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    Exclamation ADVANCED Google+ Local TRAINING

    UPDATE 7/1/14: NEW Advanced Google My Business Training - Coming Soon!

    Just posted a some pre-launch information about the new upcoming Advanced Google My Business Training.
    Plus I'm giving a free bonus to existing training clients. BONUS: Google My Business Training for "Pros"

    UPDATE 10/20/13: October training overview

    ON-DEMAND ADVANCED G+ Local VIDEO TRAINING

    Includes: 6 ˝ hours of videos, 30 pages of training & resources, filled with 70 luscious links.
    All training is done by yours truly, in short on-demand videos with extensive training docs.

    .:. No more scheduling problems associated with "Live" phone training!

    .:. Short video modules allow you to absorb all the intensive info in bite-sized chunks.

    .:. New lower cost options.

    .:. Totally updated:
    The course has also been expanded and upgraded to cover all the latest Google changes that affect your process and your clients and really helps to clear the confusion.

    Optional upgrade to the Private Local Search Pro Forum. Which includes tons of "insider tips", brainstorming, bonus tools.

    NEW "Live" Q & A and Google update conference calls. Brainstorm the issues live with Linda, Colan and lots of other industry pros. These calls are providing tons of value and are recorded/archived. So that's several hours of additional training, tips and ideas for you.

    GENERAL TRAINING INFO

    ADVANCED Google+ Local TRAINING (For EXPERIENCED Local Search consultants only)
    This is not beginner Google+ Local training and we don't have time to cover any 101 stuff in this course. This is advanced training. You need to have demonstrated experience to benefit from this knowledge. (Hands-on with at least 10 clients or G+L pages preferred).


    SOME of the TOPICS COVERED

    Important strategies and issues. Detailed info about how the 2 local algos work, top ranking factors, NAP research tips and tricks, optimization tips, guideline issues & minefields to avoid, citations and overview of my customer review building training (included a bonus).

    Some of the more advanced tips include: ways to avoid common time-wasting problems, how to deal with dupes/merges, moved/rebranding problems, how to handle multi-location business issues, service area business problems and how to stay out of trouble, advanced troubleshooting tips and overview/links to the most important Google+ Local resources.[/COLOR]

    Also covered are all the most important things you need to know that surround the issue of merging/verifying Google+ and the latest Google Local updates. Really cuts through the confusion and explains exactly what you need to know about how things stand currently.

    ADVANCED TRAINING MATERIALS INCLUDED:

    .:. 6 ˝ hours of videos

    .:. 30 pages of training & resources, filled with 70 links to more info

    .:. Optional upgrade to the Local Search Pros PRIVATE Forum for ongoing support & brainstorming.
    (Includes upgrade to “Local Search Pro” status and "Local Search Pro" Badge for your site)

    .:. NEW BONUS: Optional upgrade also includes the live Pro Conference Calls and hours of previously recorded Pro conference call training. In these calls we discuss all the latest Google changes at that time, cover new processes and advanced ranking tips and do training Q & A.

    .:. BRAND NEW BONUS (2/14) FREE ADVERTISING - After you take the course you also get a free listing in the brand new "Local Search Pros Directory, which is only open to smart consultants who have the foresight to take my training.

    .:. BONUS TOOLS if you get the Pro upgrade: Client data worksheet, project tracking worksheet, comprehensive customer review training program. (You are free to modify and use for your own clients.)



    Here are a few training reviews on my Google+ Local page

    Below are a couple forum comments from recent attendees.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kristen View Post
    I also took both of Linda's courses and I would highly recommend them even if you have a lot of experience in local SEO. There are so many 'experts' giving you ways to do things, Linda's methods to me were very helpful and cleared up unanswered questions I had for a long time.

    I wanted to let others know that if you find value in Linda's free help on this forum, the insight she gives you in her paid training courses takes local to a whole new level.

    I really believe that Linda's courses have been the single best investment I've made in years. And I base that on the results we are now able to provide clients.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nick.SEOSpark View Post
    I had some training from Linda last year and thought it was fantastic! I took the "Organic Local SEO Hooks" (aka Secret Sauce) training and gained so much from it. Even though I thought I was pretty good at "On-Page", I learned a lot of new things from Linda that has benefited my clients immensely. Also, loved how well organized it was, great delivery and lots of training documents + recording to take away.

    PS Also see info about my On-site Local SEO course that's an option after you take the course above:
    New Expanded Local Onsite SEO Training w/ Automated Local SEO Template

    Please contact me to request detailed course overview, topics covered & prices.
    LocalSearchForumLinda Buquet :: Google Local Specialist

    ADVANCED Google+ Local Training and Local On-site SEO Training

    Also offering: White Label Local SEO & Consulting on Tough Cases for SEOs & Agencies

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    re: ADVANCED Google+ Local TRAINING

    Just occurred to me I should maybe share some of the reasons I had to restructure and expand this training and make it a small group collaborative session, instead of one-on-one training as before.

    Originally this was a 2 hour course. But due to all the new issues AND new solutions/resources I had to keep adding, the course just kept getting longer and longer and was so jam packed that it usually left no time for Qs. (I attempt to jam about 6 hours of content into 4 hours so it's a ton to cover all in one sitting.)

