Compared to the wider SEO industry, local SEO tends to be a lot more welcoming, supportive, and collaborative, with a handful of top experts leading the way.

We’re committed to spotlighting the stories of those coming up in the industry and really making a name for themselves. It’s in this spirit that we created Rising Stars of Local SEO, an annual selection of the folks who represent a widening talent pool of local SEO expertise.

We asked several local SEO experts and contributors to nominate their favorite ‘rising star’, be that a colleague, a peer or just a real valuable Twitter follow. There will be faces you might recognize, but plenty you won’t, too!