• http://localsearchforum.catalystemarketing.com/ Linda Buquet

    Great info Myles!

    I have had a poll going at my forum about favorite or best Local SEO prospecting methods that local search consultants use. In addition to the ones you mention above online forums rank pretty high.

    In other threads consultants have talked about the success they are having with local free seminars for SMBs too, so that also supports your first point above.

    But a recurring theme I see come up is that the consultants that seem most
    successful, are the ones that have built up their expert rep and now do
    no prospecting at all. They get all business via referrals.

  • Jérémy Corman

    “…but many businesses are not proactive enough in this area.” TRUE
    “If you get a follower, then follow them back.” Agreed to follow those who fit your ‘content publishing strategy’ or interact with you because it’s always good to keep a high ratio followings/followers.

  • Daniel Law

    Excellent article Myles. The industry is becoming highly saturated which is forcing the real experts to have to pick up their game. Professionals must be incorporating every strategy to set themselves out from the wannabes if they want any chance of succeeding in this industry.

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    “31% of respondents were new to SEO that year, yet were actively providing SEO and social media services.”

    That makes me really nervous for site owners…A year in SEO might give you a good base to work from but I don’t know if it’s good enough to start selling your services. Experience counts for something! But all these new competitors make it a little harder every day to stand out.

  • http://about.me/mohammedalami Meding44

    Hey nice @myles we were chatting via email but now I can see you.(YP Canada)

  • http://RxSEO.net/ Gregory Smith

    Such a sad thing! It really is…

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