Meet the Local Link Advisory Board

dbaPlatform’s Local SEO Expert Community

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What is Local Link?

Exclusive Advisory Board connecting Local SEO with Global Leaders across many industries, including Retail, Automotive, and Marketing Agencies.

dbaPlatform works in the Local SEO world with our SAAS platform. We want to be a part of the bigger conversation influencing best practices by connecting Local SEO global leadership to our customers.

Local Link helps achieve this by bringing together a board of Local SEO experts from multiple industries. They share their expertise and collaborate with dbaPlatform developers and other worldwide Local SEO experts to bring our users the best thought leadership.

Local Link Advisory Board

We have comprised a team of Local SEO experts ready to share and compare notes about the ever-evolving SEO industry.


Founder of Early Bird Digital Marketing, has over 22 years of experience in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and digital marketing. Sherry is a Google My Business Platinum Product Expert and contributes to prominent digital marketing blogs such as Search Engine Land, MOZ, Search Engine Journal, SEMrush, BrightLocal, SCORE, and others.


Marketing Director at Next Level Digital. Jennifer was awarded as one of the top producers in retail automotive for innovative digital sales and is national speaker, trainer, and executive-level consultant in the retail automotive industry. Jennifer is known for her “no-nonsense” approach to holding teams accountable and getting the job done!


Founder at Marketing Metrology. Stefan believes that the largest difficulty facing marketers is figuring out how to quantify the results of marketing activities. He appreciates the precision of online audience targeting, the capability to test and improve, and the opportunity to track the results of marketing efforts.


Search Engine Optimizer  at Rotate Digital and Owner at Simple SEO. Kevin helps small businesses succeed through search engine optimization. Kevin began his SEO training at Superstar SEO Academy where he discovered that decent post-secondary SEO training is difficult to come by and experience in SEO outweighs education.


Yan Gilbert is a digital marketing consultant and SEO specialist for local businesses. Also designated by Google as one of only a dozen North American Google Business Profile Product Experts. Creator and founder of the original Google Maps grid tracking system: 


Rachel Ford Hutman is CEO and Founder of Ford Hutman Media (FHM), a boutique communications firm that provides media relations, thought leadership and executive visibility to life science companies. Clients range from venture-backed startups to large cap public companies in biotech, digital health, and healthcare.

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Where can I meet the Local Link Advisory Board?

Meet the Local Link board on our monthly dbaPlatform Local SEO webinars, read their guest blogs, and watch their videos.

Want to join the advisory board? 

We established Local Link in 2020. Since then, we have expanded and added roles. If you feel that you have good Local SEO expertise, want to contribute, and see what’s behind the scenes, then apply here. Local Link board members are asked to attend quarterly strategic advisory board meetings where we present new features, discuss feedback, brainstorm ideas for improving local search metrics, and more. We are here to ensure that being an advisor is beneficial to you. The more time you have to participate, the more you will get out of it.