone. Check out the video to see how the coronavirus has fundamentally changed the way that people shop online.


Suds and Search 013 | Steven Hammer, Founder of RankHammer

My guest today is Steve Hammer, President at RankHammer, a full-service digital marketing agency offering SEO, PPC and Analytics. Steve is a well known speaker who’s presented just about everywhere. You can usually catch him at Pubcon, SMX, Brighton SEO, State of Search and Heroconf. RankHammer has been recognized as the small agency of the year by US search awards.


You have to own your own back yard

In this week’s video, I share a tip that answers one of the most common questions I hear at conferences all over the world: “How do I show up in searches in the bigger city that’s nearby?” The big problem with that question is that most of the time, the business that wants more exposure doesn’t even show up well in their own city. Watch the video to learn how to know when it’s time to try to expand your reach.


Suds and Search 012 | Susan Wenograd of Aimclear

My guest today is Susan Wenograd, CMO at Aimclear. I’m not sure I know anyone with the breadth and depth of Susan’s expertise in paid media. She is a sought after speaker, writer and trainer on topics related to paid social, paid search, content strategy and integrated marketing. She’s one of my favorite presenters. A short list of the conferences she speaks at includes Social Media Marketing World, Pubcon, Brighton, SMX and Social Media Examiner.