What is a Google Product Expert? - Sterling Sky Inc

What is a Google Product Expert?

Product Experts are individuals that Google has recognized as experts on particular topics on their forums. According to Google, you “earn Gold Product Expert status after you’ve demonstrated your passion for Google products by consistently providing helpful and high quality answers”.

Joy has been a part of the program since 2012 and Colan joined her in 2014. Volunteering on Google’s forums has been a hobby of ours and one we find really enjoyable. As Product Experts, we are not employed by Google but get the benefits of being able to interact directly with the Google Employees that oversee the Google My Business Forum. We have the honor of being flown out to Google’s head office several times to the Product Experts Summit they host bi-annually. Joy’s personal highlight of the trip was getting to meet Matt Cutts.

Search Engine Journal wrote an awesome article on what it means to be a Top Contributor. Here is a list of the Google My Business Product Experts. Here is Joy’s profile on the Google My Business Forum.




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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. https://www.lidivorcemediation.com/ 

-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! http://www.solaswebdesign.net

-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. www.whitespark.ca

-Darren Shaw Founder & President, Whitespark

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