About David Mihm
Broad-Based Expertise in Traditional SEO and Specialized in Local Search Engine Marketing
David Mihm is one of the world’s leading practitioners of Local search engine marketing. He has created and promoted search-friendly websites for clients of all sizes since the early 2000’s.
- Williams College | Williamstown, MA
magna cum laude, ΦBK, B.A. in Psychology
- September 1999 - June 2003
- Varsity Golf Team 1999-2003
NCAA Honorable Mention All-American, NCAA Academic All-American, 15-0-1 Little III Record
- The Ohio State University | Columbus, OH
University Fellowship @ Knowlton School of Architecture
- Sept 2003 - June 2004
David writes frequently about Local Search at his own blog, Mihmorandum, and formerly wrote a column on Local Search at Search Engine Land. His annual Local Search Ranking Factors project is among the most important studies of Local SEO.
David has been invited to present on Local search marketing by every major search marketing conference, including multiple SMX and SES events, the BIA/Kelsey Group ILM Series, and SEOmozCON.
He previously served on the Board of Directors of SEMpdx, Portland's search marketing trade organization, as Director of Partnerships from 2008 – 2010 and SearchFest Director in 2011.
In addition to managing his private consulting business, David is the co-founder of GetListed.org.
David is originally from Decatur, Illinois. He attended Williams College in Massachusetts, graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology in 2003. While at Williams, he developed a love for architecture and architectural history, and tried a year of architectural graduate school at Ohio State before heading for the San Francisco Bay Area.
After brief stints at a boutique advertising agency, as an in-house designer, and in-house search marketer, David decided to start his own small business in early 2006 and has been loving life ever since. He’s been a full-time resident of Portland, Oregon since early 2008.
David is also the Founder and Editor of Bracketography.com, one of the leading sources of NCAA Tournament Projections.
David is a passionate golfer and when he has time to play, maintains a scratch handicap. He is particularly fond of the world’s great links courses, including Ballybunion, Carne, Royal Aberdeen, Nairn, Cruden Bay, Ballyneal in Colorado, and Oregon’s own Old Macdonald and Bandon Dunes. The curious reader can browse David's accumulated thoughts on golf course architecture at EpicGolf.com.