Miriam Engaged By SEOmoz As Local SEO Q&A Forum Consultant

Some happy, happy news to share today: I’ve been engaged as an associate by SEOmoz to answer Local SEO questions in their wonderful Q&A forum which is made available to SEOmoz PRO Members!

As my clients and colleagues know, I’m crazy about Local Search, and this will be a wonderful opportunity to get to hear more of the stories of local business owners who are working hard to achieve success on the web. This will help me in my own work with our company’s clients and will enable me to spend more of my time thinking and chatting about Local! I will strive to answer questions in the most helpful, friendly manner possible and am honored by the chance to work with an organization as brilliant, inspiring and fun as SEOmoz. Like many of you, I have tuned into the SEOmoz story for years with tremendous interest and heartfelt admiration. What a pleasure it is to get to contribute a small part to all of the great work they do!

I would like to extend special thanks to my friend and colleague David Mihm for recommending me for this engagement, to Lindsay Perkin Wassell of Keyphraseology for showing me the dashboard ropes, and, of course, to Rand Fishkin for welcoming me aboard. I am sincerely grateful!

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16 Responses to “Miriam Engaged By SEOmoz As Local SEO Q&A Forum Consultant”

  1. on 27 Sep 2010 at 12:13 pm David Mihm

    Congrats, Miriam. The ‘moz is lucky to have you on board :)

  2. on 27 Sep 2010 at 1:32 pm Mike Ramsey

    Awesome! Is there quite a bit of local search questions being asked?

  3. on 27 Sep 2010 at 1:41 pm admin

    Thank you, David. I so appreciated the good word you put in for me. This will be a fun new adventure.

  4. on 27 Sep 2010 at 1:43 pm admin

    Hi Mike!
    That remains to be seen. I think this will be just a small task at first, but as local grows so grows the number of folks seeking information about it, right? Thank you for stopping by and for the kind words.

  5. on 27 Sep 2010 at 2:30 pm randfish

    Thrilled to have you Miriam! I know there are going to be a lot of folks benefiting from your excellent advice.

  6. on 27 Sep 2010 at 2:45 pm admin

    Thank you, Rand! It’s a treat to have you stop by and I am so happy to be on board with the super SEOmoz team!

  7. on 27 Sep 2010 at 8:27 pm Dana Lookadoo

    Miriam, thanks to Lori Bourne for sharing. What GREAT news, and I agree that SEOmoz PRO members are going to benefit greatly by having you as part of the team.

    Interestingly, I thought about our respective Google Maps & Google Local faux pas situations of trying to find medical info. Interestingly, many of those errors continue, forcing one to resort to the phone book. We need you out there help SEOs know how to help companies get it right.

  8. on 28 Sep 2010 at 5:54 am Larry

    Congrats Miriam!

  9. on 28 Sep 2010 at 8:23 am Mike Blumenthal


  10. on 28 Sep 2010 at 8:42 am Donna

    Congratulations Miriam. They ARE lucky to have you!
    My best,

  11. on 28 Sep 2010 at 8:49 am Lindsay Wassell

    Thanks so much for agreeing to join us. We’ve been longing for a local guru. There are more and more questions on this front each week. Now I have a great resource to direct those questions to. It is a big relief. :)

  12. on 28 Sep 2010 at 11:01 am admin

    Thank you so much for stopping by, Dana! Yes, on the medical front there are definitely still problems in Maps and I still rue the fact that they removed the specific option for reporting incorrect medical/emergency data. I have yet to hear a glowing report of the efficacy of the new catch-all ‘report a problem’ link. Google still has lots of work to do, and that’s extreme when we’re driven back to the…phone book!

    I really appreciated your congratulations!

  13. on 28 Sep 2010 at 11:02 am admin

    Thank you so much, Mike, Donna & Larry. I really appreciate the kind words!

  14. on 28 Sep 2010 at 11:03 am admin

    Thank you, Lindsay, for all your help in guiding my first steps in this brave new world! You are a wonderful mentor!

  15. on 30 Sep 2010 at 11:48 am Dave Oremland

    Congratulations, Miriam:

    You are an excellent choice. Lots of local questions definitely need real close local experience. you have it.

    Go get em. ;)


  16. on 30 Sep 2010 at 11:55 am admin

    Thank you so much, Dave! I really appreciate such praise from you!

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