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    Local Search Forum Turns TWO! Happy Birthday Local Search Community!

    Today we are 2 Years Old - Happy Birthday Community!


    ForumBirthday


    Today is the Local Search Forum's 2nd Birthday. My how time flies when you're doing what you love!

    We did our formal launch 2 years ago today. In that short amount of time we've grown to a readership of over 2600 visitors per day, a loyal membership of 1,700+ and more than 43,500 posts.

    I've launched a few forums over the years and know they are extremely hard to build up and keep active.
    This forum took off like a rocket ship for 2 reasons:

    1) The caliber of members & staff we've attracted, who are willing to share their knowledge and insights.

    2) The local search industry is highly complicated and confusing. People are hungry for answers and a place to share tips as well as frustrations. We needed a community!


    Today I just want to send out a special thank you, to YOU - for being part of this community!

    It's YOU, the members, that make this forum the dynamic resource it is. We sincerely appreciate every one of you for your contribution. There's no way we could have grown this fast and this strong without all of you.
    It's the collective knowledge in this forum that makes it the largest most active community in the industry.

    I'd also like to extend heart-felt gratitude to my highly valued team!

    Our Forum Admin: David, who does all the tech stuff to free me up to focus on the community.

    Our Top Contributors: Phil from LocalVisibilitySystem and Darren From Whitespark.

    Our Local News Curator: Justin AKA Dusty Bones.

    Our Moderators: My right hand man - Colan from Imprezzio Marketing, Scott from Find Local Company
    and our newest Mod who was just announced today, Eric AKA EsR from HubShout.

    I honestly could not do this without your help and sincerely appreciate you all!

    Please join me in thanking our team for their time and dedication to helping the community!


    I'd also like to that our 1st sponsor: Imprezzio Marketing. I could not keep this place going without their financial support.


    OK, so who brought the virtual birthday cake???

    Let's party!



    Is Our Content HELPFUL? Please pay the community back by sharing!

    LocalSearchForumLinda Buquet .:. Google Local Specialist

    Consulting, Troubleshooting & White Label Services for SEOs & Agencies

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    Note: Due to mulitple RSI injuries, pardon short replies. Typos? Blame it on "Dragon". ;-)

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    Re: Local Search Forum Turns TWO! Happy Birthday Local Search Community!

    Embedding Google+ post so the members & team can see kudos you are getting from the G+ community.



    Click the discussion bubble right above to expand comments.

    Nick Rink: "That's great +Linda Buquet It's such an amazing resource and I know there are plenty of us local SEO's who truly appreciate what you and the other members of the team do there."

    Tina Willis: "Local search is the only search that matters for many of us +Linda Buquet. So great job on creating a great site to educate all of us on a topic so near and dear to our hearts!!"
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    LocalSearchForumLinda Buquet .:. Google Local Specialist

    Consulting, Troubleshooting & White Label Services for SEOs & Agencies

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    Re: Local Search Forum Turns TWO! Happy Birthday Local Search Community!

    Happy Birthday to the The Local Search Forum! Thank you Linda and everyone who makes this place possible.
    Colan Nielsen l GMB Top Contributor
    Vice President, Local Search at Sterling Sky
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    Re: Local Search Forum Turns TWO! Happy Birthday Local Search Community!

    No thank YOU, my right hand man! Could not do it without your help!
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    LocalSearchForumLinda Buquet .:. Google Local Specialist

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    Re: Local Search Forum Turns TWO! Happy Birthday Local Search Community!

    Happy Birthday!!

    Thanks for the 2 years of awesomeness!!

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    Re: Local Search Forum Turns TWO! Happy Birthday Local Search Community!

    Thanks Greg!
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    LocalSearchForumLinda Buquet .:. Google Local Specialist

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    Re: Local Search Forum Turns TWO! Happy Birthday Local Search Community!

    These thank you posts seem to be growing more appropriate and more frequently. It's great to see how this place has evolved in such a short period of time and has become the top hangout for all things local. Although Google sucks lately with all of their changes, it's nice to pop into one location to get caught up.

    A big KUDOS to Linda and the moderators for keeping this place moving in the right direction and helping us organize our lives and thoughts in this complicated local SEO world lately.

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    Re: Local Search Forum Turns TWO! Happy Birthday Local Search Community!

    Happy Birthday, forum!

    Congrats, Linda.

    Great job, everyone.

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    Re: Local Search Forum Turns TWO! Happy Birthday Local Search Community!

    Thanks so much Luke! Your words warmed my heart and I'm sure are appreciated by the team as well.

    Phil thank YOU for all you do here as a Top Contributor.
    Your posts and insights are the best!
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    LocalSearchForumLinda Buquet .:. Google Local Specialist

    Consulting, Troubleshooting & White Label Services for SEOs & Agencies

    Don't Miss Important News & Tips! SUBSCRIBE to Daily Email Digest Here

    Are you a PRO? Join the "Local Search Pros" G+ Community!

    Note: Due to mulitple RSI injuries, pardon short replies. Typos? Blame it on "Dragon". ;-)

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    Re: Local Search Forum Turns TWO! Happy Birthday Local Search Community!

    This has been an awesome forum for connecting, and learning. A great community has been built here, and I'm really happy to be a part of it!
    My rarely updated website (I should fix that) - https://www.ericrohrback.com
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