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Congratulations to our newest Top Contributors and Rising Stars!

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Community Manager

Hi Everyone,

 

We’re excited to announce that we’re adding to the Google My Business Community and expanding our Top Contributor/Rising Star Family! Please join us in welcoming (and congratulating) a few folks you may already know from our community:

 

Top Contributors

Ben and James were Rising Stars who offered their help to many users throughout their time in the community. We’re thrilled to add them to the Top Contributors group and can’t wait to share a bit more about them (in their own words):

 

Ben: A Google Plus/Google My Business marketing maven, experienced veteran in SEO and social since 1994. Co-founder of Steady Demand which works with agencies and businesses to find engagement and develop content for Social Media. Ben has a passion working with businesses, helping them solve the most complex of issues in Internet Marketing and Local Social/SEO. Ben is a featured author at the Local Search Forum, Co-Owner of Local Search Dynamics G+ Community and is always available to help.

 

James: James has been involved in online marketing consulting and web design for over 9 years, and has slowly become more and more focused on local SEO for small businesses. Now he specializes in local SEO for photographers at jameswattmarketing.com.

 

James originally went to school for programming and physics, and has an interest in data driven research and the Google algorithms. Volunteering on the Google My Business forum provides a way to give back to the community, and allows him to learn about new features and programs as they're emerging.

 

You'll also find James on the Local Search Forum, where he is a Top Contributor. You can connect with James on Google+ or Facebook.

 

Rising Stars

Tom and William have been contributing to the community in many ways! Their dedication to our community and helpful responses have made it easy to add them to the group.

 

A bit more about them in their own words:

 

Tom: Tom has been studying local search results for more than 10 years, pausing only when Google detects unusual traffic from his computer network and asks him to slow down. He enjoys constantly learning more about search, analyzing data in Google Analytics, and helping business owners with search-related issues. More recently, he has become slightly obsessed with trying to remove spam from map results.

 

William: William Rock is an Internet Marketing Specialist / Marketing Strategist from Overland Park, KS. He enjoys technology and feels obligated in keeping companies Safe Online helping them Grow their Internet Traffic into qualified leads. William has a vast skill set gained through years of experience and has been developing marketing strategies for companies on Google since 1998. William also enjoys volunteering his knowledge to the Official Google Help Forums and is a Top Contributor in the Web Search Help Forums assisting in help with Google Maps, Search Engine Penalties, Hacked Sites and More.

 

Please join us in welcoming them to the family!

 

Best,

Marissa


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Marissa Nordahl
Community & Social Media Manager, Google My Business



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Congratulations to our newest Top Contributors and Rising Stars!

Top Contributor
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Top Contributor

Hi James and Ben

 

My congratulation and I'm happy to have you among the other  TCs aboard

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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

Congratulations to our newest Top Contributors and Rising Stars!

Top Contributor
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Top Contributor

Welcome William and Tom.  Great to have you here. 
Had to smile at Tom's intro - that traffic thing happens to me too - you'd think by now they'd know if it comes from me it's legit!  Sadly not one of the perks of being a TC...

And shout out to William - you'll be a real asset to the team.  Glad to have met you just a few months ago.  Looking forward to having you here.

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Margaret · Google My Business Top Contributor · on Google+ · my blog

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Top Contributor

Welcome everyone!


Colan Nielsen
Google My Business Top Contributor, Google MapMaker Regional Lead (USA)

Congratulations to our newest Top Contributors and Rising Stars!

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Congratulations Top Contributors and Rising Stars!

Congratulations to our newest Top Contributors and Rising Stars!

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Rising Star
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Rising Star

Thank You all for the Warm Welcome :) You Guys #ROCK for sure, I am Super Excited to be part of the Team ..  it was great getting a chance to talk in person at the last TC / RS Meet Up and I look forward to seeing everyone down at the next Top Contributor Summit 2017

 

Most of the time you will find me assisting in GMB Questions over in the Google Search Help Forums :) https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/websearch

 

I was just awarded a Platinum Badged TC along with Mentor in November :)

 

again super excited to be an RS in GMB /// Talk about a Totally #ROCKSTAR way to bring in the New Year ...

 

Happy Holidays Everyone !

Congratulations to our newest Top Contributors and Rising Stars!

Top Contributor
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Top Contributor

Congratulations, everyone!

 

Thanks for looking after the communities and helping them grow and work smoothly. 

 

Cheers,

 

James

Congratulations to our newest Top Contributors and Rising Stars!

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Congratulations to everyone! Keep the good work, I hope being there someday!

Congratulations to our newest Top Contributors and Rising Stars!

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Warm welcome TC's. Glad to hear that GMB TC Program got new and valuable experts. Keep up great work.

 

Best,

Johnny..

Congratulations to our newest Top Contributors and Rising Stars!

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Congratulations everyone!  Keep being awesome. 😀

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