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    Local University

    Has anyone attended the Local U meetings? Local University - Search Marketing Seminars Created Specifically for Small Business Owners
    and if so was it worth it for seo professional's or is it more geared towards the business owner?

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    Re: Local University

    I know quite a few of our members have attended, so am hopefully they'll weigh in.

    But I assume they'll say it's worth it, if nothing else for networking and being able to ask Mike, Joel and others Qs face-to-face. And I bet the real magic happens after, if some folks go out for drinks. That's likely when you'll hear some insider tips or the real nitty gritty.

    BUT that's all assumption on my part. I can't go to events because my boss is a slave driver and has me chained to my desk. But I bet some other pros will be by to share their opinions...
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    Re: Local University

    Hi Marie,

    I went to Local U NYC. It was fantastic for all the reasons that Linda mentioned, plus we received a flash drive with all the presentations plus other great resources.
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    Re: Local University

    LOL!! Linda, your boss should be locked up! From the way the website is worded it makes me feel business owners would have the most benefit but I would love for others to weigh in. If its worth it I would love to attend.....but if I hear four hours of the basic stuff I already know I might become a little yawny......(yep, I just created that word!)

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    Hi Colan,
    So it was captivating even for someone in the business......? And last question....did you learn something you didn't already know ?

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    Re: Local University

    Quote Originally Posted by Marie Ysais View Post
    From the way the website is worded it makes me feel business owners would have the most benefit
    Marie

    The regular LocalU session is targeted to small businesses and since we put on 12 to 14 of those a year, the site focuses more on that audience. The LocalU Advanced is focused primarily on practitioners and in house SEOs and the content is very advanced and is inappropriate for most SMBs.

    Mike

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    Re: Local University

    Thanks, Mike. That is exactly what I needed to know. I signed up for the email updates so I will try and catch and advanced class as soon as it is convenient! I appreciate you taking the time to explain it to me.

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    Re: Local University

    I was going to put this in another thread, but since Local U is associated with David Mihm I'll add it here.

    I tried going to his blog site to read through local ranking factors again and it seems his site has been red flagged to contain malware.

    What is the current listing status for davidmihm.com?

    Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this web site may harm your computer

    Looks like it might be an issue of where the site is hosted from. Just thought I'd share that little bit of info in case others were planning on re-reading some content from him.
    Last edited by Eric Rohrback; 02-13-2013 at 02:45 PM. Reason: removed direct link

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    Re: Local University

    @ EsR

    David's site is still affected, but he knows about it and is on it (I asked him a few minutes ago, and that's what he said).

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    Re: Local University

    Thanks for the warning Eric!

    Thanks Phil! When I read Eric's post was going to let David know. Good to hear you already did and he's on it.

    Damn hackers!!!
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    Re: Local University

    Thanks guys. Keep us posted on what's happening there. If anyone has a PDF of the local ranking factors can you PM me or email me? That's really all I was looking to use from the site yesterday.

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