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    Linda Buquet and the Local Search Forum is SO AWESOME!

    We're glad you're here, and you should be also.

    I have been a member of this forum since the beginning in July 2012 (and even before when it was more like a Newsgroup). And I can say, without reservation, that there is NO other resource that I have found that has helped me, my business, and my clients like the Local Search Forum.

    I am a self-taught Local SEO consultant, and the members here have been my teachers. And the "faculty" is beyond compare. Here I have met and developed lasting relationships with many of the most authoritative names in our business: Linda Buquet, of course (God, I love you Linda!), Joy Hawkins, Phil Rozek, Colan Nielsen, Greg Gifford, Andrew Shotland, Darren Shaw...and so many others.

    What blows me away about this forum and its members is the generosity. When I am stuck in a jam or at a crossroads, I post a plea for help and these members here pour in with invaluable insight and advice, all of which is free and given with no expectation of any reward other than a "Thanks".

    If you're new here, you're probably new to the business also (or else you would'a been here a LONG time ago). So here's a News Flash: This Is A Tough Business! To have a support group like that which resides here can make all the difference between success and failure.

    Welcome. Now dive into the forum, the posts, the topics. Chime in with your own experience or questions. You have arrived at a safe haven.

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    Re: Linda Buquet and the Local Search Forum is SO AWESOME!

    You got that right Jim! This is without a doubt, the best resource for Local SEO. Linda is an absolute gem.

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    Re: Linda Buquet and the Local Search Forum is SO AWESOME!

    Well said Jim. And I couldn't agree more about the people and their generosity to help others along the way. We have the very best in the business here and it still amazes me how they ALL take time out of their busy schedules to help someone, no matter the type of help needed.

    Hell, our fearless leader even fights through injury, pain and discomfort to help in any way she can.

    No Linda, that's not an invitation for a response. But a simple "thank you" for being you. Now, get off the computer!
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    Re: Linda Buquet and the Local Search Forum is SO AWESOME!

    Linda (I know you'll see this), please pace yourself. If a post or a "sighting" isn't replied to in the same hour, don't trip on it! Please take care of yourself. Because we care for you, and we need you (and this forum).

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    Re: Linda Buquet and the Local Search Forum is SO AWESOME!

    Wow Jim! Talk about making my night err... week... err month!
    Thank you. Your words warmed the cockles of my heart!

    But seriously, the reason I started this forum way back when, was that this IS a tough industry.
    And I knew consultants needed a place to network, sort through the craziness and work together to figure things out.

    It's so cool that we are in an industry where experts are all so open, willing to share and support each other.

    It's the members that make this place what it is. I'm just the hostess.
    (But I'm starting to heal up and working on making a comeback - so look out!)

    Thanks you guys for the kind words and for always being here to support each other and our members. I feel so lucky to work with each of you!
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    Note: Due to mulitple RSI injuries, pardon short replies. Typos? Blame it on "Dragon". ;-)

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    Re: Linda Buquet and the Local Search Forum is SO AWESOME!

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Buquet View Post
    And I'm starting to heal up and working on making a comeback - so look out!
    Did a little update on my progress in post #41. Can't wait to get back in action! Making progress.
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    Note: Due to mulitple RSI injuries, pardon short replies. Typos? Blame it on "Dragon". ;-)

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    Re: Linda Buquet and the Local Search Forum is SO AWESOME!

    Well said Jim! And I couldn't agree more. This forum has done a huge amount to help me with my business and my clients for years, and getting more involved and engaged with the local community has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. I've learned so much here from so many people, it's a rare thing too to be on a path and have so many experts with tested, proven advice willingly sharing what they know publicly. I can't even imagine trying to figure out all this stuff alone.

    Thanks again Linda for creating this place, and for welcoming me here!

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