About Austin Lund

Austin Lund is a Local SEO specialist at Big Leap. He is on his 6th year in the local search industry and is amazed at all the changes that have taken place and still continue to take place. He gives a special thanks to the Local Search and Local Search Pros Google+ communities for all the local search knowledge they give so freely. Outside of his job, Austin likes to sing professionally, swim competitively, play basketball, and watch movies.

3 Ways to Improve Local Search Rankings

All local business owners want to drive as much traffic to their site as possible. They want their businesses to rank higher on the search engine results pages (SERPs)--in the organic listings through search engine optimization and the local listings through local search optimization. If your business is not doing too well yet in the [...]

By |2019-08-09T18:57:42-06:00August 16th, 2013|Categories: Archive, Local SEO|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 3 Ways to Improve Local Search Rankings

Digital Marketing Trends You Can't Ignore

Networking – a dreaded term that brings up images of uncomfortable mixers where you nervously try to impress uninterested strangers. But, while networking does involve putting yourself in situations you might otherwise avoid, the process is also the lifeblood of business. BH Careers International indicates more than half of the jobs employees get are through [...]

By |2019-08-09T18:57:42-06:00August 16th, 2013|Categories: Archive, How To & Tutorials|Comments Off on Digital Marketing Trends You Can't Ignore

DIY Search Engine Optimization

DIY SEO If you are looking for a great video on do-it-yourself search engine optimization, check out this one on Youtube: SEO Checklist for New Websites. This video is perfect for anyone who is working on a new website for their business and wants to utilize SEO principles to the best of their ability. Consult [...]

By |2019-08-09T18:58:06-06:00April 3rd, 2013|Categories: Archive, SEO|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on DIY Search Engine Optimization

Meet and Learn from the Local Search Dream Team!

"Local" SEO may be a foreign concept to some people; and even those who may have a desire to learn about it might not have the time and energy to dive into this integral part of search engine optimization. The Link You Want to Follow But if you really want to get a good start [...]

By |2019-08-09T18:58:08-06:00March 15th, 2013|Categories: Archive, Local SEO|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Meet and Learn from the Local Search Dream Team!

Valuable Tips and Things to Avoid When Blog Commenting

One of the main search engine optimization tasks I do for each of my clients on a monthly basis is blog commenting. An accepted comment will build a link to your website, making it much faster for Google to find your site and, in turn, boost your rankings on major search engines. What Makes a [...]

By |2019-08-09T18:58:11-06:00February 24th, 2013|Categories: Archive, SEO|Tags: , |Comments Off on Valuable Tips and Things to Avoid When Blog Commenting

Enhancing Your Job Search Using Twitter

When I was in high school my parents told that I needed to get good grades, go to college and graduate, and then get a good job. I tried my best to do all those things--but while having the mindset of doing these things one after the other in sequential order. It wasn't until after [...]

By |2019-08-09T18:58:12-06:00February 17th, 2013|Categories: Archive, Social Media|Comments Off on Enhancing Your Job Search Using Twitter

The Power of SEO Article Writing

Let's talk a little white hat SEO here--more specifically, SEO article writing. SEO article writing--or guest blogging, as it can also be termed--plays a large part in Internet marketing. It combines principles of search engine optimization with the power of useful, informative content. Through creating and optimizing articles, businesses can promote themselves online and increase their [...]

By |2019-08-09T18:58:17-06:00February 6th, 2013|Categories: Archive, SEO|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The Power of SEO Article Writing

Why Local Search?

Some might not think of local link building as its own unique specialty. Well, you should probably rethink your links if you happen to fall in this category. Local SEO is becoming more and more essential for those who want as much traffic to their site as they can get. Let's say that the worst [...]

By |2019-08-09T18:58:22-06:00November 9th, 2012|Categories: Archive, Local SEO|Tags: , |Comments Off on Why Local Search?

Local SEO is Taking Over – How to Merge Your Google+ Local and Business Pages

Following a recent survey, it has been found that around 20 percent of Google searches are performed when looking for local services. One year ago SEO software firm SEOmoz did some eye-tracking case studies on Google’s SERP (search engine results page). The results show that users heavily gravitate toward any of the Places’ listings. The heat map above [...]

By |2019-08-09T18:58:32-06:00September 8th, 2012|Categories: Archive, How To & Tutorials, Local SEO|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Local SEO is Taking Over – How to Merge Your Google+ Local and Business Pages