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    Hello from NY

    Hi guys and my name is Simon. I'm a 17 year old who got interested in SEO a few months ago. I primarily inactive until I took action in some affiliate seo shenanigans. I basically didn't know what I was doing and went in blind. After I failed twice I went back to learning and found that local seo was much more easier and profitable. Now my current plan is to get clients within the medical industry within areas that are relatively easy to rank for.

    I stumbled upon this community after researching more and more about local seo. So I figured that this could be a great place for me to learn from and eventually give back if I succeed. There's still a lot I don't know and I'm still learning each day.

    I hope you guys can welcome me into this community.

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    Simon

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    Re: Hello from NY

    Welcome, Simon.

    I'm not sure I would agree that Local SEO is easier. There is of course quite a bit of overlap between general SEO and Local SEO but to my mind keeping on top of Local Search requires a greater effort and time commitment.

    A good starting point would be to browse some of the forums here, especially threads with a lot of discussion (replies).

    And good luck with your plans and goals.

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    Re: Hello from NY

    Welcome Simon. You're in the right place for continuing education when comes to Local SEO. This forum is unmatched IMO.
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    Re: Hello from NY

    Welcome Simon!

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    Re: Hello from NY

    Hey Simon, welcome to the fold.

    I agree with David. There is a TON more to local than most people realize and it can get very complicated.

    But I understand your thinking. It's easier to rank for dentist Escondido than it is for digital camera worldwide.

    You might want to start with our Google local 101 forum which has some of the more beginner topics.
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    Re: Hello from NY

    Welcome Simon! Great, another New Yorker.

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    Re: Hello from NY

    Welcome Simon! Local SEO is easier, but only within certain conditions. Smaller markets and under-optimized niches are easier simply because the competition is weaker. That doesn't carry across the entire industry though. Larger/more profitable cities, more expensive service offerings (law, medical, construction, etc), and growing knowledge on basic optimization from the business owners will make Local SEO just as difficult as any other internet marketing project.

    This forum is a great place to discuss scenarios, best practices, or just get advice/feedback from other pros. It's a great place to be, so make sure to dig through it and learn. Also use the search bar at the top of the page to find answers to more specific questions. Chances are pretty good that someone else has already run into the same situation you're facing and asked about it before. Even better odds that a handful of forum members have already provided some great feedback.

    Best of luck, and most importantly... ask lots of questions.
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