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BEST OF LOCAL - 2014 COUNTDOWN


As the New Year approaches I wanted to do several top 10 countdowns to highlight our top posts of the year and to honor our most active members.

TOP LISTS WILL INCLUDE:

1) Top posts of the year, as determined by you, our loyal readers - based on # of views

2) Top contributors based on # of posts

3) Top contributors based on # of thanks

4) Top contributors based on # of NEW threads started.


There are 3 days left in the year so I'm breaking our top 10 lists down as follows:

Monday #10, 9, 8

Tuesday #7, 6, 5

Wednesday: New Year's Eve we'll feature our top #4, #3, #2 and #1


So here we go... the next post will highlight our top #10, 9, 8 posts and members of the year!

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Best of Local 2014 Countdown #10, 9, 8...

TOP POSTS (With # of views)

#10 <a title="Local Troubleshooting Best Practices" href="http://www.localsearchforum.com/google-local-important/14266-local-troubleshooting-best-practices.html">Local Troubleshooting Best Practices</a> (3,674)

#9 <a title="Major Update: New Guidelines for Google My Business (Google Places)" href="http://www.localsearchforum.com/google-local-important/25555-major-update-new-guidelines-google-my-business-google-places.html"> Major Update: New Guidelines for Google My Business</a> (3,713)

#8 <a title="Awesome Local SEO Ranking Tip to Grab #1 Spot" href="http://www.localsearchforum.com/local-seo-ranking/19838-awesome-local-search-engine-optimization-ranking-tip-grab-1-spot.html"> Awesome Local SEO Ranking Tip to Grab #1 Spot</a> (3,720)



Local Search Forum Leaderboard 2014
TOP MEMBERS by POST COUNT (With # of posts)

#10 Lloyd Silver (128)
#9 Laustin1878 (139)
#8 Chris McCreery (142)



MEMBERS with the MOST THANKS (With # of thanks)

#10 Amber Robinson (31)
#9 Broland (37)
#8 HurricaneK8 (43)



TOP THREAD STARTERS

#10 Goku770
#9 Jo Shaer
#8 shondarogers



Thanks for reading part 1 of the Best of Local Countdown!

Stay tuned tomorrow for more of the Best of Local Countdown, featuring the top 7, 6, 5...

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Best of Local Countdown #7, 6, 5: Hardcore Video, Clicks Boost Ranking? Classic Maps

Best of Local 2014 Countdown: #7, 6, 5...

TOP POSTS (With # of views)

#7 <a title="Hardcore Video SEO Resources with a Local Search Emphasis" href="http://www.localsearchforum.com/local-search/13647-hardcore-video-search-engine-optimization-resources-local-search-emphasis.html">Hardcore Video SEO Resources with a Local Search Emphasis</a> (4,988)

#6 <a title="# of Clicks on Your Google+ Page Determines Your Ranking?" href="http://www.localsearchforum.com/google-local/18330-clicks-your-google-page-determines-your-ranking.html"># of Clicks on Your Google+ Page Determines Your Ranking?</a> (5,983)

#5 <a title="Now Missing - Customize & Preview Embedded Map in Google Classic Maps - Workaround" href="http://www.localsearchforum.com/google-maps/15612-now-missing-customize-preview-embedded-map-google-classic-maps-workaround.html">Missing - Customize Embedded Map in Classic Maps - Workaround</a> (6,085)



Local Search Forum Leaderboard 2014
TOP MEMBERS by POST COUNT (With # of posts)

#7 wonderwoman (157)
#6 JoshuaMackens (197)
#5 Chris McCreery (227)



MEMBERS with the MOST THANKS (With # of thanks)

#7 whitespark (43)
#6 wonderwoman (50)
#5 Blake Denman (58)



TOP THREAD STARTERS

#7 Amber Robinson
#6 HurricaneK8
#5 RobinOctane



Stay tuned tomorrow for more of the Best of Local Countdown - The top 4, 3, 2, 1...

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Best of Local Final Countdown #4, 3, 2, 1: Pigeon, Pigeon, Google My Business Launch

Best of Local 2014 Countdown: #4, #3, #2, #1

TOP POSTS (With # of views)

#4 <a title="Google Pigeon Collateral Damage & What You Can Do About it" href="http://www.localsearchforum.com/google-local-important/21058-google-pigeon-collateral-damage-what-you-can-do-about.html">Google Pigeon Collateral Damage & What You Can Do About it</a> (7,302)

#3 <a title="Pigeon Analysis - New Insights about this Crazy Google Algo & the Constant Flux" href="http://www.localsearchforum.com/google-local-important/21886-pigeon-analysis-new-insights-about-crazy-google-local-algo-constant-flux.html">Pigeon Analysis - New Insights about this Crazy Algo & the Constant Flux</a> (8,679)

#2 <a title="Major Google Local Algo Update - Google "Pigeon" Update Shakes it Up!" href="http://www.localsearchforum.com/google-local-important/20630-major-google-local-algo-update-google-pigeon-update-shakes-up.html"> Major Google Update - Google "Pigeon" Update Shakes it Up!</a> (14,031)

#1 <a href="http://www.localsearchforum.com/google-local-important/18964-google-my-business-launches-goodbye-places-business-huge-google-update.html">Google "My Business" Launches! Goodbye Places for Business!</a> (16,608)



Local Search Forum Leaderboard 2014
TOP MEMBERS by POST COUNT (With # of posts)

#4 Colan Nielsen (587)
#3 Dustybones (487)
#2 Rawly (354)
#1 Phil Rozek (293)



MEMBERS with the MOST THANKS (With # of thanks)

#4 Rawly (97)
#3 Phil Rozek (104)
#2 Colan Nielsen (189)
#1 Dustybones (232)


TOP THREAD STARTERS

#4 wonderwoman (31)
#3 Lloyd Silver (31)
#2 Colan Nielsen (48)
#1 Dustybones (150)


So there you have it. The top 10 best of everything lists for the Local Search Forum in 2014.
Pigeon sure did dominate the top of the list, didn't it???

Thanks for reading the Best of Local Countdown!

Special thanks go out to all the loyal members, top contributors and moderators honored above! You made this place the most helpful, vibrant local search community in 2014 and I look forward to working with you all in 2015!


Happy New Year to all!
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I excluded myself from all the stats above because this post is to honor all our loyal members and mods.
But since I'm being transparent about all our stats for the year, below are my numbers too:

MY STATS
# of posts 4,010
# of thanks 1,387
# threads started 574

But it's the members that make this place rock!

And the Top Contributors and Moderators above, along with my Forum Admin, David Baxter are the ones that help me keep this place going with new content and insights every day!

And I'd be remiss if I did not thank our sponsor Yext! who helps keep the lights on.
:)

Thanks to all and once again, Happy New Year!
 
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Oh gosh, thank you for the shoutout! We love working with you Linda -- you're terrific! You always answer our questions super-fast, you're so supportive, and we appreciate everything you've done for and with us. The real rockstar here is you!
 

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Awww thanks Arthi! That means a lot. I appreciate you!
 
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