When I started this blog my good friend, Matthew Yeomans of Custom Communication, UK social media consultants, told me that 99% of bloggers never make it past 90 days of blogging. Today is Local SEO Guide’s 90-day-mark and while it’s tempting to chuck it in (I am writing this at the breakfast table which really sends the right message to the kids) I think I’ll give it a shot for another 90 days. There’s still a ton of local search engine optimization subjects to talk about and I haven’t even scratched the surface.

Probably the hottest story in local search over the last few years has been the rise of community as a key feature. In keeping with that notion I’d like to use my final post of 2007 to acknowledge the community that has started to evolve from this blog. Over the last 90 days this blog has generated almost 1,000 comments (of course the majority were SPAM). So I thought I would thank all of you commenters with a nice juicy link.

AhmedF Local Business Data

Gib Olander Local Business Data

Matt McGee Small Business SEM

Tad Chef Social Media Optimization

Andy Beard SEO Blog

Lou Meeks Discount Overnight Shipping

Leslie Billera Green Writing

Adam Taylor Social Media Marketing

Shana Albert Preschool Curriculum

Tinu Increase Your Website Traffic

Sebastians Rubber Chicken Award

Michael Dourausch Santa Monica Chiropractor

Josh Garner Freelance SEO

Rob Luskey Online Yellow Pages

Chris McMahon A Web Design Firm In Cincinnati, OH

Neil Street Internet Marketing Services Connecticut

Jenny Halasz Search Engine Marketing Results

Jonas Almgren Private Label Yellow Pages

Tiffany Gin

Ask Bjørn Hansen Online Yellow Pages

Marc Phillips Adsense Publishers Directory

Eric Moyer Restaurant Reviews

Larry Sullivan Small Business Blog

Mike Belasco Internet Marketing Blog

Matt Keegan Article Writer

Platinax Free Small Business Resources for Entrepreneurs

NY SEO Free Burma!

Mike Blanch

Tim Coleman SEM Help for Local Service Businesses

Michael Sharon Local Mobile Search

Brian Wallace My Newest Skype Friend

Ben Saren Boston Restaurant Reviews

Emad Fanous Local Search Technology

Tom Tsinas SEO Company Toronto Canada

Mary Bowling Hotel Internet Marketing

Brandon Adcock The Life and Times

Clint Dixon Matt Cutts Lies

Eliena Andrews Have A Happy Fun Time

Boris Tuscon SEO

Beach Bum Research, Testing and Reporting on Money Making Projects

Wingnut SEO, SEM & Social Media

Charles Lewis Moserious Thoughts

Devin Legget Graphic Design

Sylvain Carle Local Search

Brett Borders SEO Copywriting

Paul O’Brien Local Events

Zak Online Jobs

Mike Car Audio Reviews

Will Scott Website Promotion

Fouad Aljimi SEO Belgique

Zachary Fox Ecommerce Ninja

Bernt Johannson Domännamnets betydelse för ranking i Google SERP


Teresha Business Wiki

Joe Neiman

John Reese The Fastest and Easiest Way to Drive a Flood of Targeted Readers to Your Blog!

Simonne Blog Deep Linking Made Easy

Dustin Coates The Making of a Successful Blog Post

CT Moore Gypsy Bandito


Menachem Livni Local Search Directory

Canadian SEO Expert

Lucio Dias Ribiero Australia Online Marketing

Oren Free Push Email

Seeker1 Make Money Online

Stephen Almberg Internet Yellow Page Solutions

Matt Ellsworth Search Articles


Sorry – ran out of time – will finish this later!

Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to more posts from you in 2008.


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20 Response Comments

  • David Saunders  December 31, 2007 at 5:19 pm

    This IS one of the better blogs out there Andrew.

    Happy New Year everyone

  • Ben Saren  December 31, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    Keep up the great work, and happy new year!

  • emad  December 31, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    keep up the good work and hopefully you keep blogging beyond the next 90 days

  • Mike  December 31, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    Thanks for all your great post and have a great new year.

    Glad to hear you are going to give it another 90 days.

  • Tinu  December 31, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    Thank you for the link, that’s a great idea. I hope your next 90 days are ten times more successful. Happy New Year!

  • Brandon Adcock  December 31, 2007 at 10:31 pm

    Thank you for the unexpected link. Continue the good work on your blog I enjoy reading it.

  • Ask Bjørn Hansen  January 1, 2008 at 3:11 am

    Happy New Year — glad you are keeping it up with your weblog. 🙂

    – ask

  • Heather Fletcher  January 1, 2008 at 6:36 am

    Hi Andrew,

    Excuse me if I am in the wrong here for asking this question as I am a complete novice in these things despite me having recently taken on a community website http://www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/ls29 (feel free to have a look and it and let me know what you think, that goes for all your site visitors as well)

    My question is What is a Blog? What does it do?
    and Should I have one on my site?

    From what I can gather it is just a page on a site? for all to leave comments and have converstaions on is this right?

    Eagerly await your reply and views etc etc
    Happy New Year to one and all
    Lets hope it is a good one x

  • Jake Ruston  January 1, 2008 at 7:13 am


    Good luck with the next 90 days! 🙂

  • Tom Tsinas  January 1, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Thank you and Happy New Year Andrew! Looking forward to your posts this year!

  • CT Moore  January 1, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    Congrats on passing the 90 day mark. I know that, when it comes to my content, I’ve drifted farther and farther away from online marketing, so I hope that you maintain a bit more focus that I have… Happy New Year…

  • Eric Owen  January 2, 2008 at 7:47 am

    Andrew, I sincerely hope it will be more than another 90 days!!

  • Max  January 2, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Love the blog, Happy New Year!

    I would like read a little more specifics to help out local businesses with SEO. That would be cool.

  • Affordable SEO  January 3, 2008 at 8:52 am

    You can’t quit now. 90 days is just a warm up. Give it a year at least. I’ve seen blogs that have been online for over three years without a single comment. If they can hang in there, you can!

  • Andrew Shotland  January 3, 2008 at 9:46 am

    Thanks for all of the great feedback. Max I will do my best to help you out. Drop me an email with anything specific you’d like to cover.

  • Gab "SEO ROI" Goldenberg  January 9, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I think it’s pretty impressive that you’ve been doing so much in so little time. On a related note, I’d like to point out that you’re in my favourite local seo bloggers. My only quibble is that despite my commenting (see https://www.localseoguide.com/yellowbot-seo-analysis-part-one/#comments for instance) you left me off this list, lol :P. (Not to mention that my cityseo.blogspot.com ranks top 30 for local seo… )

    Lookin forward to the next 90!

  • Adam Taylor  January 12, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Only just saw the link.

    Thanks very much :]

    Hope 2008 brings more success :d

  • Teresha  February 4, 2008 at 3:10 am

    Thanks for the mention, very nice of you. I’m surprised you’ve only been going for a few months. Seems like I’ve been reading your posts ever since we beta launched Bizwiki. Keep up the good work!

  • Stephen Almberg  February 6, 2008 at 7:11 am

    Great blog.

    Thanks for the “unexpected” mention of me, my company and the link.

    Keep up the great work.

  • Denver SEO  February 21, 2008 at 7:52 am

    Cool man, thanks so much for the link.