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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

February 18, 2020
Call Tracking and Local SEO – 5 Myths Busted

We use call tracking – a lot! And over the years we’ve noticed that both…

February 13, 2020
Can Service Area Businesses Use Virtual Offices in Google My Business?

A few years ago, I was part of a very lengthy thread on the Google…

[2020] The Ultimate Guide to Fighting Spam on Google Maps

Updated February 13, 2020 – Updated to clarify not to send keyword stuffing via the…

January 28, 2020
3 Reasons Why You Should Ignore the Views Metric in Google My Business Insights

I have long found that the views metric inside Google My Business Insights (“Where customers…

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…


Timeline of local SEO changes in 2019

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

Suggested Product Categories Added

February 10, 2020

Google Showing “Claim this Listing” link on Verified/Claimed GMB Listings

January 27, 2020

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February 24, 2020

Suggested Product Categories Added

February 10, 2020

Google Posts Image Issue Fixed

January 30, 2020

Google Showing “Claim this Listing” link on Verified/Claimed GMB Listings

January 27, 2020

Google Posts Declined then Fixed

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