Local SEO & Google Business Profile Training Course

How to rock your online visibility in a post-COVID world

advancedbusinessAll Rounder

Upcoming Courses

Online

£300

Book Now

April 19, 2023

Brighton

£680 £595 - Early Bird

Book Now

Who should attend this course?

This course is suitable for people at all levels in house, agency and solo freelancers.

Course Content

The case for local search & a very brief history

Local search has grown up fast over the past few years. Understand how it’s grown, and the potential of owning your area and reaching customers in their own backyard.

How to verify Google Business Profile listings & implement best practices

Google Business Profile has added many new features that can be used to directly drive more conversions AND increase your rankings. You’ll learn how to make sure you’re getting the most from all of them.

Citation management

You’ll see how to audit your existing citation profile, fix problems, discover new opportunities, and ensure you have maximised the benefit you can get from citations.

Review acquisition

Reviews are one of the most important aspects of local search. You’ll learn which review sites to focus on and how to get a steady stream of positive reviews.

Local website optimisation

You’ll be walked through the most effective local optimisation tactics for your websites.

Local link building

Nothing drives local search rankings like quality local links. Learn how to prospect for and acquire the links that will push your rankings past the competition.

The future of local

Look into the crystal ball and understand where Google is heading and how you can stay one step ahead.

Meet Your Trainer

Greg Gifford

Greg Gifford | SearchLab Digital

Greg Gifford is the Vice President of Search Marketing at SearchLab, a boutique marketing agency specialising in Local SEO and PPC. He’s one of the most in-demand speakers at digital marketing and automotive conferences all over the world, with dynamic movie-themed presentations packed full of actionable tactics and information. He’s got over 17 years of online marketing and web design experience, and his expertise in Local SEO has helped hundreds of businesses gain more visibility in local searches.

Greg graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BA in Cinema and Communications, and has an obscure movie quote for just about any situation.

What to expect

COVID has changed consumer behaviour at a fundamental level, and all purchases now start with localised searches on Google. This course will give an end-to-end overview of local search for marketers of all abilities, and attendees will leave with all of the skills necessary to implement pioneering local strategies for clients or within their own companies.

This workshop will outline the business case for local search and walk through the best practice technical implementation for ranking in Google’s local results.

The latter half will detail the ongoing marketing processes that are so vital to the long-term success of local and mobile search marketing.

If you register for one of our training courses you don’t only get a day of in-depth and practical training from some of the industry’s most respected professionals, you also get a ticket to brightonSEO, the world’s biggest specialist SEO event.

“I would heartily recommend this course to anyone in the eCommerce field who wants to get to maximize their SEO potential. (Ecommerce Live Online)”

Jon Sharman
SEO Specialist, Life Science Group

“BrightonSEO's Local SEO Training with Greg Gifford is the perfect course to get you up to speed with all things local search, from review signals to link building, Google My Business to content creation, and much, much more. ”

Stephanie Newton
Content and Community Manager, BrightLocal

“Duncan’s CRO training was fantastic. He demonstrated the conversion optimisation process in a methodical and engaging way, using relevant case studies and activities to bring it to life. I definitely left with a reinforced appreciation of how important CRO is for us and also the confidence to strengthen our own optimisation programme.”

Sarah Wilhelmi
Head of SEO, Lastminute.com

“BrightonSEO is THE ultimate event for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in talks from the leaders in both Search, Content and Influencer Marketing. The training sessions the day before are even more personal, supercharging you up with 1-2-1 coaching and getting under the bonnet with an expert.”

John Sadeghipoor
Global Head of Digital Marketing, FitFlop

“We attend every Brighton SEO (it's like our Christmas!)”

Laura Slingo
Digital Campaign Manager, Seeker Digital
@lauraslingo

“I've gained invaluable learnings and taken away actionable tactics and ideas for strategy formulation which I've been able to act upon almost immediately. The informal yet structured classroom style of delivery provided an excellent inclusive and engaging environment.”

Dawn Anderson
Director, Move It Marketing

“So much background information and explanations provided together with clear detailed plans for implementing what was covered.”

Mike Glaire
Director, Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue

“I had a long wishlist of things I wanted to be able to do, It was clear from the start that the trainer was a real specialist who knows the topic inside out.”

Rob Watson
Head of Marketing, Glendinning Group

“I absolutely loved the training I just attended and thought it was completely worth my time and my company's money. My head is about to explode with new information right now.”

Juliet Perrachon-Bazire d’Arguesse
Co Founder, Bébé Voyage

“I thought you’d like to know how your sessions are genuinely benefitting people and that your instructors are going above and beyond.”

Matt Allfrey
SEO Manager, iCrossing UK

Why Train with BrightonSEO

Experts, not Trainers

We won’t waste your time sitting you in front of full time trainers who haven’t got their hands dirty for god knows how long; we get experts from different fields of the industry on board to give you the information they know works, not just the theory of what’s supposed to.

Specific, Detailed and Unique

Most training providers are looking for a course they can run month after month, week after week, so they end up being general and catch-all. Not our courses … they’re more detailed and in-depth than you’ll find anywhere else.

You Drive the Agenda

We don’t drive the agenda, you do. Before each training course, we ask what you want to be taught, and we actually listen. All the workshops we run have been selected because they’re the most commonly requested training subjects useful to you.

Group Sizes

The group sizes are ideal, more than a handful to offer a bit of diversity and substance to the day, but small enough that the training can remain hands-on and personal, making sure all questions are directly answered.

The Perfect Duration

The day runs from 9.30-4.00 to keep it punchy. Any longer than that and it starts to drag, any shorter and you’re not able to properly sink your teeth into what you’re covering. Don’t worry, you’ll also get plenty of breaks to network.

Proper Food & Drink

There’s a couple of coffee breaks, morning and afternoon, and we also provide a proper lunch. That’s right, we’re talking real food with beer and wine rather than soggy sandwiches or mush slopped from a tray.

Money Back

There’s simply no worse feeling than putting aside a day out of the office to go to a training course, handing over your cash and a course failing to live up to your expectations.

We do all we possibly can to make our courses the best you’ve attended but if you ever feel we didn’t live up to your expectations, we’ll give you a total refund, no questions asked.

Sign up to the mailing list for more info about the event
How we use the data in this form.