The following is a post by Will Scott, Founder and CEO of Search Influence and Local University Faculty Member.
New Orleans business owners should always be eager to learn more about how they can develop or improve their online sales and lead generation, but often they don’t know how to get started. With some of the top minds from the local search space coming to town for New Orleans’ Local University, a four-hour crash course in online marketing, this is the perfect opportunity to act.
Aimed at helping New Orleans business owners who are new to Internet marketing concepts, this workshop will give companies the tools they need to make the first steps toward successfully managing their brands on the web.
Attendees will learn proven tactics for social media, search engine optimization, and local search optimization from a panel of experts, including David Mihm, Matt McGee, Mike Blumenthal, Mary Bowling, Mike Ramsey, Ed Reese, Aaron Weiche, and myself. Google representatives will also be on hand to walk everyone through claiming Local Plus pages and interacting with the company’s other relevant tools and local products.
There are so many myths circulating about search optimization – and Internet marketing in general – but this workshop will help you get right down to reliable, effective strategies that get results. Intensive, small group sessions will help us give each attendee advice that is tailored to their unique situation.
We want to help New Orleans catch up to the tech explosion that has done so much for the New Yorks, San Franciscos, and Seattles of the world. Our recent event in Spokane really helped local business owners in that market – more than 85 percent of attendees said they would recommend the workshop to others.
After one morning with our panel, you’ll be on your way to sustainably high search engine rankings that will generate new customers in your local market and beyond. Please join us on Tuesday, May 7.