Post a link to your website or Google My Business listing and get free SEO feedback

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  1. Davis Baer

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    Hey everyone, I started a forum-ish website for discussing local SEO and Google My Business tips and strategies, called Local SEO Community (you can search "Local SEO Community" on google and it should be the first result)

    One of the cool parts about it:

    There is a section called "Ask for feedback" where anyone can post a link to their website or Google My Business listing, and get free SEO feedback from other members of the community.

    We currently have about 830 members.

    If interested in learning more about local SEO and Google My Business, feel free to join :)
     
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    Had a look. There is a LOT of misinformation in some of the topics. It's also very difficult to use - having everything in one loooooong list means I can't browse categories
     
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    Hey, thanks for the feedback! Really appreciate it :)

    Feel free to reply to anyone that is providing misinformation.

    There is a search at the top for quickly finding posts by keyword, but good feedback and something I will consider moving forward.
     
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    To do that I've got to join and I see no benefit in doing so. All that will happen is arguments as those posting obviously have their own agendas.

    Forums work best when categorized and summarized. Having everything in one long timeline means you can't scan for topics that interest you.
     
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    Thanks again for your feedback :)

    Regarding your first point, isn't that the same on any forum though?

    The reason I called it a "forum-ish" site is because it's not really a traditional forum like this one.
    It's more like a hybrid of a Slack group and Facebook group.


    If it's not your cup of tea, no worries!
    However, if you could add value to the community, I'd be happy to have you join :)
     
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    I've joined. But don't know how to filter for SEO posts. When I search all I get is a list of members.

    It's just so difficult to use. I know you said you want it to be a bit like slack or FB but trying to filter by keywords or topics is nigh on impossible. I just want to see SEO posts not GMB posts. And ideally I just want to see the topic titles not the whole convo.
     
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    The entire community is centered around local SEO and Google My Business posts, so all posts are going to related to that.

    However, if you search "SEO" and then scroll down past the users, you can see posts with "SEO" in them:

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    Hope that helps :)
     
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    Yes I did that but not so easy on a phone.

    I get the whole point of the site, it’s just you need to do a whole lot of scrolling to find topics that interest you. The UX could be so much better.
     
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    I did reply to a couple of threads but the site doesn’t indicate if there are new replies to a thread
     
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    Thanks for the feedback! The community is built on Circle, so I will pass your feedback along to the team at Circle and see if they can address :)




    Users can sort by "New activity" to see the latest comments

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    Hope that helps :)
     
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    Saw that as well.

    The links in the 'new activity' dropdown should be across the top of the page as a menu. That makes it more usable.

    Even better if you also have a 'latest comments' button.
     
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    Thanks again for the feedback :) I will pass it along to the team at Circle.
     
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    Too great, I got involved. Hope I get a lot I need to know about Google local businesses
     
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    Glad to have you! We're almost at 900 total members now :)
     
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    You should focus on both, and you are also SEO expert and provide training as well so I think you know this thing.
     

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