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Google+ Hangout: Local Search

When: Tuesday, May 19, 2015
From 2:30 PM until 3:30 PM ET
Where: Google+ Hangout
Presenter: Education Committee
Contact: Member Services

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Google+ Hangout: Local Search

In this informative session, presented by the SEMPO Education Committee, we will discuss the necessity of optimizing and maximizing your local SEO.

So mark your calendars for May 19th at 2:30pm EDT, and learn from those who create/use local search. We'll cover these topics in an open question-and-answer format.


Meet Our Speakers


Andrew Shotland, President/Founder

Local SEO Guide

Andrew is the founder of a leading search consultancy with a specialty in SEO for local search for multi-location companies, enterprise SEO audits and corporate training. He is a regular contributor to SEARCHENGINELAND.COM and author of the definitive Google News Ranking Factors survey and, a blog focused on helping businesses navigate Apple Maps and SIRI. Andrew is a regular speaker at SMX, Streetfight Summit, LSA and BIA/Kelsey conferences.
Andrew was a founding member of NBC’s Internet group and a former GM of back when it was weird to see URLs on TV. He helped start Insider Pages, a pioneering local-social search engine, which was acquired by CitySearch in 2006. He is a co-founder of Backyard, a local deals service that was acquired by Sightly in 2011 and an advisor to several start-ups, including Nabewise, which was acquired by Airbnb and Demandforce, which was acquired by Intuit.


Justin Prunell, Mobile Solutions Lead


Justin focuses on Mobile ad solutions including search, app promotion, UX and measurement for large customers at Google. Prior to Google he worked at Digitas where he helped clients develop a holistic media strategy based on customer insights. He lives in New York City with wife, son and dog.


Mike Supple, Director of Products & Social Media

Milestone Internet Marketing, Inc

Part of the Milestone executive team for five years, Mike Supple oversees local search and social media product development across three offices. Mike is the product manager for NAPtune™, Milestone's local search and listing software, MediaConnect360™, our social media management dashboard, and eBuzz Connect™, our online reputation management application.
Mike has been a speaker at various search engine, local and social media industry conferences, including EyeforTravel and Local Search Association. Prior to Milestone, he created and led the sales team for JJ Buckley Fine Wines, an online wine retailer, using web, email and social marketing. With his marketing leadership, JJ Buckley Fine Wines was named the 35th fastest growing private company in America and number 1 in the San Francisco Bay Area by Inc 500 magazine.

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