    Plus for East Coast clients it was running straight through dinner to 7:30 PM (on a Friday or Saturday night). So it made it really hard for East Coasters to attend.

    Plus I can't talk for 3 - 4 hours straight. I lose my voice.

    I also did not have enough time to fit everyone in for one-on-one training that needs it. So in order to fit everyone in AND double the time to 4 hours, WITHOUT increasing price, I’ve turned training into a small group collaborative training session. (Group training benefit: Other pros on the call might ask an important question or raise a big issue you didn't think of, but need to know about.)

    So now it's split over 2 days into TWO 2 hour sessions. 1 - 3 PST. Much easier for all of us to schedule and much easier to assimilate. Because it's so intensive, it was just too much to do all at once and people would complain their head was going to explode.

    Just did the 1st group training split in 2 sessions last week and it went SOOO well! I was so pleased. All were high end experienced pros, who brought lots of great questions to the table. And by splitting it up, folks were able to absorb session 1 and then bring any left over questions to session 2 for us to cover. Was really good! But STILL ran over-time and ended up being 4 1/2 hours because… well, there's just really that much to cover.
    LocalSearchForumLinda Buquet :: Google Local Specialist

    ADVANCED Google+ Local Training and Local On-site SEO Training

    Also offering: White Label Local SEO & Consulting on Tough Cases for SEOs & Agencies

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    re: ADVANCED Google+ Local TRAINING

    I just wanted to chime in a bit and say that both training courses that Linda offers is well worth your time. The sessions are never rushed and she is great at answering all of your questions. Even in a group setting you are able to ask questions and it still feels like a one on one setting. The best thing about a group is other's will ask questions you didn't even think to ask about. It doesn't matter how long you have been in the SEO business you will learn something new and helpful. I have taken both of her training courses and I learned more than I thought possible. I highly recommend both courses.

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    Wonderful, Linda! Your clients will be so lucky (and smart)!
    Local Business Website Design, Professional Copywriting and Consulting at Solas Web Design!

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    re: ADVANCED Google+ Local TRAINING

    Thanks so much Marie and Miriam!
    LocalSearchForumLinda Buquet :: Google Local Specialist

    ADVANCED Google+ Local Training and Local On-site SEO Training

    Also offering: White Label Local SEO & Consulting on Tough Cases for SEOs & Agencies

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    re: ADVANCED Google+ Local TRAINING

    Getting some questions re the 2 courses. Yes they are separate and they tie together to some degree.
    Best flow is Advanced G+L 1st, then on-site Local SEO 2nd.
    LocalSearchForumLinda Buquet :: Google Local Specialist

    ADVANCED Google+ Local Training and Local On-site SEO Training

    Also offering: White Label Local SEO & Consulting on Tough Cases for SEOs & Agencies

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    re: ADVANCED Google+ Local TRAINING

    If anyone is considering Linda's training- I definitely recommend it!

    Before I took her training, I was spinning my wheels trying to find the best process for local SEO and Google+ Local Optimization.

    Her training spells out the process, step by step.

    It's a no-brainer.
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    re: ADVANCED Google+ Local TRAINING

    I'd also like to echo what others have said and recommend the training from Linda.

    I took the Organic Local SEO Hooks Training (aka Secret Sauce) training and it helped me help my clients beyond my highest expectations. I couldn't believe how thorough it was and we were given extensive training documents that I'm still using now.

    Anyway, I benefitted so much that I'm now planning to take the G+ Local Advanced training in just less than 2 weeks time.

    Anyway, very much look forward to the next round of training Linda!
    Nicholas Pratt | Director | Add me on Google+
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    Thanks so much Marie, Chris and Nick!

    I'm thrilled the training was beneficial for you and is helping you help your clients.

    I also hope that after training you are pulling a little less hair out with some of the complicated and frustrating issues that tend to come up with Google Local all the time.

    I really enjoy working with you all and love that we can share advanced tips in the private forum too! Thanks and I appreciate you!
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    LocalSearchForumLinda Buquet :: Google Local Specialist

    ADVANCED Google+ Local Training and Local On-site SEO Training

    Also offering: White Label Local SEO & Consulting on Tough Cases for SEOs & Agencies

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    re: ADVANCED Google+ Local TRAINING

    I've just taken the latest training: G+ Local Advanced Training, and would like to give my feedback.

    First off, I thought it was excellent! I already had high expectations but the training completely exceeded beyond them! There were also a few specific things that I needed help on (prior to training) that were answered and clarified for me (nasty things like hidden merges and verification issues). I want to thank Linda for really delving into all that complicated stuff that is difficult to explain, as it now seems very clear.

    I also think the instructions/training manual is a great take-away resource (I've also found this with the "Organic On-Site Hooks Training"). We have the group training but in addition, have some very detailed instructions that we can keep as a manual.

    Finally, it's great to have the mp3 recording of our training session. We went through so much content over the 2 sessions that it would be impossible to remember it all. It's also very valuable to have the on-going support as well, as we all know, this stuff changes all the time.

    Anyway, thanks so much to Linda for the hours of work put into the training+documentation etc. Soooo helpful for myself and our clients!!
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