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Client Testimonials

Read about the experiences our clients have had with Sterling Sky.

Colan reviewed our website and then delivered a report on how to optimize for local SEO. He presented factor after factor, accompanied by separate TO DO lists for each. MY partner and I both recognized the excellence and value of the information delivered. Colan, thank you. 

Sterling Sky testimonials by Diane Kramer

-Diane Kramer

Joy Hawkins’ awesome gift for problem-solving and for digging down to the roots of technical Local SEO issues has made her a highly-respected industry expert. She distills complex issues down into simple, logical language, making her an excellent communicator. Her publications surrounding this form of marketing have become references for the industry, bringing considerable strategical benefits to local businesses and Local SEOs. What an amazing combination of skills in a consultant!

Sterling Sky testimonials - Miriam Ellis Owner of Solas Web Design

-Miriam Ellis Owner of Solas Web Design

Joy Hawkins is one of the most knowledgeable local search practitioners in the industry. She understands how to research, identify, and solve GMB ranking issues like no one else. If you’re struggling to rank in local search, Joy is the consultant that will get you on the right track.

Sterling Sky testimonials - Darren Shaw who's the Founder & President, Whitespark

-Darren Shaw Founder & President, Whitespark

Our Achievements

Here are some of our achievements:

Sterling Sky is a Google Partner, Google Product Expert, SMX, Serach Engine Land, MOZ, Sterling Sky  Local Search Forum, and SMX

Our Recent Posts

January 14, 2020
Google My Business Cracks Down on Spam With an Increase in Suspensions and Listings Pending Review

A lot has changed with Google My Business since June 2019. Google has started to…

December 31, 2019
GMB Clarifies Guidelines on Virtual Offices

*Updated December 2019 to include another change to the wording used in the eligibility requirements…

Does Getting a Google My Business Suspension Impact Ranking?

**This is taken from my LocalU Presentation called “What Really Affects Local Rankings”.  Catch round…

December 23, 2019
Can I Stop People From Adding Images to My Google My Business (GMB) Listing?

In most scenarios, businesses cannot block people from uploading photos to your GMB listing via…

December 11, 2019
How Do You Get a Branded Google Map Pin? 5 Facts to Know

Updated on December 11, 2019 We have seen a big increase lately in the amount…

December 10, 2019
Sterling Sky Acquires LocalU, Continues Building Local SEO All-Star Team

I’m extremely excited to officially announce that Sterling Sky has acquired LocalU.  It was founded…


Timeline of local SEO changes in 2019

A List of the Major Updates We’ve Seen Impact Local Businesses Recently (Updated Weekly).

Google Adds “Get More Reviews” Button in Knowledge Panel

December 24, 2019

Google Now Shows Walking Distances to Popular Destinations

December 13, 2019

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December 31, 2019

Google Adds “Get More Reviews” Button in Knowledge Panel

December 24, 2019

Google is Showing a “Choose Area” Label

December 13, 2019

Google Now Shows Walking Distances to Popular Destinations

December 13, 2019

New Display for Service Areas on Mobile

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