6 Local SEO Communities & Forums Where You Can Find Free or Affordable Help

Who can you go to if you have questions about local SEO? Where can you find affordable or free reliable guidance? Well, I’m going to list six places you can go to for local SEO help.

Local SEO Community

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Price: Free until they reach 1,000 members.
Reply Time: Haven’t test it out yet.
Link: https://www.localseocommunity.com/
Operated By: Davis Baer

Local Search Forum

To me, this is one of the top local search forums to go to. It’s been around for quite a while and many industry leaders are active on Local Search Forum. Pretty much any topic related to local SEO lives here.
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Price: Free
Reply Time: Many times I’ll get a reply the same day.
Operated By: Joy Hawkins
Link: https://localsearchforum.com/

Local U

I’ve never joined Local U but I assume it’s similar to Local Search Forum except that it’s private and the Local U forum is actively monitored by Local U faculty so you may get faster response times and better advice.
local-u-forum
Price: $129/mo
Reply Time: Haven’t test it out yet but I’m sure it’s pretty quick.
Operated By: Joy Hawkins
Link: https://localu.org/join-the-localu-forums/

Bring Home the Bacon

BHB is my own local SEO community that I run on Slack. It’s 100% private and free. You can send me DMs or use channels to ask a question to the community. I have a local SEO news feed going in there and we talk about on-page local SEO, Google My Business, automations and more.

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Price: Free
Operated By: Dani Owens
Reply Time: 24 Hours
Link: https://www.pigzilla.co/local-seo-training/

Google Search Help Community

Google has a help forum where you can ask questions but also report issues about organic search. Response times here can be quite slow but at least you’re taking a step in the right direction if you have a real issue that needs attention from Google.
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Price: Free
Operated By: Google
Reply Time: Could be days or weeks.
Link: https://support.google.com/websearch/community?hl=en

Google My Business Help Community

Google also has a help forum for questions and problems related to Google My Business. Response times here can be quite slow but at least you’re taking a step in the right direction if you have a real issue that needs attention from Google.
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Price: Free
Operated By: Google
Reply Time: Could be days or weeks.
Link: https://support.google.com/business/community?hl=en

Conclusion

I’m not one for conclusions so I guess that about wraps it up. Haha!

About Dani Owens

Dani Owens, the owner of Pigzilla, has been in the digital marketing field since 2011. Her resources have been mentioned and shared by local SEO experts such as Eric Ward, Darren Shaw, Phil Rozek, Marie Haynes, David Mihm and Local U. From small, independent Mom-and-Pop shops, to enterprises with thousands of locations, Dani Owens has years of experience strategizing and implementing reliable local SEO tactics that lead to increased organic traffic and conversions.