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    Joining This Forum Is The Best Thing You Have Done

    Hello and welcome Newbies to the Local Search Forum. Having been a member since near it's inception I thought I would reinforce your decision to join and to visit regularly. Local SEO is not an easy gig but the support you will find here will BLOW YOU AWAY!

    For starters, check out the membership. A veritable "Who's Who" in the local search community. Colan Nielsen, Joy Hawkins, Miriam Ellis, Phil Rozek, Andrew Shotland, Darren Shaw and more! And let us never forget "Saint" Linda Buquet, our hostess and lead moderator. Linda's heart is bigger than all of Google's servers.

    And these good folks are very active here. Have a question or problem? Good chance you'll receive some keen insight from one or more of those listed above. They've "been there, done that" and are always so ready to share their experience, typically within a day, many times within the hour.

    Feel free to share your observations also. You may notice something new or different while Googling about. Document it and share it in the appropriate forum. Besides the All Star cast, the strength of this forum is the collective experience of all members.

    Again, welcome! If you're new to the local search space (there's still time to get out and preserve your sanity), your membership here will be a resource unlike any other you could possibly imagine. If you've been in the game for a while but haven't found this haven until recently, it's OK to remember the sage words of Homer Simpson, "DOH!"

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    Re: Joining This Forum Is The Best Thing You Have Done

    Jim, you are seriously the sweetest member ever!!!

    Thanks for warming the cockles of my heart again!
    AND for always acknowledging our team for helping you and others out.

    You're the best!
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

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

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    Re: Joining This Forum Is The Best Thing You Have Done

    Thank you for the kind words Jim. You sir, deserve a big thank you as well. You are an important member of this forum. I have learned a lot from you. And for that I thank you.
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    Re: Joining This Forum Is The Best Thing You Have Done

    "Linda's heart is bigger than all of Google's servers" > Love it!!!!

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    Re: Joining This Forum Is The Best Thing You Have Done

    I will say that if I had to direct someone to a single resource to learn local SEO it would be this forum. Not only is it a great hub for everything local search but the internet marketing ideas/knowledge shared here is some of the best on the interwebs.
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    Re: Joining This Forum Is The Best Thing You Have Done

    This forum's definitely changed my life, even before I started getting active here. Responsible for a lot of the larger business decisions I've made in the last 4 years, I genuinely don't know what I'd be doing with my life right now if I hadn't ended up on this forum. Funny how life is, thanks for all you do Linda, and for everyone else who contributes! And thanks for taking the time to post this Jim.

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    Re: Joining This Forum Is The Best Thing You Have Done

    Thanks so much for the kind words too, Colan, Joy, Michael & James.

    Working with you guys makes all the difference! I know our members and even lurkers value you almost as much as I do. What a team!
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

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

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    Re: Joining This Forum Is The Best Thing You Have Done

    Jim - well done!

    I echo what everybody has said. We are ALL so lucky to have this forum with so many top notch contributors who are so willing to give their time and knowledge when help or advice is ever needed. It still truly amazes me how people are just so willing to help others here.

    As for our commander, that's Linda if you don't know, she works herself to the point of pain and illness for us and this community. For that Linda, I say thank you for all you do for us. But you know I'll send Guido if I have to.

    It truly is an honor and a privilege to be a very small part of this place.
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