A Few Words About Who I Work With

The industry-focused case studies above are a good representation of the kinds of clients I’m looking to work with on future engagements–namely:

+ Any business with at least one brick-and-mortar location for a Local SEO engagement of any scope
+ National and regional brands on a comprehensive Local SEO strategy
+ (By extension, agencies who service the clients above that are looking for partner or white label consulting services)

If your company or group is looking for any of the above, please feel free to send me an email.

Reviews from clients

On a personal note, [I] wanted to thank you for everything you’ve done for OHSU. You have been an extraordinary partner in our work, and I have really valued learning from you. For what it’s worth, your insights and your efforts have made a real and tangible difference in the ability of Oregonians to connect with OHSU. I can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done for the state.

–Eric Switzer, Former Associate Vice President, Brand Strategy and Marketing, Oregon Health & Science University

Local search is very important in our vertical, both from an SEO and from a consumer perspective. It is however a complex and ever changing area, which requires expert advice and in-depth specialised knowledge.

David is one of the nicest and most knowledgeable professionals I have had the pleasure to do business with. He provided us with valuable insights, exceeded our expectations and helped us setting priorities and devise a workable action plan. He is a true expert, but at the same time, able to “translate” his advice and expertise into easily understandable recommendations. I would not hesitate to recommend David to anyone looking for local search consultancy and we will definitely engage him again, as we move forward with our plans.

–Barbara Pezzi, Former Director of Analytics & Search Optimization at Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
No one knows the world of Local Search like David Mihm. From broad marketing strategies to the nitty-gritty tactical details, David’s expert knowledge and experience in the field yields tremendous results for his clients. Smart, personable, and a savvy communicator, David is able to translate his expertise and research into language suitable for search marketing practitioners as well as their leadership. I’d gladly do business with David again in the future. –J.C., Program Manager, Top 100 Retailer
David helped One Medical Group understand the largest drivers for ranking well in Local Search. As a group of doctor’s offices, we are obviously deliver a very local product, and ranking well on the search engines has a huge impact on our business. David’s knowledge about Local SEO is second to none, and he was able to share insights and actionable recommendations that have helped us improve our online presence. –Todd S., Director of Online Marketing, One Medical Group
David Mihm provided invaluable advice on optimizing our local listings. Seattle Children’s Hospital had some unique local search challenges with multiple locations, departments and contacts, as well as a brand name change. David skillfully steered us passed the obstacles of local search and helped clean up some historic, outdated information from external online sources. Additionally, David is a genuinely nice guy and a pleasure to work with. –Gerard Gravallese, SEO Specialist, Seattle Children's Hospital
At [redacted], we understand the value of local search, not just from an SEO angle but also the benefits to both business and customers in enabling the easy finding of local stores so when it came to looking for an ‘expert’ to assist with the creation of a local search roadmap for the business, there was only one choice and that was David Mihm. David proved his reputation as well earned by providing us with a list of actions that we could implement to ensure that our local search strategy was both inline with current algorithms and ahead of our competitors. In addition to his in-depth knowledge of the local space, David also proved himself to be a pleasure to work with and we would have no hesitation in recommending his services to anyone looking to improve their local presence. –Caroline B., SEO Lead at Nationwide UK Electronics Retailer
David has guided us through the Byzantine complexities of Google [Business Profiles]. Together we’ve created more than 20 Google [Business] listings. Those campaigns have produced 75 directly-attributable inquiries in the last eight months. We’ve increased our visibility in local search (more than 40,000 impressions a month) and have tracked more than 3,700 visits to our site during that time. David’s ability to rank his own business highly sold me. His great service and great results keeps me as a customer. –R.F., Marketing Director, Nationally-recognized Private University
My partner and I run a boutique commercial real estate firm. Our clients rely on our market expertise and confidence. These are two qualities we found with David Mihm’s firm as well. David successfully ranked our firm incredibly high on Google within a few short months. Our small firm was quickly receiving client contact which related into bottom line revenue that easily exceeded 10X the original web site investment. I recommend David 100 percent to any firm considering web site optimization and enhancement. –Scott Stone, Principal, AEGIS Realty
Hi David, Just want you to know that a new great customer walked into the shop today with 6 photos to frame. When I asked him where he heard about me from, he said my web site! He looked yesterday and actually printed out the home page and brought it with him. He said that he thought the look and feel was right for him!!! Our first customer with your work, Thought you might like to know, pretty immediate, THANKKS oxo –Joanne Rollins, Proprietor, J. Rollins Art of Framing
David is a wonderful web resource. I have been working with David for 14 years and he has single handedly increased my business through the web. He is bright, innovative, and an incredible hidden asset. –Matt Heafey, Residential Realtor
Our law firm has been very successful in our online marketing efforts, but we wanted to kick it up a notch. We sought out David based on his reputation as being an expert in local search. His “online presence audit” has been immensely valuable in providing immediate impact action items as well as ongoing task lists designed to maximize the return on our marketing investment. I recommend David highly. –R.J., Managing Partner

Reviews from online marketing peers

“David Mihm is one of the most respected names in Local SEO in Portland and nationally. He brings a deep understanding, incredible focus, client centric attitude and hard work to the process and understanding of local search. I have worked with David on both research and client projects and I can say that there is no one that I would rather work with in the industry. –Mike Blumenthal, Understanding Google Maps
David is consistently at the top of the list of SEO consultants who can speak with authority on the subject of local search engine optimization. I would completely trust putting my site in his hands.” –Andrew Shotland, Local SEO Guide
While it is David's job to be a trusted partner to local businesses, he is certainly a trusted business partner to Microsoft. David has great, in-depth knowledge of the online advertising and local market, and myself as well as others at Bing considered it a true privilege to work with him. –Mikko Ollila, Former Senior Product Manager, Microsoft
David is one of the top minds in local SEO. His Local Search Ranking Factors is still one of the best resources in the industry, and he's the first person I go to when I can't decipher what Google is up to on the local level. –Dr. Pete Meyers, Mozcast
David Mihm is a Local SEO Rockstar! He's not only super smart but incredibly personable and he is very generous with his time in supporting the search marketing community in Portland and beyond. His "Local Search Marketing Factors" is the bible of Local SEO.” –Todd Mintz
“David can explain local search theory and tactics better than anyone I know. His ability to bring this space to the masses has proved that he is one of the leading experts in the local SEO field. I have had the opportunity to work with David on client work and also in a conference setting and can say that no one will ever be more dedicated at bringing top level local knowledge to the table than him.” –Mike Ramsey, Founder, Nifty Marketing
“David is one of the most knowledgeable people I know in the area of local search. He goes above and beyond to educate his clients, and others working in the industry of local search, sharing much of his hard earned knowledge. I'd recommend businesses work with David when they want to improve their presence in the local online market.” –Michael Dorausch, Founder, Planet Chiropractic
“I have worked with David Mihm in a research capacity in the Local SEO industry and can confidently assert that he is Portland's top Local Search Marketer. David's understanding of Local Search and website design is exceptional and businesses that consult with him are making a very smart move. David is an ethical, personable professional, worthy of the trust of business owners and I have the highest regard for his skills.” –Miriam Ellis, Solas Web Design
“David really knows his stuff when it comes to Local Search. At Market Motive, he's our go-to expert for Local.” –Todd Malicoat, Marauder Charters