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David Mihm
In a Nutshell
Local search specialist with a penchant for fine links golf. Proud Oregonian.
Williams College | Williamstown, MA magna cum laude, ΦBK, B.A. in Psychology NCAA Academic All-American (Golf)
NCAA Honorable Mention All-American
15-0-1 Little III Record

About David Mihm

Broad-Based Expertise in Traditional SEO and Specialized in Local Search Engine Marketing

Professional Background

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.

In 2009 he co-founded, an application to help small businesses create and optimize their presence in local directories, which was acquired by Moz in 2012. David has been instrumental in the development of Moz Local and currently serves as Moz’s Director of Local Search Strategy.

David has been invited to present on Local search marketing at every major industry conference, including the BIA/Kelsey Group ILM Series, LSA, StreetFight, MozCon, SearchLove, and multiple SMX and SES events.

David writes about Local Search at his own blog, Mihmorandum, and on the Moz Blog, 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.

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, and currently serves on its Advisory Board.

Personal Background

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 West Coast.

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 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